Dogs and dog lovers will have their day to Bark in the Park

Bark in the Park, an event for canines and their entrepreneurs on July 9 at Willow Creek Park, will aspect an array of entertaining including a leaping competitors, vogue present and dog-similar suppliers.
Courtesy of Aimee Jaquet

Pet enthusiasts and their furry young children will have their working day throughout the 1st once-a-year Bark in the Park on Saturday, July 9, at Willow Creek Park.

The free of charge occasion, which operates from 8-11 a.m., will include pleasant competitions, seller booths, foods and playtime, explained the event’s co-planner Abby Hatch.

“Willow Creek park has a pond with a dock, so we’ll have a contest to see how considerably the dog can bounce into the h2o, and there will be a canine manner exhibit,” she claimed. “The park also characteristics a long-lasting agility training course, so we’ll use that for an additional contest.”



Hatch, the operator and founder of Madeinparkcity.com, a site that raises consciousness of domestically made products and solutions, arrived up with the idea for Bark in the Park.

“We host a Fulfill-the-Makers series just about every other month to introduce some of the far more categorized sellers in town who are earning intriguing products,” she said. “During these occasions, people today can meet up with the entrepreneurs and obtain their wares. And it seemed acceptable to do one primarily based on canine, thinking about all the canine lovers in Park City.”



The makers of Bark in the Park will be:

“We want to introduce them and have them explain to their tales in between the actions,” Hatch said.

Hatch arrived up with the strategy for Bark in the Park a number of months in the past and reached out to Basin Recreation to see if she could rent a single of their fields or parks for the party.

“It turned out they have a full-time function coordinator, and they have been also setting up to do a canine-similar event anyway,” she stated. “So we put together our efforts.”

In addition to the suppliers and competitions, Bark in the Park is also a collection generate for nearby pet shelters, Hatch stated.

“We ask folks to convey gently used dog toys and outfits that we can donate,” she claimed. “We also inquire people today to carry retired climbing ropes and tennis balls to donate to Pupcycle to be upcycled into pet toys.”

Bark in the Park is established up forpeople to appear and continue to be for the complete event or drop in and drop out whenever they want, Hatch explained.

“We hope this is a success, for the reason that involving us and Basin Rec, we would like to repeat this just about every year,” she mentioned. “It’s a way to build ties in our neighborhood and retain our large town tiny.”