About The Barkyard

For far too long, the dogs of Buffalo and Erie County have had nowhere to go to feel unrestrained, to run free, or to meet packs of new friends—until now!

Buffalo’s first and only off‑leash area

In August 2007, The Barkyard was opened on a temporary site in LaSalle Park. Since then, The Barkyard has enjoyed tremendous success—attracting thousands of visitors and earning overwhelming public support. Thanks to this success, the City of Buffalo committed an area of LaSalle Park for the permanent home of The Barkyard, as well as pledging $25,000 for (future) parking lot renovations. To date, all funding used for building The Barkyard (fencing, asphalt, signage, etc.) has come from private donations and fundraising events.

Now open!

The Barkyard opened the gates to its permanent home on June 25, 2009. Visitors can enjoy a picturesque view of Buffalo’s waterfront and skyline, while dogs can run free within over 70,000 square feet of fully fenced off-leash area. Small dogs can enjoy their own separate area—all day, every day! The Barkyard is handicap-accessible, and features a double-gated sally port, lighting, running water, as well as seating and shelter.

The Barkyard’s Hours

The Barkyard is open every day from dawn to dusk (the same hours as LaSalle Park).

Your best friends need your help

The Barkyard is offering sponsorship opportunities, as well as seeking donors, volunteers and committee members. With your help, we can provide the Buffalo area with a fun, safe park for dogs and dog-owners to enjoy year-round.

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