Bark in the Park • Saturday, May 11, 2019 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Enjoy an afternoon with your furry, four-legged friend, at the Frederick County Parks and Recreation annual Bark in the Park. Your pooch will have an opportunity to run free in one of our off-leash areas, test and sharpen his or her skills on the agility course and make new friends. Bark in the Park also provides great opportunities for families to adopt a dog, learn different training techniques, sample dog-related products, and visit exhibit booths.

All dogs who participate in Bark in the Park must have a current rabies vaccination, as required by law. Proof, in the form of a valid tag or certificate, must be available upon request. Dog owners must bring a collar and leash. Limit 2 dogs per owner.


Bark in the Park will be held at Ballenger Creek Park (5420 Ballenger Creek Pike, Frederick MD). This park is central to many and offers amenities that are dog-friendly. This park is also home to the Ballenger Creek Dog Park. Information, including rules, associated with this dog park can be found here.

Date and Time

Saturday, May 11, 2019
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


FREE, Limit 2 dogs per owner.

This event is FREE, although Frederick County Animal Control will be accepting donations and has a wish list of items for pets in need in Frederick County. Donations will be accepted during the event.

Microchip Clinic

Bark in the Park will feature a microchip clinic, presented by Frederick County Animal Control. They will be able to microchip the dog(s) and register the chip on-site.

Microchip $20 (cash only)

Rabies Clinic

If your dog doesn't have current rabies vaccinations, please visit Happy Hubz prior to entering the event, to receive the vaccination and paperwork. All proceeds will go directly towards funds that support pet care assistance for veterans, first responders, and senior citizens.

Rabies: $10 (for 3 years)
Flea & Tick: $5/monthly dose
Nail Clipping: $5
FREE Consult


Live music will be played throughout the day! Check back for a schedule of performances.


  • 4-H Tailwaggers Club
  • Bark Busters Home Dog Training
  • Bow Wow Designs
  • CARE Veterinary Center
  • Cat Lady of Frederick
  • Country Veterinary Hospital
  • Creekside
  • CritterCritter Creations
  • Cuddles Cat Rescue
  • Downtown Dog
  • Happy Dog Grooming Salon
  • Happy Hubz, Inc.
  • Harnessed to Hope Breed Rescue
  • Invisible Fence
  • Lizzy's Lodge Rescue
  • Maid Pro
  • Mary Kay
  • Mevetica Your Pets Choice
  • Mid-Atlantic Dogs
  • Misty Ridge Animal Resort
  • Old Farm Vet Hospital
  • Operation Paws for Homes
  • Opossum Pike Veterinary Clinic
  • Pet Loss at Home - Huzella Veterinary Services
  • Pet-O-Bed
  • Prospect Vet Clinic
  • Scentsy
  • Tails of Hope
  • Tenacity Dog Training
  • The Green K9
  • Village Vet of Urbana
  • Wags for Hope
  • Woofin' It

Vendors Wanted!

We are looking for dog-related businesses/organizations to participate at Bark in the Park on Saturday, May 11th, 2019 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We would like to invite you to join us and be a part of the festivities!

To apply for a vendor space, please complete, sign and return the Vendor Application and Terms & Conditions to:

Frederick County Parks & Recreation
Attn: Bark in the Park
355 Montevue Lane, STE 100
Frederick, MD 21702-8213 
or fax it to 301-600-2595

DEADLINE – All applications should be received by Friday, April 26th, 2019. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

If you have any questions, please email or call Erin Kleintop at 301-600-2983.