The Great Bark Dog Park is on the eastern edge of Lafayette, just north of E. Baseline Rd on N 119th St. This park has a spacious feel and can easily hold a lot of dogs without becoming crowded.
The path along the perimeter of this fenced park is just over 0.35 miles. Should this distance sound intimidating, there are shelters with benches spaced evenly along the path. The trail is well maintained and mostly even.
The City of Lafayette lists this park as a 6-acres native grass dog park. It looks like it is closer to 2 square acres for the fenced area. The area for small or timid dogs is rather strangely located in the middle of the main dog park.
When entering, the small dog area is directly in front of you. The two entry-ways to the main park then enter on opposite sides of the entry area. This somewhat unconventional layout allows dogs to spread out across the whole park.
There is only one trash bin, located in the parking lot just outside the entrance. If you need a poop bag, remember to grab it on your way in because the entrance is the only place where they are stocked.
The parking lot is long, and even at the busy after-work time there are spots available. There is also a public bathroom available for all human visitors.