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Jiggs Askew Memorial Bark Park

1333 Overbrook Road

The Jiggs Askew Memorial Bark Park is located off of Kitchen Street in Burlington at City Park, behind the YMCA. It sits on approximately two acres of fenced-in land with two separated areas, one for smaller and older dogs and the other for larger dogs. Nicely landscaped areas with benches are found throughout the park for dog owners as well as access to water for your canine friend.

This is a designated dog recreation area. You will encounter dogs off-leash. Users of this park do so at their own risk. The City of Burlington shall not be liable for any injury or damage caused by any dog in the park. Dog owners are legally and financially responsible for their dog's behavior. Violation of these rules can result in permanent loss of park privileges.

All first time users must register at the Burlington Recreation & Parks Department. Office hours are Monday-Friday from 8am to 5pm.

Park Hours: Sun up to Sundown

Park Rules:

Jiggs Askew Memorial Bark Park is designated as a dog friendly park. Upon entering you agree to abide by the park rules.

Dogs must be within voice range and under owner's control at all times.

Aggressive dogs are prohibited from this park, and dogs exhibiting aggressive behavior must be removed from the park immediately.

Female dogs in heat are prohibited from the park.

An adult must accompany children under 16.

Maximum of two dogs per handler.

Owners must dispose of waste properly in the designated on-site containers.

No food, drinks, or glass containers in training area.

No animals other than dogs shall be permitted in the area.

Smoking, alcoholic beverages, and food are not permitted within the fenced areas.

No prong, pinch, spiked, or choke collars.

Dogs must be leashed when entering and leaving the park.

Dogs must wear ID and per state law (NCGS 130A-190) must wear rabies tag at all times.

All dog bites must be reported (NCGS 130A-196). If a bite occurs, give your name and phone number to the other dog's owner. For non-emergency assistance please call 222-5030. For all emergencies call 9-1-1.

For questions or to report a problem with the facility, please call Burlington Recreation and Parks at (336) 222-5030. Office hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.


Rose Marie

Saturday, June 23, 2018
Such a fantastic atmosphere! All the other dog owners I have met are responsible and friendly. It is a nice, clean, and well shaded area. I love that the two parks are separated for large and small dogs - it ensures everyone has a wonderful time. I also appreciate that they keep owners accountable and makes sure rabies tags are up to date. My dog always enjoys his time at the dog park socializing!

Billy Wheeley

Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017
Very nice city dog park, areas for large & small dogs. Registration required, along with up to date rabies vaccination. Clean-up stations well supplied and is required owner clean-up after your own pets, (as it should be)

charles mcbride

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017
I visited the park for my first time in months and before I approached the gates , a lady who said she works for the park comes out and tells my dog needs to have a rabies tag.I told her i had one but just finish bathing my dog.Then tells me I need to move my dog and walk it around or somewhere outside the park so she can take her dog out of the car. Rude and not a way to talk to someone but no problem I call my wife and she brings my tags. Then I again walk towards the gate and she runs up and ask for my tags and then tells me I need to fill out forms now and also tells me my dog is the wrong temperament to bring in and she needs to inspect him and then say You need to get him away. I am highly upset because my dog has NEVER hurt anyone and I have came there plenty of times never had a problem with her playing or being around any size dog. I understand there are rules to the park but there is a way to approach people and treat them tactfully and ask for information. I had my tags and didnt mind filling out the (free forms) but the way me and my dog was judged and treated was completely uncalled for.

Eric Crews

Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2017
I took my dog to this park three other dogs started to jump on my dog and my dog is a male and one of the dogs tried to mount my dog this was a very akward situation the owner of the dog was talking to a female and not paying the dog any attention my fiance had to take the dog off of my dog with the chance of getting bitten herself lucky my dog isn't an aggressive dog or the situation could have turned it a dog fight , I'm very disappointed we just wanted to take our dog to the park around other dogs to have some fun and interaction with other dogs and there also should be some supervisorion from someone at the park so they don't allow dogs that are not friendly in the park and owners that don't watch their dog's. Very disappointed don't think I'll be back to this park until things changed .

Mrs Lucero

Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017
Very good the Park for the dog all happy played thak you very much.

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