Barkwood Dog Park

UPDATE: Barkwood is OPEN beginning

To allow Barkwood members to exercise their dogs while maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are announcing:


Barkwood Members are now able to sign-up for one 30-minute time slot each day.

Opening day is Friday, May 22nd. Hours will be 8am – 8pm daily.

  • Only ONE Barkwood family and their registered dog(s) will be permitted in one side of the park at a time. All bookings need to be made in advance. No walk-ins will be permitted.
  • Once members sign-up for a particular time slot, they are “on-the-clock” and their time starts whether or not they are physically at the park. Time extensions are not permitted.
  • Reserve a time slot by clicking here  . If you need assistance, call 216 292 1970.
  • Time slots are not transferable. There will be two openings (small and large dogs) per time slot. In the event, two large dogs book the same time slot, one dog will be placed in the small dog area.
  • Two weeks will be posted at a time. The Community Services Staff will be at the gate to let assigned members into the facility and to tell them when it is time to exit. Members’ key fobs will continue to be inactive.
  • All Barkwood Members are to wear a face covering.
  • Disposable plastic water bowls and freshwater will be supplied.
  • No rain-dates will be assigned. Hours of operation are every day 8am – 8pm.

TY for your patience and cooperation as we navigate this new procedure. If you have any questions or need us to assist you with the on-line process, please email or call 216 292 1970.


Barkwood is a dog park for Beachwood residents. It is located at City Park East on Richmond Road between Shaker Blvd. eastbound and westbound. It is open from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM every day.

Barkwood is available to Beachwood residents and their dogs via annual registration and keyfob.

Barkwood Dog Park Rules (PDF)
Barkwood Dog Park Packet (PDF)
Barkwood Data Sheet (PDF)

During this COVID-19 crisis that has closed City Hall to the public, Beachwood residents wishing to apply for Barkwood may complete the Barkwood Dog Park Packet PDF and e-mail it (with payment information, proof of residency*, and each dog’s vaccination records) to Vaccination records may also be faxed directly from your veterinarian’s office to the Community Services Dept. at 216-292-1976. Questions? Call 216-292-1970.

Barkwood Facebook Page
Barkwood registrants are encouraged to post visitor pictures to our Barkwood Dog Park Facebook page.

Barkwood Turf = 100% Synthetic
Barkwood is the only 100% synthetic turf dog park in Ohio. Our turf supplier, SYNLawn, was there for our grand opening.

We love Barkwood!

Are there dogs at Barkwood right now?
Click the play button on this livestream to find out:

Who has a better time at Barkwood:
The dogs or their owners?

Our thanks to Joel Green for creating this video and to Mr. Chalice and the BHS TV Productions program for their assistance.

Barkwood Grand Opening Video with
People’s Choice Top-Dog Contest participants