Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park

Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park The Bark Park is a gallery exclusively masterminded for its supporters. The Bark Park is not a shop: donations are expected for just-looking, browsing & outside window-shopping.

If you don't intend contributing, it is easy to avoid. Heartfelt Thanks Welcome to the Surreal Bark Park and number ONE thing-to-do in Dalgety Bay*! The Bark Park is a Private Park therefore is NOT open to the public like a public park. The ONLY way to visit the Bark Park is by APPOINTMENT & advance booking (read below for booking instructions). To have a better understanding of what to expect fro

If you don't intend contributing, it is easy to avoid. Heartfelt Thanks Welcome to the Surreal Bark Park and number ONE thing-to-do in Dalgety Bay*! The Bark Park is a Private Park therefore is NOT open to the public like a public park. The ONLY way to visit the Bark Park is by APPOINTMENT & advance booking (read below for booking instructions). To have a better understanding of what to expect fro

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18/03/2021

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/19172752.dalgety-bay-bark-park-inventor-denis-carbonaro-upset-just-looking-excuse/

Bark Park creator criticises
trippers who insist
they are ‘Just Looking’

WOULD you ask a couple to continue having s*x in their car after they caught you watching them through the windows?

Would you fail to phone for an ambulance after witnessing a horrifying car crash?

Would you waltz into a cinema, skip past the box office and mosey on into a screening of the latest blockbuster without paying?

Just three questions Dalgety Bay sculptor Denis Carbonaro is asking after growing sick of having his work undervalued.

His inspiring Bark Park landscape at his Strathbeg Drive home is a recognised tourist attraction attracting visitors from across Fife and beyond.

The Bark Park features an array of handmade and upcycled works of art including a giant spider, chapel and even a galleon ship complete with masts and rigging. The project is very much a labour of love and he has devoted many days, nights and untold hours creating the site.

Anyone who visits Bark Park is asked for a small donation to one of his handmade collection caskets, inspired from Terry Pratchett's works.

However, a recent experience with a passer-by, one of many, according to Denis has left him feeling "heartbroken", he told the Press. He says that a woman was walking past with her young daughter when they decided to stop and attempt to take a picture of the attraction, without having either made a donation to the casket at their feet or booked to visit Bark Park.

The Italian, from Sicily, says Bark Park is listed on TripAdvisor under the specific Things to Do category and explained:
"Although the expression, 'Just Looking', is often used legitimately by shoppers who browse shops, but are not ready to buy goods yet, when you use the same 'Just Looking' expression as an excuse to skip paying the ticket at the box office of a theatre, cinema, museum etc. then surely it no longer applies.

"Another situation in which the 'Just Looking' expression is not applicable is, for example, when witnessing a serious car crash and the police then ask you: Why didn't you call the emergency line? You could have saved lives!", and you reply: 'Sorry! I was Just Looking!'.

"Or when a romantic couple decides to park their car in a secluded spot along the beach or in the woods, during a stunning sunset. They start making love in the car when, all of a sudden, they discover that there is a person standing next to the car, right in front of them and staring through the car's windows.
"They ask the peeping Tom to leave but he/she doesn't and he/she replies: I'm just looking! Don't let me stop you!".

"’Just Looking' is a convenient expression often used as an 'excuse', for not paying the ticket at the box office.

Out of context, like when away from shops, the "Just Looking' excuse is not always as "just' as it may look.

"Unofficial visitors to the Bark Park, who drop by uninvited or unexpectedly, to snoop and peep through its gaps, gates and bushes, are comparable to the aforementioned peeping Tom using the 'Just Looking' excuse to justify her/his perversion, which in this case is 'stealing' six years of hard work.

"Coming to the Bark Park without the expected donations is like going to the pond to feed the swans without any bread. How disappointing for the poor swans, running to greet visitors who forget to bring their expected bread.

"The Bark Park is the result of over six years of full time and overtime work. The work is physically exhausting, often in extreme conditions, hanging high on trees, handling dangerous power tools in awkward positions, under any weather.

"The Bark Park is not a shopping centre.”

“If you choose to come to enjoy this inspiring dimension, remember that, just like swans expect and need bread, the Bark Park expects and needs donations. It is not rocket science. It's called sustainability.”

"If you forget your donations at home, please postpone your ‘Unjust Looking’ visit to another day.”

"My privacy has also the right to be left in peace, unless you are bringing sustainability in the appropriate heartfelt caskets."

