When we think about Provincetown and its history, most of the time pilgrims and the Mayflower may fill our thoughts. However, did you know that aboard the Mayflower was a Springer Spaniel and a Mastiff? It seems like Provincetown has always been a dog-friendly town. The Pilgrim Bark Park is a public off-leash dog park that is funded privately by the people within the community.
The park is not only a wonderful, 1-acre playlot for your beloved dog, but it is also a beautifully designed park that features various artists throughout the park. The sculptures and structures within the park make it unique and fun. There are creative benches, climbing areas and agility equipment for your dog to play on. The park also has a great water fountain and a doggie waste station with plenty of doggie bags. The Pilgrim Bark Park asks that everyone pitch in and do their part to keep the park clean.
All dogs should be licensed and vaccinated when visiting this bark park. Dogs also need to be spayed or neutered if they will be visiting this park. Owners are limited to 3 dogs per handler and must remain in control of their dog at all times. Also, children under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The dog park is not a children's playground, with that being said, running, jumping or fast movements are not recommended while visiting the park. A complete list of rules are on the website and posted at the park.
Please police yourself, as this park takes a community to maintain. This lovely fenced-in park offers a general size dog area and another area for dogs who are under 25 pounds. Pilgrim Bark Park shows the art culture of Provincetown as well as gives the dog owners a safe and beautiful environment to bring their pets to. If you are in the area, I highly recommend you check it out for yourself.