Announcements and Updates
6/11/21: Thank you to everyone who has ordered merchandise through our Bonfire store! Since opening our store in November we have had 61 supporters and raised a total of $1,210! We are so grateful for your support and always enjoy seeing our apparel being worn out at the park!
We also want to thank local artist and Freedom Barks Dog Park patron, Faith Branstetter, for creating the 'welcome sign' design that is featured on our apparel, coffee mug, and tote bag. Please check out Faith's website to see more of her artwork, including her custom pet portraits!
2020 Year in Review
Be sure to check out our Year in Review to see what
Freedom Barks, Inc.
accomplished in 2020!
With many thanks to our field sponsors, dedicated park patrons, and volunteers! In addition to Miller Subaru, the Dogs Save Lives Fund, Peter Lumber Company and Medford Township. We are grateful for your support and look forward to making 2021 our most successful year yet!
Extra! Extra! Bark All About It!
8/29: Freedom Barks, Inc. has launched a GoFundMe Charity campaign to raise funds for 3 new park benches and the supplies to build a shade cover. We hope that these new additions to Freedom Barks Dog Park will provide extra space for our patrons to comfortably enjoy their time at the park- just as much as their dogs do!
As of 9/20 we have reached 117% of our goal!
A huge thank you goes out to everyone contributed to our campaign- we are overwhelmed by your generosity and support!
We hope your visits to Freedom Barks Dog Park will be made even more special knowing you donated toward its improvement.
The benches were built during our Fall PUP Day and will be installed in their proper locations shortly! The shade cover plans are in the process of being approved by Medford Township. Stay tuned for more updates!
Thank you for your support!!!
-Your Friends at Freedom Barks, Inc.
Information of Harmful Algal Blooms (HABs)
Update as of 8/21: Good news! The NJDEP has reviewed pictures of the stagnant water by the bridges on Roxy and Shiloh trail and have confirmed that there are NO harmful algal blooms present. You can see the results posted here: 8/19/2020 Trib To S. Branch of Rancocas Creek
We learned the conditions we are seeing occur naturally in the Pine Barrens where the soil is rich in iron. Fun fact: Historically, bog iron has been used to produce weapons, kettles, pots, and other iron tools. In the Revolutionary War, bog iron from the Pinelands was used to make cannonballs!
With harmful algal blooms becoming more prevalent in the warmer months, we will continue to keep an eye on our waterways at Freedom Barks Dog Park; please remember to do the same wherever your dog has access to water!
For more information please visit:
For Medford Township's most recent update (posted on 07/20/20) on the use of municipal parks, recreational facilities, and open space areas: click here.
RUN FREE-DOGS MAY NOW VISIT THE DOG PARK WITHOUT A LEASH!
BUT KEEP IN MIND, SOCIAL DISTANCING PROTOCOLS ARE STILL IN EFFECT-PLEASE WEAR A MASK.
2019 YEAR IN REVIEW
2019 was a successful year for Freedom Barks, Inc. because of the generosity of our field sponsors: Village Veterinary Hospital, Scafidi, Cranston & Associates, and Champs Dog House; and support from Ott's Tavern and P.J. Whelihan's Pub. We held two PUP Days where we were able to maintain the beauty of the dog park by painting the agility equipment and bridges, filling holes, and planting spring bulbs. In addition to the support of our sponsors; donations from our dedicated park patrons and assistance from a local Boy Scout troop allowed Freedom Barks, Inc. to continue to afford dog waste removal in the dog park, refurbish our field signs, and post color coded trail markers with coordinating park maps. We thank you all for your ongoing support and look forward to a great 2020.