The Fox Valley Park District will hold a free “Paws in the Park” festival from noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5, at Lincoln Park in Aurora.
Dog owners are welcome to bring their pets to the event, which is hosted in conjunction with the Fox Valley Animal Welfare League. The event will feature approximately 60 vendors with pet-related products and gifts, rescue organizations, behavior and obedience specialists, a blessing of all the animals, police dog demonstrations, contests for dogs and numerous prize drawings.
Dogs will be able to run off-leash in the fenced-in play area. All dogs must have a current rabies tag to enter the park.
Park District dog tags for the Lincoln Park Dog Park – providing season-long use of the dog park – will be available for purchase. Those who do not have a 2014 FVPD dog tag will be allowed to use the dog park that day for $1, provided their dog has a current rabies tag or certificate from a veterinarian.
The Park District is also featuring a special sale. Beginning Oct. 1, the purchase of a 2015 dog tag will also cover the remainder of 2014.
The Park District also will have information available on its new dog park at the south end of Stuart Sports Complex – located off Route 30 in Montgomery just west of Orchard Road.
Lincoln Park is located on Aurora’s west side at 259 S. Harrison Avenue, just north of Prairie Street and east of Elmwood Drive.
SOURCE: Fox Valley Park District press release