Oakdale Bark Park


The 4.6-acre dog park is located just off 50th Street, between Helena Road and Heather Ridge Road. The park is free to use, no permit is required. The park offers a parking area, a wood chip walking trail, wooded areas, pond, four-foot high fencing around the park, double gate transition area, pet waste bags, trash cans, and benches and tables. The Oakdale Bark Park is a low-maintenance park, meaning that because of a pipeline less than two feet from the surface of the ground, the lawn cannot be mowed.

Park Hours

The park opens one-half hour before sunrise and closes one-half hour after sunset.

Park Rules

  • Dogs must be vaccinated and not designated as a dangerous dog or in heat. The City of Oakdale no longer requires dogs to be licensed. Therefore, a license is not needed to be in the Bark Park.  
  • Dogs must be leashed prior to entering and upon leaving the off-leash area and in the transition area.
  • Dogs must stay within fenced area.
  • Owners must be in verbal control of their dogs at all times and prevent aggressive behavior, biting, fighting or excessive barking.
  • Owners are liable for damage or injury inflicted by their dogs.
  • Owners must have a visible leash at all times.
  • Owners must clean up and dispose of feces.
  • Owners must be 16 years or older, and not handling more than two dogs.

Benefits of Dog Parks

Dog parks allow physical and mental exercise. A visit to the dog park could greatly enrich the life of your dog by exercising their body and mind. They can run free, investigate new smells, and meet new friends.

Dog parks allow opportunities to learn and maintain social skills. Dogs, like humans, are highly social and enjoy spending time with their own species. Your dog can practice reading other dogs’ body language and use communication skills by meeting unfamiliar dogs on a regular basis. This may help guard against fear and aggression around other dogs and humans.

Dog parks have a positive effect on their owner. Owning a dog encourages people to exercise, play and bond with their dog, and promotes new friendships with other dog owners.

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