Located at the edge of the beautiful 62-acre Broad Ripple Park, this pup-ular off-leash bark park fills the bill for pups who love to play and tumble with other doggos. Its 2-acres are spacious enough for high-speed running, with lots of room for wrestling. Whether your pupster needs to shed some stored-up energy, or just wants to sniff around and read the bark park "news," this is the place to do it!
The Broad Ripple Bark Park was built in 1999, and fur-bulous renovations in 2019 made it the place to be for A-lister pups and their pet parents. It offers all the best features, like a drinking fountain and dog wash station, along with benches and a shady pavilion complete with picnic tables. The city provides handy waste bags and receptacles to make it easy to do the necessary pick-up patrol for your fur baby, and free parking is just a few steps away. Restrooms for the humans can be found within the main Broad Ripple Park.
Fully fenced with secure gates, this puppy playground is dotted with grassy mounds to run up and down, and it offers challenging and fun agility equipment. Doggy toys are encouraged, and children are welcome with a watchful adult.
Artificial turf provides surface greenery with a state-of-the-art drainage system that prevents muddy spots and allows for efficient hosing down of liquid waste. Strategically planted areas of natural grass and shade trees are paw-some for rolling around or just taking a breather.
Entry to the Broad Ripple Bark Park costs an annual fee of $75 for one dog and $112.50 for two. Three dogs cost $150 a year, and discounted fees are available for 3-month and 6-month terms. A daily pass is $5. Entry requirements include current rabies, parvo, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations, and entry is limited to tagged dogs and people holding pass cards to operate the gates. To avoid overcrowding, the park may limit the number of memberships issued. Passes are available at the Broad Ripple Park office at 1500 Broad Ripple Avenue.
Polite interactions between people and dogs are expected, while aggressive behavior and hole-digging are frowned upon. Alcohol, smoking, and eating inside the bark park are pet parent no-nos, and parents are responsible for schooling their pups, and themselves, in paw-rfect dog park etiquette.
For a fur-bulous romp at a super-fun doggy playground, plan an outing at the Broad Ripple Bark Park today!
If your pup needs to brush up on their dog park manners, book an in-home training session with Wag!