Barks for Parks!

A fundraiser for Dane County Dog Parks

Join the celebration at Badger Prairie County Park (6720 U.S. 151, Verona)

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Noon - 4:00 pm


Hot diggity dog, we had so much fun we're back again!  This event has grown so much the past two years that we have had to move to a larger location. Join us for our 3rd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at Badger Prairie County Park in Verona.  This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family.  Proceeds from this year’s event will be used to build a shade structure at the Badger Prairie Dog Park.

Suggested donation for admission is $5.00 per person. Dogs are free but must have a daily or annual dog permit. These can be purchased at the event or in advance through our website.

Please note that dogs must be on a 6’ static leash and be current on vaccinations. Dogs must be people and animal friendly.  Please check out our complete list of "Barks for Parks!" Dog Rules for the event.

Can't make it to Barks for Parks? You can still support Dane County Dog parks by making a donation online or by mail.  Just indicate that you would like your donation to be used to support the dog park program. 

Helpful Links

***Dane County Parks reserves the right to refuse participation to any vendor or group. Businesses that promote dominance or punishment-based training techniques or encourage letting dogs off leash in the Dane County Park System (outside of dog parks) may not be allowed to participate.


Did you know?

Dane County was one of the first park systems in the United States to develop designated off-leash pet exercise areas and has been used as a model for other systems across the United States.

Sponsor Booths

Many of our sponsors will have booths at Barks for Parks! Stop by their booths and thank them for supporting Dane County Dog Parks.

A list of sponsor booths is coming soon. Check out our sponsor packet if you would like to learn more about sponsorship.


All-day Exhibitors and Activities

  • Albert's Dog Lounge: senior & special needs dog rescue
  • Animal Rescue & Veterinary Support Services: rescue and education
  • Czar's Promise: supports canine cancer and research
  • Fetch WI: rescue that rehomes and rehabilitates at-risk dogs
  • Fromm Pet Food: free dog food samples
  • Upper Midwest Great Dane Rescue: rescue group
  • Veterinary Emergency Services: doggy first-aid station
  • Wisconsin Division of Public Health

A full list of exhibitors and activities is coming soon.  Check out our exhibitor and vendor packet if you would like to learn how to get a booth at this event.

This event will include live music!
Beverages and food will be available for purchase at this event.
More information coming soon.
We need volunteers to make this event a success! Consider signing up for a volunteer shift to help us out. Volunteers will get a meal voucher and a Dane County Parks volunteer t-shirt as a thank you. Please note that volunteers cannot have their dog with them during their shift. If you want to sign up for one of these shifts and plan to have your pup with you, make sure you have a friend that can watch them while you are volunteering.


Thank you to our Sponsors!