Reisterstown Recreation Council

Dog Park Registration

Reisterstown Area Recreation & Parks Council
Baltimore Animal Recreation Center (B.A.R.C.) Park at Hannah More

Reisterstown Recreation Council
P.O. Box 882
Reisterstown, MD 21136
Phone: 410-887-1142

Welcome to Hannah More Barc 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. A group of volunteers help organize our park and if you are interested in getting involved please email

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.

How to Register of Renew

  1. Check to make sure your Dog's vaccination shots and County License is up to date*.
  2. Register on-line see below. The Reisterstown Recreation Office does not accept paper applications.
  3. No checks accepted; please use credit card as payment method.

*Your dog must have current rabies shots and be licensed 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

* NOTE: Rules and Etiquette are posted at the park. Show respect for owners and dogs, allowing all dogs to be able to use the park safety. see attachment form. Please remember to pick up after your dog and keep your leash with you at all times. This will ensure the safety of all dogs and allows the owner the ability to control their dog if the needs arrives.

* NOTE: Any dog involved in an incident please fill out the attached report and email it within 24-48 hours. If your dog requires medical attention, please submit vet bill, photo of injury, report, if any witness accounts along with the Bite Claim Report. Once the BARC Park Committee has all the information needed from all parties involved, we will contact you with our resolutions/findings. Serious injuires may result in supsension period or permanent ban from the park.

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Incident Report

Etiquette Member Guide

2020 Membership

  • Membership year begins each year on the first day of January.
  • Lock codes will be changed annually and as needed.
  • Membership Fees Per Year - $30.00 per dog, and $10 for each additional dog.
  • Special payment circumstances can be handled by contacting .

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