In May of 2007, the Frankfort Bark Park committee cut the grand opening ribbon for Bark Park during a celebratory event that marked the public opening of the park. Committee chairman Phil Simmons and his crew of volunteers welcomed over one hundred people and their furry friends to the state of the art dog park which features a gated, key card access system and both small and large dog play areas.
Welcome to Frankfort Bark Park. The Bark Park is a unique and special park for your four-legged friend. It is a members-only park, which means you must register your dog with the Frankfort Park District to receive an access card.
The Bark Park is located at Sauk Trail and 80th Ave.
- Annual Fee: $60 per family – resident of Frankfort: $50 park fee/$10 card fee.
- Annual Fee: $65 per family – non-resident: $55 park fee/$10 card fee.
- Renewing members will pay $50 (resident) or $55 (non-resident) provided they return their card in good condition.
Important Dates and Details:
2012 keys will be activated until Monday, Jan 7, 2013.
2013 keys will be available for purchase starting Wednesday, January 2, 2013.
A 2013 registration packet needs to be completed along with your current shot records. Registration packets can be found on the link below or at the Park District office.
Your membership dollars go back into the park to help maintain and improve it. This is a great park. Please abide by all rules, be good mentors to new members, watch your dog at all times, and most of all, enjoy your time at the park with your canine companion. This park was built for them.
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Bark Park - Etiquette
Think safety and courtesy. As new dogs are entering and exiting the run areas, please be sure to move your dog away from the entrance. A dog who is greeted and sniffed by numerous dogs at once can become agitated quickly.
Frankfort Bark Park
Dog Park Etiquette and Precautions Please take the time to read through this and educate yourself about dog parks. This will help you and your pet enjoy your time at Frankfort Bark Park.
Note: Children 11 and under are not allowed in the run areas.
- Dogs can be unpredictable and rambunctious. Some dogs don't respond well to children running by fast with arms flailing and yelling. Because of this, we highly recommend not bringing any children into the dog run areas for their own protection. Children should not handle any dog toys that are lying around in the park and should always ask the handler before petting a strange dog.
- Entering and exiting a dog park is a stressful and exciting event for a dog. Please allow others to enter and exit before you do. This will reduce stress and confrontations between dogs as they are entering the play areas. Be sure to securely close all gates behind you for the safety of all
- After entering the park, let your dog off-leash. Leashed dogs feel threatened when they are around unleashed dogs. If you are uncomfortable with letting your dog off-leash, perhaps the bark Park isn't for you. If your dog wears a prong collar, please remove it so other dogs do not get caught on it.
- Supervise your dog during the entire visit to the park. When a new dog enters the park, be aware of where your dog is. Having a group of dogs greet you at the gate can feel threatening to some dogs; don't allow dogs to congregate around the entrance. Keep your leash with you at all times.
- Some dogs like to mount & dash; if yours is one of these, please discourage this activity at the park to avoid any aggression problems from other dogs.
- Dog fights are rare in dog parks, but if one does occur, the best method to break it up is to grab both dogs hind legs and direct them in opposite directions. Block any eye contact the dogs can make with each other. Dogs that remain unruly towards another dog should be removed immediately.
- If your dog injures another dog or owner, be sure to give your name and phone number to the injured party. You are legally and financially responsible for your dogs actions and any harm it causes to others.
- Pick up your dog's droppings and any orphaned droppings. Carry extra bags with you. Bags and waste receptacles will be available. This is your park; help keep it clean and sanitary for all of our dogs.
Frankfort Bark Park is a Members-Only park. You must purchase a membership at the Frankfort Park District to gain access for you and your dog. Unauthorized entries will promptly be reported to the Frankfort Police.
Members are encouraged to call the Police to report an unauthorized entry.