Local Expansion

New Large Breed Dog Park Coming To Moncus Park


A new large breed dog park, named Best Friends Bark Park, exclusively for large dogs is coming soon to Moncus Park.

Spanning an impressive 34,500 square feet, Best Friends Bark Park offers an expansive off-leash play space for dogs to run and socialize. Within this area, an elevated 1,000-square-foot overlook provides panoramic views of the sprawling landscape, creating a haven where families can observe delightful interactions with furry friends.

Provided rendering including new large breed dog park near playground area

Covering an expansive area of 34,500 square feet, Best Friends Bark Park will provide a sizable off-leash play zone for dogs to exercise and socialize freely. The new large dog park features an elevated 1,000-square-foot vantage point that will offer a wide view of the surrounding scenery, creating a space where families with larger dogs can enjoy themselves.

Additionally, the new dog park will feature landscaping, two water fountains complete with dog bowls, waste receptacles equipped with dog waste bags, and a double-gated entry and exit system, designed to guarantee safety and uninterrupted access.

Provided Rendering

“Our tails are wagging with excitement to bring this large dog playground to Moncus Park,” said Emily Hamner, executive director of Pinhook Foundation.

Best Friends Bark Park is made possible through funds raised from Moncus Park’s 2021 SOLA Giving Day Campaign, a substantial gift from friends and family of Patrick Reische Gray, and a generous contribution from Pinhook Foundation, whose dedication to animals and community shines through within this valuable addition to Moncus Park.

Best Friends Bark Park for large dogs is the second dog park located within Moncus Park following the Giles Automotive Family Small Dog Park, which opened in January 2022.

The tentative completion date for Best Friends Bark Park, the large breed dog park, is set for Fall 2023.

If you’re a dog parent and would enjoy the off-leash dog parks, an annual $13 permit is required to ensure the safety of all dogs and their owners. To purchase your dog’s permit, you can visit www.moncuspark.org/dogpark. Permits are only required for the off-leash dog parks. Leashed dogs are welcome throughout Moncus Park as per City Ordinance Sec. 10-121.

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