Bark for the Park to Support Dog Park Improvements – May 19

City of Kentwood’s Bark for the Park set for May 19

Annual Event to Benefit Kellogg Woods Dog Park

The City of Kentwood will host its Bark for the Park event Thursday, May 19 to raise funds for new amenities at the dog park in Kellogg Woods Park.

The dog-friendly event offers free admission and takes place 5:30-7:30 p.m. at Kellogg Woods Park, 275 Kellogg Woods Park Drive SE, with financial donations being accepted throughout the event. No registration is required.

Attendees and their canine companions can explore a variety of local pet vendors and community booths, from local pet stores to pet resorts. The event will also include a pet craft station, photo booth, and dog agility course. Attendees can join a yoga session with their pup and also participate in a doggy fashion show. Individuals will also receive a doggie bag filled with dog treats and other favors to take home.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase from the Let’z Taco Bout It food truck, which will serve tacos and elephant ears. The Kentwood Parks and Recreation tent will have dog-safe ice cream available for purchase.

“Kellogg Woods Park is home to the only dog park in Kentwood and a popular spot for dog owners,” said Spencer McKellar, lead recreation program coordinator. “This event gives us a chance to showcase this amenity to the community and raise money to ensure it remains a premier place for pups in the Kentwood area.

“Bring your canine companion out for an evening of tacos and treats and explore all Kellogg Woods has to offer.”

Funds raised at this year’s event will contribute to the purchase of a tiered drinking fountain with spouts for people and pets for the dog park.  

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