Barker Field: Richmond, VA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member skree
N 37° 32.329 W 077° 28.913
18S E 280721 N 4157542
Quick Description: Richmond, Virginia's First dog park
Location: Virginia, United States
Date Posted: 12/20/2006 4:33:36 PM
Waymark Code: WM121X
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Not So Lost Puppies
Views: 157

Long Description:
Located in Byrd Park just south of the Carillon, Barker Field is Richmond's first off-leash dog park. It has a 4 foot enclosed fence with 2 areas- one for small dogs and the other for all sizes. The hours are from sunrise to sun set and closes for special events (eg: 4th of July).
Currently the Friends of Barker Field (visit link) are working with the city to develop new rules. When they become official, they will be posted here.

The park is maintained by those who visit it, so even though doggy-bags are supplied, you might want to bring along some extra plastic bags in case they are out.

The park is busiest after work and on weekends, so you may want to factor this in to your visit.

Level of Enclosure: Completely Enclosed

Description of Enclosure:
4 ft fence


Kid friendly: 'older' kids only

Popularity: It varies a lot

Water For Swimming (them, not you): None

Provides Poop Bags: yes

People washrooms: None

Separate area for small dogs available: yes

I would walk my dog here: yes

Fee Required: no

Additional Parking: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
To log this waymark, you must be able to prove to the waymark owner that you were at the park in question. This probably means a photo. The photo must be identifiably at that park, so having your GPS in the photo might not be a bad idea (alternatively you may include a recognizable landmark)
If you have a dog, photos of your dog having a good time would also be appreciated.
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