How do I register for the dog park?

The Dog Park is a fenced facility for dogs to go off-leash to run, play, socialize, and exercise. There are separate areas for small and large dogs. The park features concrete pathways, a pavilion, benches, agility, and play equipment for the dogs. The park is open from 7:00am to 11:00pm. All members will receive a key code to gain entrance. The park is located in Parr Hill Park at 18th & Kansas.
An annual membership fee to the park helps provide necessary revenue for ongoing expenses to the Dog Park. 

Registration Information:

  • Register animal in the city you reside (i.e. for Joplin, please visit the Finance Department on the 3rd floor of City Hall)
  • Visit the Joplin Parks and Recreation office at 3301 W. 1st Street and bring:
    • License showing the animal is registered
    • Copy of vaccination records from a licensed veterinarian
    • Paperwork showing the dog is spayed or neutered. 

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