Heartfelt ❤️ Thanks

Denis Carbonaro
Multimedia Inventor at the Bark Park in Dalgety Bay

https://www.dunfermlinepress.com/news/19172752.dalgety-bay-bark-park-inventor-denis-carbonaro-upset-just-looking-excuse/

Bark Park creator criticises
trippers who insist
they are ‘Just Looking’

WOULD you ask a couple to continue having s*x in their car after they caught you watching them through the windows?

Would you fail to phone for an ambulance after witnessing a horrifying car crash?

Would you waltz into a cinema, skip past the box office and mosey on into a screening of the latest blockbuster without paying?

Just three questions Dalgety Bay sculptor Denis Carbonaro is asking after growing sick of having his work undervalued.

His inspiring Bark Park landscape at his Strathbeg Drive home is a recognised tourist attraction attracting visitors from across Fife and beyond.

The Bark Park features an array of handmade and upcycled works of art including a giant spider, chapel and even a galleon ship complete with masts and rigging. The project is very much a labour of love and he has devoted many days, nights and untold hours creating the site.

Anyone who visits Bark Park is asked for a small donation to one of his handmade collection caskets, inspired from Terry Pratchett's works.

However, a recent experience with a passer-by, one of many, according to Denis has left him feeling "heartbroken", he told the Press. He says that a woman was walking past with her young daughter when they decided to stop and attempt to take a picture of the attraction, without having either made a donation to the casket at their feet or booked to visit Bark Park.

The Italian, from Sicily, says Bark Park is listed on TripAdvisor under the specific Things to Do category and explained:
"Although the expression, 'Just Looking', is often used legitimately by shoppers who browse shops, but are not ready to buy goods yet, when you use the same 'Just Looking' expression as an excuse to skip paying the ticket at the box office of a theatre, cinema, museum etc. then surely it no longer applies.

"Another situation in which the 'Just Looking' expression is not applicable is, for example, when witnessing a serious car crash and the police then ask you: Why didn't you call the emergency line? You could have saved lives!", and you reply: 'Sorry! I was Just Looking!'.

"Or when a romantic couple decides to park their car in a secluded spot along the beach or in the woods, during a stunning sunset. They start making love in the car when, all of a sudden, they discover that there is a person standing next to the car, right in front of them and staring through the car's windows.
"They ask the peeping Tom to leave but he/she doesn't and he/she replies: I'm just looking! Don't let me stop you!".

"’Just Looking' is a convenient expression often used as an 'excuse', for not paying the ticket at the box office.

Out of context, like when away from shops, the "Just Looking' excuse is not always as "just' as it may look.

"Unofficial visitors to the Bark Park, who drop by uninvited or unexpectedly, to snoop and peep through its gaps, gates and bushes, are comparable to the aforementioned peeping Tom using the 'Just Looking' excuse to justify her/his perversion, which in this case is 'stealing' six years of hard work.

"Coming to the Bark Park without the expected donations is like going to the pond to feed the swans without any bread. How disappointing for the poor swans, running to greet visitors who forget to bring their expected bread.

"The Bark Park is the result of over six years of full time and overtime work. The work is physically exhausting, often in extreme conditions, hanging high on trees, handling dangerous power tools in awkward positions, under any weather.

"The Bark Park is not a shopping centre.”

“If you choose to come to enjoy this inspiring dimension, remember that, just like swans expect and need bread, the Bark Park expects and needs donations. It is not rocket science. It's called sustainability.”

"If you forget your donations at home, please postpone your ‘Unjust Looking’ visit to another day.”

"My privacy has also the right to be left in peace, unless you are bringing sustainability in the appropriate heartfelt caskets."

Heartfelt ❤️ Thanks

Denis Carbonaro
Multimedia Inventor at the Bark Park in Dalgety Bay

Photos from Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park's post
06/08/2020

Photos from Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park's post

20/06/2020

My Covid-19 Chapel was completed by today's Summer Solstice. To view it please book a visit of the Bark Park via TripAdvisor or SMS 07882 430 210 as drive through visits and snooping through the gaps and gates of the park are a violation of privacy and no longer tolerated (HD CCTV cameras in operation 24/7). Thank you. Happy Wows! Denis & Haggis

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23/07/2019
The world needs more Denises (and Haggises!) - Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park, Dalgety Bay Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to inspiring, encouraging & supportive Amy Solon who recently visited the Bark Park with her lovely family and family friends.
Here below is the comment Amy left on the Bark Park's official GuestBook on TripAdvisor.

Happy Wows!
🤟
Denis & Haggis

The world needs more Denises (and Haggises!)

I've been meaning to stop into the Bark Park for months. Finally we decided to surprise our friends and we went en masse to visit Denis and Haggis.

What Denis has created is simply sensational. I remain in awe of his mind. Seriously! We were shown around his workshop as he introduced his prototypes and then they came to life as we travelled from his front garden through to the Bark Park.

