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Bark, Bark to Play Park
Airdate Tuesday, September 30, 2008 (DVD)
Friday, September 25, 2009 (Nickelodeon)
Sunday, September 27, 2009 (Noggin)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) 9:00am
Season 5
Episode 12 (aired)
2 (produced)
Written by Brian J. Bromberg
Storyboard by:
Bismarck “Butch” Datuin
Kuni Tomita
Ysty Veluz
Directed by Henry-Lenardin Madden
Previous Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs (airing order)
Dora's Jack-in-the-Box (production order)
Dora's Got a Puppy (chronologically)
Next Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (airing order)
Dora Saves Three Kings Day (production order)
Perrito's Big Surprise (chronologically)

Bark, Bark to Play Park is the 12th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 5.

In production order, it's the 2nd episode of Season 5.



Dora's puppy, Perrito has a surprise waiting for him at the Twins Day Party at Play Park - his twin puppy brother! Help Dora, Boots, and Perrito on a "ruff-ruff" adventure to Play Park to meet Perrito's Twin!


Today on Twin's Day, Dora and Boots went to the Double Doghouse, where they rescued the Dachshund from here. Then, they went to the Twin Mountains, Dora and Boots climbed up with Johan and Franz for triangles and circles. And they went to the top. There is a mountain slide! Dora, Boots, Johan, and Franz can slide down the mountain slide. After that, they went to Play Park to find Perrito's twin. All of a sudden, Swiper came along. He wants to swipe the dog's toy! But on the bright side, Swiper loves his puppy and to Perrito!


Places in this episode[]

  1. Double Doghouse
  2. Twin Mountains
  3. Play Park (referred to as "Twins Day Party")

Sub places[]


  • This is the second time Boots' "Ooh-ooh-Aah-aah!" is recorded by Regan Mizrahi after his first shot in the episode Dora's Jack-in-the-Box.
  • Boots' sisters (from Dora's Pirate Adventure), the Bobo Brothers, and their sisters (from Go, Diego, Go!) do not appear in this episode despite the theme being twins.
  • It is revealed that not only Swiper has a puppy of his own, but also that his puppy happens to be Perrito's Twin. It's possible that Swiper entered a pet store to adopt a new puppy for the Twins Day Party.
  • Similar to "Dora's Got a Puppy", Swiper has a chance to swipe an item but does not, then he admits that he would never swipe anything from a puppy because he likes puppies. He is also seen on his good side too.
  • It is unknown how Swiper and the Fiesta Trio got to Play Park for the Twins Day Party.
  • A fireworks sound effect is heard in Play Park.
  • This is the first episode where Perrito is a lighter brown than in the previous season.
  • This is the 111th episode of the show.
  • Dora does not use Backpack in this episode.
  • In this episode, Backpack doesn't say, "We did it!" with Map (and his twin sister) after Dora sings, "Lo hicimos!" during the We Did It! song; only the maps say it.
  • Benny, Isa, and Tico do not appear in this episode.
  • The Travel Song is replaced by a new song called "It's Twins Day".
  • Map's dancing is recycled from Big Sister Dora.
  • This is the first and only episode featuring Map's twin sister.
  • This episode introduces a special plural version of "I'm the Map!" called "We're the Maps!". First Map sings his "I'm the Map!" song like usual, then he introduces the viewer to his twin sister. After that, she and Map both sing together "We're the Maps!".
  • Dora, Boots, Swiper, Backpack, and the Fiesta Trio are only ones not to have a twin.
    • However, Dora has a brother and sister that are twins, Guillermo and Isabella.
  • This episode premiered exactly 9 years after Beaches premiered and 2 year after the release of the DVD title "Dora Saves the Mermaids".
  • This episode first released in Dora Saves the Snow Princess before the TV premiere almost a year later.
  • This is the second to last episode to have the Nick Jr. logo above the show's logo at the end of the theme song. Although starting with The Mayan Adventure, the theme song will remove the Nick Jr. logo from the show's logo, it returns in Dora Saves Three Kings Day and in this episode. It will be seen one last time in First Day of School.
  • This is the last episode to air before the rebrand of Nickelodeon, which happened on the following Monday (September 28, 2009).
  • This is also the final Season 5 episode to air on Noggin, and the last to air on Noggin before the rebrand into Nick Jr, which happened on the next day (September 28, 2009). The other two Season 5 episodes to air on Noggin are Dora Saves the Snow Princess and Dora Saves Three Kings Day.
  • Dora and Boots' dancing animations during the We Did It! song were used in interstitials promoting the 2010 Nickelodeon Mega Music Fest and the CD, We Did It! Dora's Greatest Hits.

Dora the Explorer Season 5
The Backpack Parade | Benny's Big Race | Isa's Unicorn Flowers | Dora's Jack-in-the-Box | Dora Saves the Snow Princess | The Mayan Adventure | Bouncy Boots | The Big Red Chicken's Magic Show | Benny's Treasure | Dora Saves Three Kings Day | Dora Saves the Three Little Pigs | Bark, Bark to Play Park | Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom | Dora's Christmas Carol Adventure | The Super Babies Dream Adventure | Pirate Treasure Hunt | Dora's Big Birthday Adventure | First Day of School | Boots' Banana Wish | Dora Helps the Birthday Wizzle