Barks for Parks
This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both pups and their people. 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.
***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.
Dane County Parks was one of the first park systems in the nation to develop off-leash dog parks and is recognized as a national leader. Each year, our seven dog parks serve over 600,000 visitors and win local awards. Become a Barks for Parks and let park users know you are passionate about our pup parks.
Your sponsorship would be recognized in the following ways:
- Posters: at each of our seven dog parks and at all other Dane County Recreation Parks (over 3 million visitors in 2019).
- Website: listed on the event website (3,400+ page hits three months before the event in 2019).
- Social Media: advertised in advance in the Facebook event and a follow up post after letting folks know how much was raised (1,200-1,600 people followed the event in 2018 and 2019).
- At event: listed on a thank you poster at the event (700+ attended in 2019).
- Additional benefits by level are listed in the sponsor packet.
Our dog parks won all three spots in the 2019 Best of Madison dog park category:
1st Prairie Moraine Dog Park
2nd Badger Prairie Dog Park
3rd Token Creek Dog Park