The City of Plano’s Parks and Recreation, Environmental Health, and Animal Services departments are teaming up again to treat man’s best friend (and their owners) to a morning of treats,
The City of Plano’s Parks and Recreation, Environmental Health, and Animal Services departments are teaming up again to treat man’s best friend (and their owners) to a morning of treats, beats, prizes and more at this year’s Bark in the Park event on Saturday, June 8. Sponsored by Pet Suites and Pizza Hut, this free event is held in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day and will take place from 8-10:30 a.m. at the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park.
The first 300 visitors will receive a commemorative tote bag, and free donuts will be available compliments of Shipley Donuts. Pizza Hut will be on site offering slices of pizza for sale as well.
This purpose of this fun and educational family event is also to raise awareness when it comes to keeping Plano’s dog parks clean and safe. With two new dog parks slated to open later this year (one at the new Windhaven Meadows Park and the other at Bob Woodruff Park South), one of Plano Parks and Recreation’s top priorities is to encourage park stewardship, especially when it comes to sharing these areas with their four-legged friends.
“The most responsible thing pet owners can do for the community and environment is to pick up what their pets leave behind,” Chief Park Planner Renee Jordan said. “While June 8 is a special day for parks and recreation, we encourage all Plano residents to experience the benefits of their local parks year round.”
Before you go, please take a moment to review the doggie do’s and don’ts on the dog park webpage. You can also make a difference in preventing stormwater pollution by taking the North Central Texas Council of Government’s DOO the Right Thing pledge and learning the facts about pet waste and proper disposal.
The Dog Park at Jack Carter Park is located at 2215 Pleasant Valley Drive. Overflow parking will be at Jack Carter Pool (follow the signs). See you there!
(Saturday) 8:00 am - 10:30 am
Jack Carter Park
2215 Pleasant Valley Drive