First Time Visitors

First time visitors to the bark park must register with park staff before entering. To register your dog you must have current proof of your pet's registration with the city or where you live, and a current record of rabies, bordetella, parvo, and canine distemper vaccinations.

Where to Register

You can register during normal operation hours Monday through Friday at Sandy Bottom Nature Park (Nature Center), at the corner of Hampton Roads Center Parkway and Big Bethel Road, or at the Parks and Recreation offices on the fifth floor of City Hall, 22 Lincoln St.

Minimum Age

Puppies must be at least four months of age before entering the dog parks.


Cost is $10 for the first dog in household and $5 for each additional dog in the household. This is a one year membership from the date of purchase. There is a $5 replacement tag fee for lost or stolen tags.

For More Information

For more information dial 3-1-1 or call (757) 727-8311 from outside the city.