Saturday, September 10th, 2016 10am to 2pm
Gardiner Waterfront Park
2016 will be the seventh year of this event in Gardiner and it will be held at Gardiner Waterfront Park. Last year was a great success and fun was had by all-man and beast! Rescue groups from around the region will be present to discuss their activities along with local veterinarians presenting information on issues facing pets and pet owners. Demonstrations by specialty dog trainers will be present during the event. The focus of the event will be to have a great day in the park with the dogs and to raise money to build the Gardiner Dog Park and other dog amenities. Proceeds from Barks In The Park go to fund a future dog park for Gardiner. Last year we raised in excess of $800. This year we hope to exceed that amount so that we can come even closer to our goal of $5,000.
For more information about having your business or organization be a part of the event: Barks In The Park Info and Application 2015
2015 Event Schedule:
10:00 Barks In The Park Event Begins
10:30am Demonstration from Agility Central of Maine
11:00am Square Dance With Your Dog
11:30am Contests: Best Trick, Costumes, Look Alike and Best Dog Kiss!!
12:00pm Flyball Maineiacs Tennis Ball Races
12:30pm Group Dog Walk Through Historic Downtown Gardiner
1:00 pm Gardiner Police K9 Demonstration
1:30pm Dog Training Demonstration from Augusta PetSmart
Join Us Before The Event For “Upward Dog for Dogs,” Gentle Hatha Yoga with Kim Nixon at 9am in Gardiner Waterfront Park. (weather permitting.) Class is by donation with all of the proceeds going to benefit the Kennebec Valley Humane Society. ($10 recommended donation.) This class is suitable for all bodies. Beginners encouraged and welcome. Kim has been practicing yoga for 8 years, doing massage and bodywork since 2009, and teaching Gentle Hatha Yoga since 2012. She integrates her knowledge of massage into her yoga classes. She offers modifications in her classes to assure that they are accessible for all bodies. For more information, please contact Kim Nixon at 207-242-7338.