BARC Dog Park


Welcome to Hannah More Barc Park -

Our Baltimore Animal Recreation Center (BARC) Park includes a 1.5-acre park for large dogs and a .75-acre park for small dogs. Both parks include water fountains for the dogs. A group of volunteers help organize our park and if you are interested in getting involved please email

BARC's mission is to provide a clean, safe and secure off-leash area where well-behaved dogs can socialize, exercise and play. A core group of area dog lovers worked cooperatively with the Department of Recreation and Parks to develop plans and regulations for the dog park.

To ensure that the BARC is a safe and enjoyable experience for both canines and humans, all dogs must be immunized and licensed. Park membership is required each year, as the registration form verifies immunization and licensing.

Annual family membership is $25  - calendar year (January to December)  - i.e. if you register in June this year the member fee only covers your membership until December. You will have to renew each year. We will email each member a gate code once their renewal is processed. Please do not give out the gate code to any member or non-members. No checks accepted.

Donations are welcomed and are appreciated.

How to Register of Renew

  1. Read the "Dog Park Etiquette: Member's Guide" and decide if this off-leash Dog Park is right for you and your dog.
  2. Check to make sure your Dog's vaccination shots and County License is up to date*.
  3. Register on-line see below. The Reisterstown Recreation Office does not accept paper applications.
  4. No checks accepted; please use credit card as payment method.

*Your dog must have current rabies shots and be licensed in the county they reside before you can register. Licensing forms are available at full service libraries or at a Humane Society. They can also be obtained by calling 410-887-3630, or online for Baltimore County residents at

If you have any questions, comments or concerns, please email, or send a letter to:

Dog Park Committee
P.O. Box 882
Reisterstown, Maryland 21136

* NOTE: All members are required to read and agree to obide by the Dog Park Rules & Etiquette. Show respect for owners and dogs, allowing all dogs to be able to use the park safety. see attachment form. Please remember to pick up after your dog and keep your leash with you at all times. This will ensure the safety of all dogs and allows the owner the ability to control their dog if the needs arrives. 

* NOTE: Any dog involved in an incident please fill out the attached report and email it within 24-48 hours. If your dog requires medical attention, please submit vet bill, photo of injury, report, if any witness accounts along with the Bite Claim Report. Once the BARC Park Committee has all the information needed from all parties involved, we will contact you with our resolutions/findings. Serious injuires may result in supsension period or permanent ban from the park. 

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