The Barney Wood Football Field at Don Showman Park will be transformed into the Barney Wood Bark Park. The 1.44 acre field, located next to the Farmers Branch Community Recreation Center, will be revitalized into a large and small dog area. Each section will have a doubled-gated entry, a splash pad, lighting, and ample seating.
Help make this vision a reality by becoming a founding Friend and DONATE TODAY! Scroll down for more details.
Why a dog park?
You expressed the desire for a park to enjoy with your beloved canines in Farmers Branch. Reports suggest that dog parks may decrease property damage, promote positive social behaviors for dogs and their owners, and build a stronger community.
Barney E. Wood was a respected mainstay of the Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation board for 29 years, 13 as chairman. Barney's steady hand and leadership contributed to the emergence of Parks and Recreation and the development of youth sports in Farmers Branch. From the construction and maintenance of the fields, to coach and league coordinator, Barney was there! On October 12, 2002, the city of Farmers Branch honored Barney's exemplary service with the dedication of the Barney E. Wood Athletic Complex.
Barney's legacy continues to be shared with citizens of our community and their four legged friends.
Donate to become a founding Friend of the Barney Wood Bark Park.
Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation is working diligently to increase the green space in our community. Your funding will support the beautification of our latest addition to our city in a park. All donations go straight to park amenities and beautification. Please note the images are conceptual. Staff will contact donors by early May regarding text for plaques. Donations are good for as long as the park is in existence. All donations are tax deductible.
Your donation provides a place to sit and relax while your dog is running safely within the park. You will receive a plaque displaying your name and/or your dog's name. You can choose either our City in a Dog Park bench option or a stone bench option.
Eliminating pet waste takes a well-rounded approach. Your donation will allow us to install appropriate doggie waste stations around the park. You will receive a plaque displaying your name and/or your dog's name.
Donate $100 to become a founding member and get your name and/or your dog's name inscribed on a donor board at the front of the park. Your mission as a friend is to provide financial and physical assistance to the Barney Wood Bark Park. Become a Friend of Dog Park Founding Member >
All donations go straight to park amenities and beautification.