Haggis and Denis together create lots of Happy Wows and make their guests feel so totally welcome. And inspired.

He tells a beautiful story involving a pirate ship,a spider and an octopus. I know. It sounds like something straight out of a Greek myth. Please go and visit yourself to see what Denis has created in what is, essentially a residential street in Dalgety Bay. Since our visit, Denis and Haggis are frequent topics of conversation in our house.

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20/07/2019

Haggis the Yeti is based on a study made 15 years earlier when I created an animated character called Lukas. I purposely chose traditional frame by frame animation technique hence I know this character very well as each frame (15 frames for each second of animation) have to be drawn by hand. Haggis is basically the same character, big belly, no neck, giant mouth, thin legs and biceps and giant feet. The only two tiny differences when compared to Huggy Haggis are that Haggis is covered in wool hair, whilst Lukas is basically hairless. The second tiny wee difference is that Lukas is only a flat illusion of animated hand drawn frames, whilst Haggis is pure flesh and blood. No special effects, no green or blue cinema screens, no CGI, no make-ups, no silicons nor foams!
Happy Wows!
Denis & Haggis
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHFT41ho6D8

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to  Tracy, Marian, Sam & Kieran!LOTS OF HAPPY WOWS! 🤘💖Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Bark ...
15/07/2019
LOTS OF HAPPY WOWS! 🤘💖 - Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park, Dalgety Bay Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to Tracy, Marian, Sam & Kieran!

LOTS OF HAPPY WOWS! 🤘💖

Thoroughly enjoyed our visit to The Bark Park where we met the very talented and creative Denis Carbonaro and of course the brilliant and very funny Haggis!. Such a magical place right on our doorstep. Denis made us feel very welcome, my 2 boys were fascinated and enjoyed hearing all about the creations. Kieran (11yrs) has been inspired and is now keen to make his own wooden staff just like Haggis! Sam (10yrs) loved the welcome we got from Haggis, and feeding the treasure chest. The giant spider and woody mammoth are my favourites. Definitely worth a visit.

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16/06/2019
Brilliant afternoon - Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park, Dalgety Bay Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to Carolyn for leaving another very encouraging comment on my TripAdvisor Guestbook this evening:

Brilliant afternoon

We are just back from a trip to the Bark Park with friends. Our group was quite large, but what a fabulous afternoon we had. Denis spoke in detail about his work and what had inspired his creations. Gentle and friendly, he was absolutely brilliant with the kids (14 in total). He was keen to show all aspects of his work, from the planning stage to the fully built piece and answered any questions that they had. So many highlights, would recommend this if you have a spare couple of hours and are looking for something just a little bit different.

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16/06/2019
Home ed trip - Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park, Dalgety Bay Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to Dawn who left a touching message on my TripAdvisor Guestbook today after the visit of the Home Ed of Thursday:

Home ed trip

We had an incredible visit to the bark park earlier this week, the creator Denis takes you on an immersive tour of his sculptures in a way that captivates and excites. Great for kids and adults alike. We will definitely be back

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A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to lovely and cheerful Ciara who visited the Bark Park today: InspirationalWell, visited today ...
16/06/2019
Inspirational - Denis Carbonaro & The Bark Park, Dalgety Bay Traveller Reviews - TripAdvisor

A five stars T🌟H🌟A🌟N🌟K🌟U to lovely and cheerful Ciara who visited the Bark Park today:

Inspirational

Well, visited today with my son and nephew, both young adults, what can I say about Dennis? Well photographs can't do justice to this man's wonderful talent, so you just need to go and see for yourself, truly amazing concept, and place. An incredible gem in the Kingdom of Fife. Thank you Dennis I will be back to see the work in progress. Ciara

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132 Strathbeg Drive
Dalgety Bay
KY11 9XH

