The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department invites everyone to come join the fun at Rural Hill, 4431 Neck Road in Huntersville. The Pedigree 2011 Bark In The Park Presented By Food Lion will be on April 3oth from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Last year Bark In The Park drew around 14,500 people in and most had a dog. Rural Hill has plenty of space with easy and FREE parking. Since this event started it has become too big for the park so this area fits perfect for the size of the crowd.
Admission is FREE so don`t hesitate to come have some fun with your favorite pooch. There will be many events and contests going on throughout the day. At Bark In The Park, there will be all sizes, shapes and breeds of dogs as well as young pups and older retired dogs.
There are going to be all sorts of contests such as Best Costume, Best Bark, Largest Dog, Smallest dog, Best Trick, Best Throw, Best Catch, and Best Disc Long-Shot Catch. You can register your pet at the festival and watch the Pooch Parade of Adoptable Dog.
There will also be dozens of canine exhibits, dog products as companies will be there promoting their products, and prize drawings plus much more. There`s plenty of dogs to meet and greet, but all dogs must be on a leash to enter the event.
If this event is too much commotion for you and your pup, you can visit one of several dog parks in and around Charlotte. The Dog Parks are open from 7:30 a.m. until sunset seven days a week and all dogs must have their rabies tag and number.
Parks include Frazier Park along I-77 near west Trade Street and Sycamore Street, Ramsey Creek/Swaney Points K-nine Park at 18441 Nantz Road, Cornelius, N.C., Reedy Creek Park/Barkingham Park at 2900 Rocky river Road, McAlpine Creek Community Park/Ray`s Fetching Meadow at 8711 Monroe Road, and William R. Davie District Park/Davie Dog Park at 4635 Pineville-Matthews Road.
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