The mission of the Bristol Borough Bark Park is to enhance community life by offering a safe, clean, friendly and attractive off-leash space for dogs of all breeds and sizes to come with their owners to play, exercise and socialize.
The group hopes to fund the building and maintenance of a dog park entirely through private donations, fundraisers and ultimately registration fees for park membership. It will be a public/private partnership between the volunteer group, Bristol Borough Bark Park and Bristol Borough.
Our mission includes the following:
-To serve as an off leash, protected dog park in the Bristol Borough and surrounding communities
-To offer opportunities for regular social interactions amongst dogs and dog owners in the community
-To provide various programs that will support and enhance responsible dog ownership including: Sponsored adoption events from local animal shelters, training and educational opportunities from certified animal trainers/behaviorists, provide civic opportunities and information to local pet owners through fundraising and community events
An off-leash dog park would also provide a safe, legal alternative for dog owners to avoid situations where dogs are currently allowed to run free at the Borough ball fields, school fields, the wharf park or Spurline bike path.
Our group is completely volunteer run. We are in no way connected to any government agencies. The Bristol Borough Bark Park Committee is currently creating an action plan, and planning community fundraisers and social event for owners and their dogs.