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City of Plano Parks and Recreation

Posted on: May 9, 2018

First annual Bark in the Park seeks to inform, entertain park-goers and their pets

bark in the park

With its dog-friendly patios, parks and ample open space, Plano is a pup’s own paradise. But it takes a village to ensure these parks and open spaces are safe for pets and their families.

The most responsible thing pet owners can do for the community and environment is to pick up what their pets leave behind. Laugh if you must but the fact is, bacteria, worms and other parasites thrive in pet waste and without proper disposal, these pollutants can make their way into our water supply. It’s not fun, but it must be done!

With two new dog parks slated to open in 2019 (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 everyone to be good park stewards. That’s why Plano’s Parks and Recreation, Animal Services and Environmental Health departments are teaming up to treat man’s best friend (and their owners) to their first annual Bark in the Park on Saturday, June 9. The free event (held in conjunction with National Get Outdoors Day) will take place from 9-11 a.m. at the Dog Park at Jack Carter Park.

This fun and educational event promises a morning of music, freebies, demonstrations, raffle prizes and more, all the while teaching how YOU can help keep our dog parks clean and safe. With more than a dozen vendors, Bark in the Park is also an opportunity to learn about some of the many pet-friendly resources in our city. From pet insurance and training to safety tips and everyday services, you will leave with plenty of useful knowledge and treats for you and your furry friend!

Before you go, please take a moment to review our doggie do’s and don’ts on our dog park webpage. You can also pledge to 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!

Jack Carter Dog Park
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