Community Invited to Bark in the Park Event at Fairmount Dog Park
Event will include a puppy parade, obstacle course demonstration, and adoption event
Kzoo Parks and the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) of Southwest Michigan will host a Bark in the Park event at Fairmount Dog Park (1108 Prairie Avenue) on Thursday, August 26 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Residents are encouraged to dress up their dogs and join the puppy parade for a chance to win prizes. The SPCA will be demonstrating obstacle courses, sharing training tips for dog owners, and hosting an adoption event with several dogs available for adoption from their shelter.
“We hope to see a lot of Kalamazoo’s four-legged residents for a fun afternoon at Fairmount,” said Shannon Keene, a Special Event Coordinator for Kzoo Parks, “or if you’re looking to adopt it’s a great opportunity to meet some dogs in need of a loving home.”
Attendees should remain cautious and follow CDC and local health official guidelines to protect themselves and the community from COVID-19. This event is free, and all community members are welcome. Community members can RSVP to the event on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/894768044725539
Fairmount Dog Park is the City of Kalamazoo’s free dog park available to everyone in the community. The park is open daily from 8 a.m. to sunset. To enter the dog park, dogs must be at least four months old, healthy, have a valid Kalamazoo County Dog License, have up-to-date rabies, distemper, and Bordetella vaccinations, and be spayed or neutered. A full list of rules for the park are available at https://www.kzooparks.org/fairmount