Be a B.A.R.K. Ranger

B.A.R.K. Ranger Florence, a blonde dog sits proudly wearing her badge. The B.A.R.K. Ranger logo figures prominently on the image's left
B.A.R.K. Ranger Florence proudly wearing her badge


When you visit Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park with your dog, remember to B.A.R.K.:

Bag your pet’s waste and take it to the nearest trash can.
Always leash your pet. Respect wildlife. Know where you can go.

National Parks are a great place to bring your dogs. To make your visit more enjoyable, the National Park Service has created the B.A.R.K. Ranger program.
Dogs on leashes are welcome on the grounds of Slater Mill. Except for service animals, pets are not permitted inside park buildings.

B.A.R.K. Ranger Sadie, a black dog, proudly wearing her B.A.R.K. Ranger badge
B.A.R.K. Ranger Sadie proudly wears her badge


How does my dog become a B.A.R.K. Ranger?

  • Visit a visitor contact station and ask the Ranger about our B.A.R.K. Ranger program
  • Learn the principles of being a good B.A.R.K. Ranger
  • Complete the pledge sheet with a staff member
  • Receive your B.A.R.K. Ranger badge and wear it with pride
  • Continue to be a good steward of Blackstone River Valley National Historical Park

Places where you can get a B.A.R.K. Ranger badge:

  • Old Slater Mill National Historic Landmark, 67 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI
  • Kelly House Museum of Transportation, 1075 Lower River Road, Lincoln, RI
  • Roger William National Memorial Visitor Center, 282 North Main Street, Providence, RI

Be sure to check the days and hours of operation of each one of these sites before visiting.


Last updated: February 6, 2024

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