Bark in the Park • Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 10:00 am-2:00 pm

This event is rain or shine!

Enjoy an afternoon with your furry four-legged friend!

New! Location

Ballenger Creek Park
5420 Ballenger Creek Pike
Frederick, MD 21703


FREE, Limit 2 dogs per owner.

We are asking for pet food donations to benefit the Frederick County Humane Society. As you enter the park, FCHS volunteers will be collecting the pet food/animal related items for families in need in Frederick County.


Demonstrations • Vendors • Sample dog related products and services • Agility courses • Off-leash areas • Dog adoption
Check back for a full schedule of activities.

11:00 am Demonstrations by Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
(Agility and obedience training)

Volunteers Wanted!

If you are interested in being a volunteer, please complete an application online.

Vendors Wanted!

It’s time to mark your calendars for Frederick County Parks and Recreation’s special event, Bark in the Park, Saturday, May 12, 2018 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM! We would like to invite you to join us and be a part of the festivities!

To cater to our canine companions and their owners, we have decided it’s time for a change. This year’s Bark in the Park will be held at Ballenger Creek Park. Located in Frederick, this park is central to many and offers more amenities that are dog friendly. This park is also home to the Ballenger Creek Dog Park. Information, including rules, associated about this dog park can be found here.

This year we have also waived our entry fee for our four-legged visitors! This event is now FREE to attend (limit 2 dogs per owner).

With the change in venue, we would like to include more activities. We are looking to add demonstrations and more vendors for dog related products and/or services. To apply for a space, please read the Terms & Conditions and then complete, sign, and return the Vendor Application & agreement to:

Frederick County Parks & Recreation
Attn: Bark in the Park
355 Montevue Lane, STE 100
Frederick, MD 21702-8213 
or fax it to 301-600-2595

DEADLINE – All applications should be received by Friday, May 4th, 2018. NO APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED AFTER THIS DATE.

If you have any questions about participating as a vendor and/or being part of the event as a demonstrator, please email or call Erin Kleintop at 301-600-2983. 


  • Breakaway Action Dog, Inc.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings
  • CARE Veterinary Center
  • Chesapeake Area Alaskan Malamute Protection
  • Costco
  • Critter Cozy
  • CVCA Cardiac Care For Pets
  • Frederick County Animal Control & Pet Adoption Center
  • Harnessed to Hope Northern Breed Rescue
  • Healing Touch Chiropractic
  • Jennifer's Elite Pet Sitting
  • Mary Kay
  • Mid-Atlantic Chinese Shar Pei Rescue Operations, Inc. (MACSPRO)
  • Mid Atlantic German Shepherd Rescue
  • Old Farm Veterinary Hospital
  • Opossum Pike Vet
  • Pet-O-Bed
  • Pets On Wheels
  • Pet Valu
  • Tails of Hope
  • VIP Boarding Kennel
  • Wags for Hope
  • YMCA of Frederick County (YMCA Camp West Mar)