Brief History

It is recorded that in addition to the Pilgrims, an English Mastiff and English Springer Spaniel were aboard the Mayflower when it landed in Provincetown on November 11, 1620.  We have named our dog park, Pilgrim Bark Park, to remember those first canine explorers of Cape Cod.


Our vision is to create a dog park where dogs can run free and socialize. A park to promote animal welfare. A park that is environmentally conscious, provides a venue for the arts and is a welcoming community space for all of our residents and visitors.


In 2008 Pilgrim Bark Park, a gated, off-leash recreational space in Provincetown for its residents, visitors and their dogs was created. Our mission today is to attend to the ongoing maintenance and improvements of the dog park, provide a clean and safe playground for dogs and their owners, and be an amenity for tourists traveling with their dogs.