Central Bark – Dog Park

Opened winter 2008. This dog park has lights, benches, trees, and some agility equipment and you must register here to gain entry. This dog park is supported by The Evansville Dog Owners Group (EDOG) and the land is supplied by the City.

2251 N. First Avenue
Kleymeyer Park
Evansville Indiana 47710 U.S.A.


Hours of operation:
The City has installed dusk to dawn lighting in the park, to allow owners and their furry friends to enjoy extended hours.


Email address:

Who We Are

Central Bark, Evansville’s Dog Park began when several folks joined together to ask the City of Evansville for a Dog Park. At first we were laughed at even though statistics show dog owners are plentiful and were interested in a park. Finally after requesting sites all over the City literally for years, they agreed to let us have a Dog Park in Kleymeyer Park which is a former dump. Afraid of lawsuits, the City required us to allow attendance only through membership with a strong set of rules. The only thing the City agreed to pay for was the lights for security. We held bake sales, dinners and BBQs, finally purchased over 300 truck loads of dirt for the first acre, and Central Bark was borne. Our only supporters were the Evansville Kennel Club who paid for the first acre of fence.  None of us are wealthy but we have worked very hard over the years to make it the best we could.  It is true that we have glass come up through the ground occasionally but keep in mind this is the same ground that right now holds three baseball fields that are played on all summer and several makeshift football fields that children play on all fall and some of the winter. 

The risk of aggressive dogs is greatly reduced by our membership and is much safer by far than a park that is open to anyone who wants to bring their dog to a dog park. We require any dogs entering to be vaccinated and socialized. Dogs with problems are encouraged to work on their problems with a professional trainer before they come back. 

All in all we take our Dog Park with membership as the safest of all possible choices.  We invite you to come and help us. Our meetings are the third Tuesday of the month at the North Park Library at 6pm.*   As someone as interested in a safe secure dog park as we are, we’ll be expecting you. We would appreciate your help. 

EDOG Membership

EDOG members support the organization’s mission and projects. Membership dues are $30 per year, every April 1st. Pro rated dues for early or late joiners. EDOG is supported entirely by membership dues and contributions. We appreciate your support. All fees are non-refundable.

*Current meetings are being scheduled on an individual basis and posted in the calendar. 


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3 months ago

Central Bark Dog Park

**Update we have have $308!! You guys are amazing! Whatever is leftover from buying food we will donate it to the Spirit Medical fund!!! Thank you EVERYONE!!! Stay tuned for updates!**

Its that time of year again!! As you know Evansville Animal Care & Control (Official) are very near and dear to our hearts!! The last 3 years we have fed all the dogs, cats, and even rabbits Thanksgiving Dinner! Well we won't let 2020 stop us, and the tradition will carry on! We are looking to raise $200 to make this happen! Please if you can find it in you heart to donate $2, that's one meal for a animal!! Help us reach our goal!! Donations can be made Via PayPal or threw Shelter Luv!!

Paypal: [email protected]
Shelter Luv: checkout.shelterluv.com/donate/aca

4 months ago

Shannon Titzer

I lost a single key in the big area without the building. If you find it please let me know. Thanks! ...

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Shannon Titzer I believe someone posted a little while ago they found a car key and they put it in the locked shed. Please join the other group (where it says Members only) and you will be able to see the post.

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4 months ago

Central Bark Dog Park

🐶Today is National Pitbull Day🐶

Pit Bull isn’t a dog breed. The term is usually used to refer to one or several different bully breeds, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier (also known as Amstaff dogs), English Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the Bull Terrier.

🤔Did you know🤔

✅In the early 1900s, they were seen as an All-American family dog, typified by Petey in the “Our Gang”/”Little Rascals” comedies
✅Pitbulls cannot lock their jaw. They have the same jaw as any other dog
✅ Pit Bulls were “The Nanny Dog” for generations. If you had children and wanted to keep them safe, you wanted a pit bull, the dog that was the most reliable of any breed with children or adults.
✅ The US Army Used the Pit Bull as a Mascot during World War I & II where the Pit Bull characterized the United States for their loyalty, determination 🇺🇸
✅They are very smart and great working dogs for therapy, bomb/drug sniffing and search & rescue

Only ONE in 6️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ born pits will be in their furever home. YET they are the most bred dog in America. Sadly, 1️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣,0️⃣0️⃣0️⃣ pits are euthanized each year just for how they look.

We ❤️ our pitties! Drop a photo of a pittie you love below!!!

4 months ago

Central Bark Dog Park

Join us this Saturday for our annual Chili Dog Walk and Vaccine Clinic!

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