June 09, 2014

News Release

For Immediate Release

25th Annual Bark in the Park dog festival June 14

Dogs and their owners are invited to the 25th Annual Bark in the Park dog festival Saturday, June 14, 8 a.m. to noon on the Great Lawn at Nathanael Greene-Close Memorial Park, 2400 S. Scenic Ave., Springfield.

The event includes a 9 a.m. guided dog walk around Lake Drummond, a 10 a.m. Canine CPR demonstration, a 11 a.m. talent show for dogs and their families (categories: tricks, costumes, look-alike and tail wagging), as well as hands-on kids’ activities and a commercial and non-profit Canine Vendor Village.

Admission is $10 per dog and includes a (human) t-shirt, while supplies last. All proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s first off-leash dog park, operated by the Springfield-Greene County Park Board at 2100 W. Catalpa St.

Bark in the Park is presented by the Citizens Dog Park Committee and the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, with support from Pet Warehouse and Deerfield Veterinary Hospital.

For more information, visit parkboard.org/dog_park. For media inquiries, call Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-874-2176 or 417-224-5510.