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Always a fabulous dogs’ day out, the Bradfield Bark is moving to a new location and has a new name – Bark in the Park! Get set for the fur festival that’s fun for dogs, animal lovers and the whole family!

It’s the pet festival that’s been a firm favourite on everyone’s fur-friend calendar, and this year there’s a new location – and thus a new name – Bark in the Park. The grass carpet will be rolled out for pets and their families from 9.30am to 2.30pm on Sunday 23 May at beautiful St Leonards Park.

The confirmed line-up includes talks by pet experts Steve Austin and Dr Katrina Warren, a well-known TV veterinarian and author who also runs the Wonderdog School online training program.

Pet Medical Milsons Point is sponsoring the event and will also be holding a pop-up photo booth and giving away free magnets of the happy snaps taken.

This bone-anza day of furry fun will be packed with dog demonstrations and expert talks, Doga (dog yoga), a Mutt & Meow Market, food stalls, free kids’ activities, live music and plenty of other activities for fur residents and their human companions to enjoy.

A number of shows by Farmer Dave and his Rufftrack crew will also feature on the day, including a K9 Ninja challenge, K9 super wall, temptation alley and a trick-off. There will be prizes to be won on the day for the best dressed pet, an owner-pet look alike competition and for the best trick. There will also be a treat guessing competition and a raffle to support Bark in the Park’s charity partner Sydney Dogs & Cats Home.

North Sydney Mayor Jilly Gibson says Bark in the Park is a great community event, not just for animal lovers, but for families and friends as well.

“Now in its sixth year, our annual pets’ day out remains a calendar highlight which brings the whole community together. We’re not able to hold the event in Bradfield Park this year because of Harbour Bridge maintenance works, but we didn’t want to cancel the live event for a second year so we’ve moved it to St Leonards Park which is walking distance for most of our residents.

“I know the animal-lovers in our community will be really excited. Even if you don’t have a dog, there’s plenty of activities to suit all ages and tastes. It’s a fun day out!”

As always, Council has selected some canines from the community to be Bark in the Park Ambassadogs: Nellie the Corgi, Gladys the greyhound and rescue pupper Barkimedes, who are all already familiar with St Leonards Park. Also keep an eye out for Dilpocat Maxim Louis Vat, a Bengal cat who also enjoys walks in the park with his owner!

The full schedule will be released soon – click here to follow North Sydney Council’s Bark in The Park event page on Facebook for the latest updates. The event will follow a Safe Outdoor Gathering COVID-19 Safety Plan as per current NSW Public Health Orders.

Bark in the Park Event Details: 
When: Sunday May 23rd, 9.30am- 2.30pm
Where: St Leonards Park.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/494738724874754


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