Event Information 2019

2019 is our 11th anniversary!

The big event is on Saturday, 21 September 2019 at Geneseo City Park. We will be starting at 9AM.

There will be presentations on pet related topics, kids games, vendors, and pet contests.

The 1 mile walk (with or without your dog) will start at 10AM.  Follow this link to see the route.

Online registration for the for the 1 mile walk, or T-Shirt order is closed. But it is not too late! You can sign up in person from 8AM->9:45AM on the day of the event.

Coffee, donuts, and Happy Joe’s breakfast pizza will be available.

More details will be announced as the date approaches.

Here are the categories for the Pet Contest:

  • Best Costume
  • Best Dog & Owner Costume Duo
  • Smallest Dog
  • Largest Dog
  • Best Talking Dog
  • Best Trick
  • Most Lookalike Dog & Owner

The following is the schedule of events for the Eleventh Anniversary Bark In The Park Event.  Note that the times listed below are our best estimate: the final event may be tweaked as we fine tune the schedule. 

  • 8:00AM->9:45AM
    Registration & Packet/T-Shirt Pick Up
  • 9:00AM
    Introduction – Elizabeth Wadas, WQAD Channel 8 News
  • 9:05AM
    National Night Out Dog Walker Watch – Geneseo Policer Sgt. Chavez
  • 9:15AM
    Introducing Geneseo Police Canine Officer Kauzi – Geneseo Police Officer Dan Davis
  • 9:30AM
    Basic Pet Care – Jeana Jagers of Jagers Pet Grooming in Atkinson
  • 9:45AM
    Therapy Dogs: How to Train Them and What Work Do They Do? – Bill Menendez
  • 10:00AM
    National Anthem Jaime Bizarri, Geneseo High School Student
  • 10:00AM
    One Mile Walk (With Or Without Dog)
  • 11:00AM
    Status of the New Shelter – Tracy Diehl
  • 11:10AM
    Pet Contest
  • 11:25AM
    Introduction of Past Adoptees And Their Dogs
  • 11:35AM