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Bark in the Park


Even our furry friends participate in community involvement


If a car show, walking a mile in high heels, city trash clean up wasn’t your thing there was still even more goings- on in town this past Saturday, May 11, as the West Memphis Dog Park hosted their annual Bark in the Park event from 12-2 p.m. Located at 300 Oxford St, the event drew in pet owners and their furry friends from all over the city for a fun-_lled day of activities.

“We just wanted to bring some attention to the Dog Park as we keep focus on all of our parks,” said event organizer, Carolyn Anthony from the West Memphis Parks and Rec Department. “This Park was just recently renovated and enlarged, due to a car accident which caused some major damage. Our fur babies are very important to us and we would like to encourage our community to utilize this park for our fur babies. There are two separate area one for small dogs and the other for large dogs. We do plan to host this event annually.”

The event featured a variety of activities for both pets and their owners to enjoy. Attendees were able to participate in a paw-parade, strike a pose at the pet photo booth, and show off their fashionable side at the CosmoPAWliton Fashion Show. The Rock Walk-Wag Musical Chairs had dogs and their owners dancing to the music, while the Pet Jam kept everyone entertained with live music.

For the more active pups, there was the Doggie Dash, a fast-paced race around the park, as well as the Doggy Jog for those looking for a more leisurely stroll. Pretty Paws offered grooming services for the pampered pooches, while Wags-To-Riches showcased the most talented pets in the Raise The Ruff competition to _nd the loudest barker.

The West Memphis Dog Park is already looking forward to next year’s event, promising even more fun and excitement for both pets and their owners.

Showing some love and attention to our furry friends at the dog park in West Memphis.

Photo by Don Wilburn

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