Bark Park

Please note that the LARGE dog section of the Bentonville Bark Park will be CLOSED from June 1st-15th as our team re-sods this section. The center and small dog sections of the Bark Park will be open.

Hours of Operation

  • Sunrise to Sunset
  • Closed Wednesday mornings from 7 a.m. until 10 a.m. for maintenance

The Bentonville Bark Park is a 1.3 acre off-leash recreation area for dogs and dog lovers, just west of the North Bentonville Trail. The primary purpose is to provide exercise and socialization opportunities for our four-legged friends while promoting responsible dog ownership through events and programs. The fenced in area includes separate sections for large dogs, small dogs, and an agility course.

Bark Park Rules

  • All dogs must be must be legally licensed and vaccinated, and shall wear a visible dog license and identification tag. City of Bentonville license can be obtained at City Hall, 117 W Central Avenue.
  • No puppies under 4 months of age allowed.
  • All animals must be spayed or neutered.
  • Dogs with a history of dangerous or aggressive behavior are prohibited. Dogs must be removed from the park upon the first sign of aggression.
  • Dogs should remain in their size appropriate area of the Bark Park.
  • Spiked collars are prohibited.
  • Dogs should be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving the Bark Park.
  • Handlers are required to clean up after their dog.
  • Handlers must fill any holes dug by dogs under their supervision.
  • Handlers must remain in the park and keep their dog in view at all times.
  • Please limit three (3) dogs per adult.
  • Dog Handlers must be 16 years or older. Children under 12 must be under strict adult supervision – no running, no chasing or petting dogs without the owner’s permission.
  • Please be considerate of our neighbors by quieting noisy dogs. Persistent barking is not allowed.
  • Please leave ALL food, glass containers, and long-lasting chews outside the Bark Park. Small training treats are allowed.
  • Always secure access gates when entering / leaving the facility.
  • Please do not bring the following into the Bark Park: strollers, skateboards, dog toys, carriages, scooters, dog food, baby carriers, children’s toys, bicycles, or food. Tennis ball are acceptable.
  • Please be considerate of other users of the Bentonville Bark Park by not smoking inside or around the facility.
  • No animals, other than dogs, shall be permitted in the area.