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Best of Columbia Dog Park!
NoMa Bark Park Grand Opening – January 16, 2011
How We Started
The NoMa Bark Park was founded to provide local residents with a safe off leash dog play area. Before the creation of the Bark Park, and lacking other nearby safe alternatives, residents had to use the Earlewood Park baseball fields to give their dogs a chance to run off leash together. So a group of avid dog owners reached out to the City of Columbia and the Earlewood Community Citizens Organization (ECCO) for assistance in founding a new dog park. They formed a committee under ECCO and with City Council’s approval, they began this undertaking. Through fundraising and petitions, and with the assistance of City Council and City staff, NoMa Bark Park became a reality. Finally, on January 16, 2011, NoMa Bark Park opened for play.
NoMA Bark Park would like to thank the numerous volunteers, contributors and dog owners who helped make this dream a reality. Though too numerous to name, their tireless work and dogged ambition led to the creation of the park we currently maintain. Special thanks to the City of Columbia, Parks and Recreation, and all the Bark Park’s supporters and friends.