The 20th Annual Bark in the Park
was Sunday, October 9th, 2016!
11am-3pm at Festival Park on the Peoria Riverfront
What is Bark in the Park?
Bark in the Park is by far the largest fundraising event hosted by the Peoria Humane Society. It started back in 1997 with a handful of volunteers and about 50 participants at Glen Oak Park. The event has grown to over 1000 registrants in its largest year, and now requires more than 150 volunteers. It is a family friendly event that has something for pets, pet lovers, kids, and adults. It's held the second Sunday in October at the Peoria Riverfront Festival Park. One of the highlights of the Bark is seeing hundreds of feet and paws join together as they take the "Walk for Animals" along the Peoria riverfront. The goal of Bark in the Park is to raise money to help the animals of the Peoria area as well as provide a fun event for pets and their family's to share together.
"Bark in the Park definitely puts the "fun" in fundraiser! It's all about bringing people who care about animals together in one huge effort to raise money to improve the lives of animals in our community!"
~Patti Schaffner, Event Chair
Each year the event features the hilariously funny "Mutt Show" in which your dog can sign up to showcase a special talent and win prizes, an outstanding raffle tent, cash raffle, Canine Carnival, professional photo with you and your dog, pawprint painting, kids activity center, and more! You can find more information on this year's Bark at the bottom of this webpage.
Want to attend this year's Bark in the Park?
Online registration has ended for Bark in the Park 2016.
You can still register at the gate on event day for $30. We hope to see you there!
The Peoria Humane Society would like to thank our 2016 Sponsors:
Jon & Sharon Michael
Leaders of the Pack
Peoria County Veterinary Medical Association
Dog Gone Great
Community Lawn Care
Dan and Shaun Cusack
Deiters Pet Services & Pet Crematory
Intellihot Green Technologies, Inc.
Janssen Law Center
John Wangelin Photography
Shutter Hound Pet Photography