BARC Dog Park

Our Baltimore Animal Recreation Center (BARC) Park includes a 1.5-acre park for large dogs and a .75-acre park for small dogs. Both parks include water fountains for the dogs.

BARC's mission is to provide a clean, safe and secure off-leash area where well-behaved dogs can socialize, exercise and play. A core group of area dog lovers worked cooperatively with the Department of Recreation and Parks to develop plans and regulations for the dog park.

To ensure that the BARC is a safe and enjoyable experience for both canines and humans, all dogs must be immunized and licensed. Park membership is required each year, as the registration form verifies immunization and licensing.

Annual family membership is $25.

How to Register of Renew

  1. Read the "Dog Park Etiquette: Member's Guide" and decide if this off-leash Dog Park is right for you and your dog.
  2. Check to make sure your Dog's vaccination shots and County license is up to date*.
  3. Register on-line below. The Reisterstown Recreation Office does not accept paper applications.

*Your dog must have current rabies shots and be licensed in the county they reside before you can register. Licensing forms are available at full service libraries or at a Humane Society. They can also be obtained by calling 410-887-3630, or online for Baltimore County residents at

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email, or send a letter to:

Dog Park Committee
P.O. Box 882
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

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