Welcome to the Surreal Bark Park and number ONE thing-to-do in Dalgety Bay*! The Bark Park is a Private Park therefore is NOT open to the public like a public park. The ONLY way to visit the Bark Park is by APPOINTMENT & advance booking (read below for booking instructions). To have a better understanding of what to expect from our guided tour, please, read some of the 5*S*T*A*R*S comments left on our TripAdvisor guestbook by our HAPPY GUESTS who have shared their unbiased and indelible 5*S*T*A*R*S flashbacks. To visit the Bark Park you MUST book your tour in advance by texting the SMS password: “Happy Wows!” on 07882430210. Please also include roughly HOW MANY adults and children will join the tour, WHEN you intend to visit (date and time) and HOW MUCH you intend to donate. The amount of the donation offer is for you to decide. Of course, the Bark Park reserves the right to refuse the donation and booking request if the offer does not justify the time and effort required to deliver the Bark Park experience. On the other hand, if your donation offer is considered rewarding and fair, we will reply ASAP with further instructions. Please notice that the tour is guided by Huggy Haggis the Yeti Mascot, or by Denis Carbonaro in person, the creator of the Bark Park. The tour takes around 2 hours and a minimum of 2 more hours are needed to prepare for the tour. That is four hours of the Bark Park’s precious time. The recommendation is to organise a tour with your BFFs and share the donation amongst two or three families for example. We can easily guest tours of around 20 or 30 people as it often happens with school classes or organisations. You can also support the Bark Park by making your donation via PayPal at: [email protected] PayPal supporters do get special benefits. When you make a PayPal donation, please include your contact details (name, email, mobile number) as these will be included in our “Special Guests & Supporters LIST”. We repeat that PayPal supporters do get special benefits. For example, the amount of your donation will definitely be taken into account when you eventually decide to book your guided tour. A free gift (ie: the Bark Park Treasure Map) could be yours if the donation is £5 or more. We can send it to you if the donation is more substantial, otherwise you will have to collect it by appointment here at the Bark Park. Please text the SMS password: “Happy Wows! Special Guests & Supporters” on 07882430210 for more info about PayPal donations. You can also deliver your donation in an envelope and through the door at 132 Strathbeg Drive. Please include your details (name, email, mobile number) on the envelope to allow us to add your details to our lifelong “Special Guests & Supporters LIST”. If you want to collect your Treasure Map, please book an appointment FIRST! Remember to invite along BFF, Special Needs Friends, Nanas & Grandpas too! The Bark Park is not only for children you’ll see! The Bark Park: Now & Here! Nowhere Else! A five stars T*H*A*N*K*U Happy WOWs! Denis & Haggis * Rated Number ONE thing-to-do in Dalgety Bay on TripAdvisor ** Children under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an individual of 18 years or over as an uncle, a parent, a relative or carer. *** The day a full scale Bark Park should be developed and completed, Special Guests & Supporters will definitely get special discounts on entry tickets in exchange of your present enthusiasm and support (Please ask for details). **** In 2016 the expected MINIMUM donation for a guided tour of the Bark Park was only £5. In 2017 the expected MINIMUM donation went up to £12. In 2018 the expected MINIMUM donation for a tour went up to £22. In 2018 this went up to £35. In 2019 the expected MINIMUM donation for a tour was £45. This is the MINIMUM donation to justify the 4 hours required to prepare and guide the tour. The tour itself takes two hours. We expect the MINIMUM donation to go up to £65 in 2020 as it still does not reflect the time and effort required to deliver the Bark Park experience. Thank you for your kind interest and support. ***** A five stars T*H*A*N*K*U

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Happy WOWs! The Bark Park is an independent private gallery exclusively masterminded for its supporters. The Bark Park is not a shop: donations are expected for just-looking, browsing & outside window-shopping. If you don't intend to contribute the Bark Park is simply not for you & easy to avoid. There are 4 ways to visit: 1) Un-notified outside snooping: Place £1pp donations as soon as you arrive in the red heart-shaped caskets & Enjoy! Heartfelt Thanks. Warning! Stalkers Prosecuted 24/7 HD-CCTV cameras. 2) Notified outside visits: SMS password "Land ahoy!" state arrival time & agree collection of your Treasure Map - PayPal £1pp can be claimed back if you later opt for the 5 star tour. 3) Notified walk-through-gates visits: SMS password "Open Sesame!" £10 PayPal donation five people max or add £2 for each more person - 15 mins. 4) The TripAdvisor 5 star guided tour by Denis in person - read guestbook comments: SMS password "Happy WOWs!" £65 - 1 to 2 hrs. Heartfelt Thanks. Happy WOWs!

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Welcome to the Surreal Bark Park and number ONE thing-to-do in Dalgety Bay*!

Please notice that the Bark Park is NOT a public park and it is NOT open to the general public. The ONLY way to visit the Bark Park is by APPOINTMENT & advance booking.

PLEASE text the SMS password: “Happy Wows!” on mobile 07882430210. Also include HOW MANY people will be there, WHEN you intend to visit and HOW MUCH you intend to donate.

You will meet Haggis, the Yeti mascot of the park, who will guide your tour. Haggis is also a cover monster as he was on the front page of The Guardian on the 11th of August 2017 when the paper commemorated the 70th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival.

The tour takes around 2 hours and a minimum of 2 more hours are needed to prepare for the tour, of which 45 minutes only to get Haggis ready. Please keep this in mind when deciding the amount of your donation.

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