We’ve Reopened!

We’re excited to see you and your furry friends once again! To keep everyone safe we kindly request the following:

  1. Please practice social distancing of at least six feet with dogs and humans in the park.
  2. Humans in the park are encouraged to wear a face covering/mask.
  3. Leave no trace. Please clean up after your pup. We have pet waste stations located throughout the park.
  4. We want you to stay well and visit the park again soon so please remember to wash your hands thoroughly or use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol after touching any surfaces in the park and after cleaning up after your pup.

Thank you for your partnership!

Learn more about the development of the coronavirus and facility reopenings >>>

The Barney Wood Bark Park is open!

You asked for it and doggone it, you got it!

The Barney Wood Football Field at Don Showman Park has been transformed into the Barney Wood Bark Park. The 1.44 acre Bark Park, located next to the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, has a large and small dog area. Each section has a doubled-gated entry, a splash pad, lighting, and ample seating.

Help us continue to maintain the park by becoming a founding Friend and DONATE TODAY! Scroll down for more details.

Farmers Branch Bark Park
Support Your Park

Donate to become a founding Friend of the Barney Wood Bark Park.

Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation is working diligently to increase the green space in our community. Your funding will support the beautification of our latest addition to our city in a park. All donations go straight to park amenities and beautification. Please note the images are conceptual. Staff will contact donors by early May regarding text for plaques. Donations are good for as long as the park is in existence. All donations are tax deductible.


$2000 Donation

Your donation provides a place to sit and relax while your dog is running safely within the park. You will receive a plaque displaying your name and/or your dog's name. You can choose either our City in a Dog Park bench option or a stone bench option. 

Click here to donate for a City in a Dog Park Bench >
Click here to donate for a Stone Bench >

Farmers Branch Bark Park

Dog Park Fence Panel

$500 Donation

Show your love for the canine kind by purchasing an ornamental fence panel for the Dog Park. You will receive a plaque displaying your name and/or your dog's name.

Click here to donate >

Farmers Branch Bark Park

Doggie Doo Bag Dispenser

$250 Donation

Eliminating pet waste takes a well rounded approach. Your donation will allow us to install appropriate doggie waste stations around the park. You will receive a plaque displaying your name and/or your dog's name. City Staff will follow up with donors by early May regarding text for the plaque.

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Farmers Branch Bark Park

Friend of the Bark Park - Customized Bone

$100 Donation

Donate $100 to become a founding member and get your name and/or your dog's name inscribed on a bone that will be displayed on a donor board at the front of the park. Your mission as a friend is to provide financial and physical assistance to the Barney Wood Bark Park.

Become a Friend of Dog Park Founding Member >
All donations go straight to park amenities and beautification.

Dogs at Bark Park

Rules of the Bark Park

We want everyone, including you and your dog, to have a happy and safe experience while visiting the Bark Park! Courtesy is contagious, please abide by these rules so all dogs and humans may enjoy this park. 

  • Hours are 6 a.m.-10 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. The dog park is closed Mondays for maintenance.
  • The City of Farmers Branch is not responsible for injury or damage; enjoy at your own risk. Dog owners are responsible for all actions of their dogs.
  • 10 and under are strongly discouraged from entering the park. Children ages 15 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Dogs must remain on a leash at all times outside the designated play area.
  • Dogs must be off leash in the play area.
  • Dogs must display current rabies vaccination tags.
  • Dogs that have been declared aggressive and/or dangerous by any Animal Services Agency shall not be allowed in the dog park.
  • Dogs that are aggressive, ill, or in heat are not allowed.
  • If aggression occurs, the aggressive dog must be leashed and leave the off-leash/play area immediately. If an injury occurs the aggressive dog owner must release correct contact information with all parties involved. If the owner is not cooperative please contact the Farmers Branch Police Non-Emergency at 972.484.3620.
  • Puppies under four (4) months of age are not allowed.
  • Handlers must not run with or chase after dogs in the dog park.
  • Strollers, bikes, skateboards, and in-line skates are not allowed.
  • The small dog area is only for dogs less than 30 lbs. Small dogs may play in the large dog area at their owner's risk.
  • Handlers must remain in the park and keep their dogs in view at all times.
  • Handlers are required to pick up and dispose of their dog’s feces.
  • Limit of three (3) dogs per handler.
  • No food (dog or human) allowed in the fenced area.
  • Smoking, vaping, alcohol, and glass bottles are not allowed.
  • Digging is not allowed.
  • No events can be conducted on park property without prior approval of the Director of Parks and Recreation Department.
  • The dog park may close without prior notice due to weather or maintenance.
  • Dog water fountains are shut down and winterized from November 15-March 15.
  • Water features operate daily during select times, weather permitting. Times are subject to change, refer to water feature signage for times.


Chapter 50 of Farmers Branch

Code of Ordinance

Barney Wood Bark Park
14090 Heartside Place, Farmers Branch, Texas 75234
Call the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center for more information 972.247.4607
Barney Wood Bark Park in Farmers Branch, Texas