Parks & Recreation

"Best Bark in the Park" Photography Contest

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The leaves are changing and the City of Fayetteville is celebrating with a cutest dog photo contest. Don't miss your chance to enter your dog to be selected as the "Best Bark in the Park." You and your pup can win select prizes from Animal Medical Clinic, Pack Rat Outdoor Center and Bliss Cupcakes. This inaugural contest starts Monday, October 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday, November 12.

Photograph your dog in one of Fayetteville's community parks: Bryce Davis Park, Gulley Park, Walker Park, or Wilson Park. Contestants and canines will be judged by appearance, charisma, expression, creative use of the park setting, and that “special something” by members of the Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. Limit one entry per person. The photo should be submitted as a .jpg or .png no larger than 10mb. To be eligible, you must be at least 18 years old and a City of Fayetteville resident.

Click here for complete contest rules and prizes.

Best Bark in the Park Online Submission Form

About Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Department

At Fayetteville Parks and Recreation, we are in the people business! It is our intent that individuals of all abilities, ages, interests and needs, feel welcome in our programs and our facilities.

Meeting Community Needs

Fayetteville Parks and Recreation has been recognized as the "Best in Arkansas," but we are not happy with just "being the best." We constantly add new programs and build new parks to keep up with the needs of our residents.

We want to be your number one stop for family fun and recreation. If there are any special accommodations you might need in order to participate please let us know.

Our Mission

To meet the parks and recreational needs of all by providing a safe and diversified park system that encourages community pride, visionary planning and operations, and environmental stewardship.


The City of Fayetteville manages more than 3,938 acres, including 37 parks, 15 natural areas, and 18 trails. With more than 84 miles of trails, 29 playgrounds, 36 sports fields, 27 pavilions, 7 tennis courts, 4 youth tennis courts, 7 volleyball courts, 3 lakes, a swimming pool, a skate park, and multiple picnic facilities, you're sure to find a park to fit every need.

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