For Immediate Release: Feb. 7, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Bark In the Park March 5 at Paseo Verde Park
HENDERSON, Nev. – Dogs and their owners are invited to take part in the
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s annual Bark In the Park. The event takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 5, at Paseo Verde Park, 1851 Paseo Verde Pkwy. Admission is free for all ages.
Bark in the Park includes four hours of activities for people and their dogs, including demonstrations, educational booths, contests, products, services, and pet adoptions offered by the City of Henderson Animal Care and Control Facility and Happy Home Animal Sanctuary.
For a nominal amount, owners can have their dogs take part in Radar Rover, which uses a radar gun to measure a dog’s running speed. All proceeds from Radar Rover will benefit Noah’s Animal House, which provides temporary boarding for dogs and cats belonging to Shade Tree clients. Shade Tree is a nonprofit organization serving homeless and abused women and children, victims of domestic violence, and homeless youth.
“Six in ten American households own a pet, and most consider their pets to be members of the family,” said Vanessa Caster, Recreation Services supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “Bark In the Park provides an opportunity for the whole family—including four-legged friends—to enjoy one of the City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department’s signature events.”
All dogs must be leashed and their handlers must be at least 10 years old. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their pets.
For additional information about Bark in the Park, call 267-5720 or visit cityofhenderson.com.