Akron Dog Park Events

   Better Akron Recreation for Canines organizes and participates in many Ohio area dog and pet events throughout the year.  These events include fundraising, community outreach and educational activities.  Some pet events take place at Akron Dog Park, while other dog friendly events happen at venues throughout the City of Akron and around Ohio.  Visit this event page regularly to learn what fun dog park events BARC has scheduled for 2021-2022 in and around the Akron Ohio area. 

Tricks for Treats

A Howl-O-Ween Affair

Costume Contest
Trick or Treat For Dogs

Saturday October 9, 2021

   Celebrate the fun of Halloween with your furry friends at Akron Dog Park. Your donation to this Howl-O-Ween affair includes Trick or Treating For Dogs from treat station to treat station throughout Akron Dog Park. Also included is everyone's favorite Halloween Costume Contest for both dogs and humans alike. You and your pet could win $100.

   Tricks For Treats is expected to be a well attended park fundraiser. With so many cool dog toys, dog treats and even human goodies going into your beggar's bag, we will need to carefully plan your arrival. To ensure a smooth Howl-o-Ween event, advance registration is required. 

Costume Contest & Trick-or-Treat

with Your Dog Information


Judges Favorite Dog - $70 1st Place Prize

Judges Favorite Human/Dog Combo or Group - $100 Grand Prize

Dog Trick or Treat sessions begin at 1pm & 2:30pm

Costume Contest Begins at 1:45pm

$12 contest entry donation per dog includes trick-or-treating

There will be NO WALK-UP registration or entry.

Advance registration is required to participate.

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Advance Registration Is Required

Tickets Availability Is Limited

All dogs must be well controlled and remain on a leash

no longer than 6 feet while in the event area.

* Proceeds benefit Better Akron Recreation for Canines (B.A.R.C), a registered 501c3 public charity that operates and maintains Akron Dog Park 

Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs

Returning in 2022!

Date TBD

at Akron Dog Park

   Easter egg hunts are not just for children anymore! All of the area canines and their adult human companions are invited to an "Eggciting" Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs at Akron Dog Park. This is an event specifically for dogs, but there will also be some special gift eggs that contain prizes that humans will love too!  

 Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs Details


$12 entry donation per dog

Limit 3 dogs per adult companion 

Egg hunts begin promptly at

11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm and 2:30pm


This event requires advanced online registration.

Space is limited and is expected to sell out.

Registration Begins next year.

Akron Dog Park Easter Egg Hunt

Pandemic Notice:

Due to the current uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic, it is with heavy hearts that we’ve made the difficult decision to cancel the 2021 Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs. While we know this is disappointing, we hope you can understand the steps we’re taking to help keep our volunteers and visitors safe. Refunds are currently being processed. Please allow 7-10 for the refund credit to appear back on the account you used to make your purchase. We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you at future events.

There will be treat filled Easter Eggs hidden throughout the Dog Park Easter Egg Hunt playing field. By attending this event, you agree to follow all the established Akron Dog Park park rules in addition to the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs Rules listed below.


  • All dogs must be well controlled and remain on a leash no longer than 6 feet during the egg hunt.

  • Owners assume responsibility for themselves and their dog’s actions and must closely observe their pet to ensure they do not eat the plastic Easter eggs.

  • This is not a competition. Each dog will have an egg finding limit so that we can keep the Easter Egg Hunt for Dogs fair and worry free. When a dog's nose or paw touches the egg, it can be put into your basket.

  • Please bring your own egg basket or bag to collect your eggs and dog treats in.

  • 100% of the dog park Easter egg hunt proceeds will benefit Better Akron Recreation for Canines (B.A.R.C), a registered 501c3 public charity that operates and maintains Akron Dog Park.

  • This event will take place in rain or shine. All sales final. No refunds or exchanges.


   General Meetings take place quarterly as needed.  BARC uses this time for the planning and discussion of projects, fundraisers and park renovations.  Everyone is welcome to attend and is encouraged to share their thoughts with Better Akron Recreation for Canines (BARC) Officers and Board Members.

   Time, date and location information will be posted to BARC Akron Dog Park's Facebook page whenever meetings are scheduled to take place. You can also look for general meeting information on the Home Page of this website.

Akron Dog Park General Meeting