Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park: A Naglee Park Tradition

Bark in the Park™ is the largest dog festival in the US. Bark is a free event, open to all, with a suggested donation of $5 per adult. Dogs and kids under 12 are free! All proceeds from Bark benefit local community organizations and pet-related charities including Humane Society Silicon Valley and San Jose Animal Care Center.


Campus Community Association’s Bark in the Park is designed to celebrate our canine friends and raise money for CCA’s many projects and events.

Vision Statement

Campus Community Association’s Bark in the Park celebrates our canine friends.  It is a one-day event held every September at William Street Park.  It provides funding for CCA’s many neighborhood projects and events and also donates money to various animal shelters and charities.

About Bark in the Park

Founded in 1996, Bark offers a main stage, activities areas, demonstrations, kid’s activities, food, live entertainment and vendor booths focused on dog-related goods and services.

Adults and children can learn about different dog breeds, how to select an appropriate pet and how to give it proper care. Non-profit organizations will offer information on dog rescue and spaying and neutering. Information on pet registration will also be available. More than 75 local businesses will offer a wide range of dog-related products and services including veterinarian, kennel, grooming, food, treats, supplies, photography, and merchandise.

Low-cost vaccines and microchipping will be provided by Pet Awareness and Welfare Society (PAWS) for San Jose Animal Care and Services. All proceeds from the clinic beneft San Jose Animal Care and Services.

Canine skills demonstrations will be presented throughout the day in three entertainment corrals and on the Main Stage. 2017 Demonstrations include a SJPD K-9 demo, Frisbee catching, sheep herding, agility training, behavior training, and service dog training. 2017 Activities for families and their pets included the popular Dog Costume Contest, Pet/Owner Look-Alike Contest, Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest, and a presentation by Furry Friends Pet Assisted Therapy Services..

New in 2017 was the Kids' Entertainment Zone with Kids' Agility Course, Dog Owner in Training Resource Tent, Meet and Greet with Downtown Dog, the Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot, Puppy make-over packages (face paint and more!) and the Big Bulldog Bounce House make sure kids have as much fun as dogs at the event!

After a busy day of activities, visitors appreciate the Food and Beverage Court, which offers selections from downtown area restaurants and community organizations.

Bark in the Park is organized by the Naglee Park Campus Community Association. The majority of Bark volunteers are residents in the neighborhood and volunteer for Bark because they want to show  guests how proud they are of the community where they reside.

Come find out why downtown San Jose is the best neighborhood for families and their furry friends. Walk through beautiful Naglee Park, a 117 year old neighborhood, and enjoy the architecture, walkability, and friendliness of our neighbors.