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City of Geneva "Bark Park"


Welcome to the City of Geneva's "Bark Park" page! We are a group of local community members
advocating for a safe and friendly environment for registered dogs and their owners to gather and socialize.

We meet on a monthly basis to discuss our goal of opening a dog park in the city of Geneva by the summer of 2014. This is a grass-roots effort of community volunteers in coordination with city staff. We plan on fundraising all the money necessary to build the park and sustain its future needs. We welcome anyone to join our group and to assist in any way possible! This page will provide for you updated information on meetings, information on upcoming events for fundraising, and some other information on dogs and parks!

Since our fundrasing campaign started in October, we have raised over $6,500 towards our goal of $35,000. In-kind donations are always welcome, contact us below for more info on how you can help!

Brick and Donation form

 Find us on Social Media:
Twitter: @GenevaBarkPark
Facebook: Bark Park for Geneva

Upcoming Meeting: Tues. April 1 at 5:30pm  GNRC on 430 Exchange St (please note:NEW GNRC LOCATION) 

Upcoming Events:

Geneva Book Fest
- Sat. March 29th - We'll be on hand reading a dog themed book and have a fun craft for the kids!

Pup-Crawl - Sat. May 3rd - $20 includes a t-shirt, raffle ticket and drink discounts along the Pup Crawl!
 4-5pm Registration/ T-shirt pick up at Knights of Columbus
5-6pm Beef & Brew
6-7pm Eddie O'Briens (630p Ipad Mini Raffle!)
7-8pm Parkers
8-9pm TBD
9-10pm Sideshow
Rylie J's
Pre-Order your shirt (counts as your registration) until April 16th using the link!

Intersted in lending a hand?!  Sign up for e-blasts from the GNRC on upcoming meetings and fundraising events!  Email Janelle Drach at with the subject title "Bark Park" to get on the listserv and to any other questions about the project.

This project is supported by (501c3) GENEVA COMMUNITY PROJECTS and the CITY OF GENEVA in conjunction with the Geneva Dog Park Committee.




Dates:  Tuesdays, April 1-May 6

Time:  7:00-8:00 p.m.

Instructor:  Trish Wiltse

Fee:  $45.00/Residents/$65.00 Non-Residents

Classes are designed to provide pet owners with positive techniques to achieve wanted behaviors from pets.  Clickers are used to mark desired behaviors and food, toys and praise are used to re-enforce good behavior.  This is a highly effective, fun, pain and fear free method of dog training.  Course covers basic obedience commands and good manners such as
walking on a leash, greeting people, resource guarding and leave it.



Dates:  Tuesdays, April 1-May 6

Time:  8:15-9:15 p.m.

Instructor:  Trish Wiltse

Fee:  $45.00 Residents/$65.00 Non-Residents

Class will follow the same format as the Beginner Class and is for puppies 3-7  months old.  There will be more socialization and off-lead time in this class. As stated above, clickers will be necessary.


First week class for all participants will be at 7-8:30p.
No Dogs.  Must be preregistered, no exceptions.  Class size is limited to 12 dogs per class. Dog Training classes are held at the Geneva Recreation Complex.