Midtown’s mobile Pop-Up Dog Park is back!
Back by popular demand, the dog park will be set-up in a shady area adjacent to the Midtown Farmers Market this Saturday, August 20, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Pop-Up Dog Park will also be accompanied by a number of special canine-friendly activities, such as having the Front Street Animal Shelter on-site to promote pet adoptions and offer microchip services. Volunteers will also be providing obedience training, and vendors will be offering gift giveaways, selling pet-friendly “swag” items and more.
Created to increase canine-friendly interaction and help to nurture a strong sense of community in the heart of Midtown, the portable, sustainable and free Dog Park uses portable picket fencing and a double-gate system to ensure the dogs are secure inside the mobile structure. Due to the structural limits of the fencing, the Dog Park is designed for dogs 30 pounds or less.
“We’re excited to celebrate the so-called ‘dog days of summer’ in Midtown with the return of our always popular Pop-Up Dog Park,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Business Association. “Especially with so many restaurants with dog-friendly patios, we get requests all year long about our innovative Pop-Up Dog Park. And, moving forward, we fully applaud and support plans for a permanent dog park in Midtown.”
The first “Pop-Up Dog Park” debuted in Midtown in April 2014 to the delight of countless canines and their companions. The Dog Park is presented and managed by the Midtown Business Association and was made possible with the help of involved community partners — such as local animal shelters, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a local landscape architect and a number of willing volunteers.
In fact, the popularity of the mobile Pop-Up Dog Park in Midtown spurred plans for a permanent dog park at 19th & Q Streets – named the Truitt Bark Park – that was unanimously approved by the Sacramento City Council in September 2015. Construction plans have been approved and the permanent dog park is expected to be completed in spring 2017.
More detailed information about the permanent dog park is available at midtownsacdogpark.com.