THE Bark Park

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THE Bark Park

Marion Park District’s THE Bark Park, a 39,150 – square foot canine exercise and play venue, opened in January 2018.  THE Bark Park is in Russell Street Park with its entrance at 1110 West Goodall Street.

The membership-based dog park will be open 7 days / week from sunrise to sunset.  Membership fees will be based on a ‘per dog’ registration and be effective from January through December of each year.  Membership for the 1st dog will be $20.00 with $5.00 / dog thereafter with a maximum of four dogs per member.  Patrons will be required to supply current vaccination and registration information for their dogs in the application process.  A secure, keypad code lock will be in place to provide security for the patrons.  Members will be provided with an initial code for entrance upon approval of membership and then, quarterly, a new code will be provided (via email) for access to the park.

THE Bark Park provides separate fenced areas for ‘small’ dogs and ‘large’ dogs.  Each play area includes a pavilion with concrete flooring and picnic tables.  The pavilions have electricity and running water included.  There is additional bench seating located remotely from the pavilions, as well.  There are three (3) play features in each compartment.  They were constructed ‘in house’ by Marion Park District Park Services personnel and are comprised of many re-purposed parts of outdated play equipment from other Marion Park District Parks.  Each compartment has a ‘dogipot’ waste container for disposal of pet waste.  Baggies and a large waste receptacle are components of each ‘dogipot’.

THE Bark Park Application

THE Bark Park Waiver & Release

THE Bark Park Rules & Regulations

Return the initial application (with shot records and vet information) and Waiver form to:

Marion Park District Administrative office at 519 Parish Ave.

in the Boy Scout Cabin in Ashley Park

Renewal applications may be paid online by using the links below:

1st DOG:


THE Bark Park Membership



DOG 2:


THE Bark Park Membership


DOG 3:


THE Bark Park Membership



DOG 4:


THE Bark Park Membership