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News Release
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Pop-up dog parks coming to Vancouver this summer! (Photo) - 06/11/19

Vancouver, Wash. – Vancouver Parks and Recreation is gearing up to celebrate the dog days of summer with Barks in the Parks, a series of pop-up, off-leash dog parks hosted in three neighborhood parks throughout Vancouver. While Barks in the Parks locations are temporary, the City is using the opportunity to measure community interest in building permanent dog parks in the future.

“Barks in the Parks will offer a new way for neighbors to enjoy Vancouver parks,” said Parks and Recreation Director Julie Hannon. “While people are having fun and exercising their dogs in a safe environment, they are also getting to know their neighbors and creating lasting connections. We see this as an opportunity to build a stronger community.”

Dates, locations and hours:

  • July 1–19 at Endeavour Neighborhood Park; 2701 N.E. Four Seasons Lane
  • July 22–Aug. 10 at Bagley Community Park; 4607 Plomondon St.
  • Aug. 12–27 at David Douglas Park; 1016 N. Garrison Road
  • Hours: All locations will be open Monday-Friday from 4­­­­­­ to 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Barks in the Parks staff, comprised of City employees and volunteers, will be on site at all locations to address facility issues, answer questions and collect community feedback.

Learn more about Barks in the Parks at


About Vancouver Parks and Recreation

Vancouver Parks and Recreation builds upon the City’s strong legacy of parks, natural areas and recreation dating back to the dedication of Esther Short Park in 1853. Each month, the Parks and Recreation Department provides hundreds of recreation opportunities for youth, adults, seniors and persons with disabilities at its two community centers. Parks and Recreation operates 1,600 acres of parkland at 113 sites, including 90 parks, 20 miles of trails and many natural areas for the City of Vancouver. The Parks and Recreation Department cultivates community in the City and beyond through on-going special events and volunteer programs that celebrate the City’s natural spaces.

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