A Dog Lover’s Paradise
Are you a dog person? Do you love food? Springfield’s new Bark Yard is the place for you. Bark Yard is “a unique gathering place for dogs and dog people.” The off-leash dog park sits on 3.5 acres of land, just east of Highway 65, and features mulched walking trails, mature trees and separate areas for large and small dogs. Day passes and membership options, as well as doggy day care and boarding prices, can be found online at barkyard.com.
If you’re a dog-less dog lover, you can still enjoy Bark Yard as much as all the puppy parents. Bark Yard’s bar is open to the public and serves sandwiches, wraps, pizzas, salads, appetizers, desserts and an assortment of beers. There’s a kids menu and a pup cup, too! From the patio, visitors can enjoy snacks and booze while watching the pups play and interact.