Rocky Mount Dog Park

http://www.rockymountnc.gov/parks/dogpark.htmlMinutes away from your new home in the premier North Carolina golf and retirement community, Belmont Lake Preserve, the new Rocky Mount Dog Park is set to celebrate its grand opening with a “day for the dogs,” as pet owners are welcome to come out on Saturday, April 11 and take part in the 5th annual “Paws in the Park” event featuring a day full of free family fun showcasing “man’s best friend.”

The all-free “Paws in the Park” event promotes responsibility in pet ownership and the humane treatments of dogs, with a full day of contests and special events. Kicking off the day’s festivities at 10:00 a.m. will be the Grand Opening ceremony and dedication of the Rocky Mount Dog Park, which is located at 1301 Dawson Place, adjacent to Sunset Park. Following the dedication at 11:00, the dogs will take center stage, as contests taking place at the new Rocky Mount Dog Park will include participating canines being recognized in a variety of categories including, Cutest, Pet and Owner “Look-a-Likes,” and Musical Chairs.

In addition to the contest, “Paws in the Park” will also host a series of special events at the Rocky Mount Dog Park throughout the afternoon. The “Pet Parade” will give the community a chance to see dogs “strutting their stuff” for all to see, as will the “Fashion Show,” with prizes awarded to winner’s of this event. Likewise, the “Costume Competition” and “Pet Talent Show,” have become annual favorites for the whole family to enjoy, as the canines get a chance to play “dress-up” and show off their unique talents in each of these attractions.

With local vendors on hand for food and other refreshments, “Paws in the Park” is a great way to get out and meet your friendly new neighbors in the Rocky Mount community and their pets, while helping to celebrate the opening of the latest addition to the city’s countless beautiful outdoor attractions, the Rocky Mount Dog Park.

For all details on the 5th annual “Paws in the Park” event, visit www.downtownrockymount.com.