The Truitt Bark Park opened to the public on July 29, 2017 featuring separate fenced-in parks for small and large dogs, lighting, trees, and public art. The park was realized through partnership between City of Sacramento, Capitol Area Development Authority, Midtown Association, and caring community leaders. The park – which also includes a community garden – was named after civic watchdog and longtime midtown activist Brooks Truitt.




Truitt Bark Park is bordered by mixed-use and high-end housing developments including the Q19 apartments, the 20 PQR Townhomes, The Ice Blocks, Safeway, Sun & Soil Juice Company, The Zebra Club, and more.



Development and Design of Truitt Bark Park


Truitt Bark Park Mural and Mural Expansion

In September 2018, artist John Horton painted the Bark Park Mural which shows Midtown pups at play! This mural is located on the southern side of the park under the Sacramento Regional Transit light rail bridge and was brought to life by the wonderful sponsors Capitol Area Development Authority, Sacramento Regional Transit, DeBartolo Development, Grupe, and SKK Development.

Due to the support from Sacramento Regional Transit and Lucy & Company, two additional dogs were painted onto the Bark Park mural by John Horton A.K.A. @hightech_lowlife on September 28, 2019.



All-Weather Umbrellas

Seven 13-foot tall all-weather umbrellas were installed in both the small and large dog parks in December of 2019. Thank you to the partners of this effort Sutter Health, QUADRIGA, Capital Area Development Authority, Councilmember Steve Hansen and the City of Sacramento, Tricorp Group, Inc., Sacramento Drilling, Inc., Camblin Steel Service, Inc., Two Rivers Demolition, Joel Harmon Construction, Inc.