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.

Address:
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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Central Bark Dog Park is a membership required park. Our goal is give you a place to exercise and socialize your non-aggressive dog in an off-leash park. For more info and see how to apply, please visit our web site at http://www.evansvilledogpark.org

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You guys are amazing!!! Thank you everyone that donated! Little man has gotten about 35 swim classes paid for!!! We will keep you posted on his progress!!! Thank you again!!

Everyone Meet Buck aka Lil Man! He is an 8 week old Pit mix that came into our care last week. Lil Man did not have a good start to life, and at 8 weeks old, he has little to no use of his back legs. We have 2 possible diagnoses, one being a lower spine injury and the second being degenerative myelopathy. What he’s needing now is to start some water therapy. Our friends over at the Canine Aquatic Center have agreed to take him on, and that's where we need your help!! He had his 1st visit on Friday and did fantastic!!! We would like to raise the funds to get him a few sessions paid in advance! You can help by calling them (812-401-5209 )and putting a donation on his account ( Lil Man), or send us a donation a few different ways:

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