The Bark Park, Yuma AZ

November 10, 2017. It’s true! There is a dog park in Yuma, and oh what a park it is!  HUGE!  Bigger than a football field, it actually belongs to Walmart. It was their drainage area where excess water is routed during an epic rain storm.  The city wanted a dog park and went to Walmart with this proposition:  Let us build a dog park on this piece of property and you won’t have to pay taxes on it.  Win-win, wouldn’t you say?  

It slopes so doggies and doggie moms and dads get really good exercise. There is a concrete sidewalk on three sides with benches if you need to sit.  Shade trees. There’s even some agility props for those wanting to utilize those things. They, I assume the city, even provide poop bags, as many do, so there’s no excuse for not cleaning up after your dogs!


Meet Max, the pit bull/boxer cross. Charlie found a new best friend.  Fries was a bit wary.


We spent the night at a nearby Walmart (undercover because there’s no over-nighting at this Wally) and we repeated the trip to the Bark Park next morning before heading out to Q (Quartzsite, AZ) where we will spend the winter in various BLM boondocking sites.

And because we will be staying in one camp for up to two weeks at a time, I will be taking a break from the blog for the month of December.  We will be taking short day trips or possibly even staying longer in the surrounding area, and I will, of course, do posts about those, but they won’t be published until January.  I know you are all busy, busy, busy this time of year so I won’t bother you until next year! 

I’ll be busy with adding tags to previous posts to make things easier to find if you want to go back and get information on a particular spot, and adding a page on the various dog parks we come across along with some who, what, when, and where for those who may not have utilized dog parks before, and some etiquette and what to expect.