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. Dow 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)