Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.16, 2017, 10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Bark in the Park 2018 Kids' Zone

Dogs are the stars of the show at Bark in the Park™, but kids are a dogs best friend and we have a special entertainment zone for them! Peruse what we did in 2018 - 2019 Kids' Zone listings will be avaiable late summer.

Woof! Woof! Puppy Package Makeovers

Face Painting and Puppy Make-Over Packages

Let your inner dog out with a puppy-themed face painting or get a puppy make-over package that includes your choice of dog-themed face paint, a Bark in the Park bandanna, and a dog ears headband. Perfect before the photo op with Downtown Dog!

All day in the Kids' Zone

The Bulldog Bounce House is barkin' good fun!

Bulldog Bounce

Kids can bounce off a little extra energy in the Big Bulldog Bounce House. It's barkin' good fun!

All day in the Kids' Zone

Downtown Dog, Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply mascot will be there!

Meet and Greet with Sam's Downtown Dog

Sam's Downtown Feed and Pet Supply's mascot, Downtown Dog, will be on hand for photos and hugs throughout the day.

Throughout the day in the Kids' Zone

Story Time with Edith

WOOF! NEW: Story Time with Edith

Settle in for a doggone good story read by Edith Sutterlin from the San Jose Public Library.

3:00 and 3:30 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

DOGA, downward dog with actual dogs!

WOOF! NEW: DOGA (Doggie Yoga)

Downward dog with an actual dog? Yes, please! Join Jake's Wish Dog Rescue and Beverly Bachoo for Family DOGA (Doggie Yoga), where families get in touch with their inner beasts and do downward dog with their dog. Bring the kids and your doggie companion for some yoga fun bonding on the mat. Mats provided.

11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

Puppet Show

Puppet Show

If you dream of having your child and your dog hang out together peacefully, or even if you see dogs on the street, and want to be sure your child knows how to behave to remain safe, this demonstration, presented by Canine Higher Learning using puppets and a live dog, will set your child off on the right path to child-dog safety.

12:00 and 4:00 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

The Loretta Show

WOOF! NEW: The Loretta Show

Loretta dons her tutu and wings before performing tricks including jumping through hoops, taking commands from kids and being available for petting. Presented by See Spot Run Pet Care.

12:30 and 2:00 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

Basset Hounds from Golden Gate Basset REscue available for petting

WOOF! NEW: Petting Station

Feel the love at the Golden Gate Basset Rescue Petting Station. Bassets' have one of the most pleasant-natured and easygoing temperaments of any breed. Petting a dog can reduce your blood pressure and heart-rate, besides just making you feel warm and fuzzy!

11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

Story and Craft Time

WOOF! NEW: Story and Craft Time

Join Jake's Wish Dog Rescue and Dogs In Harmony for an interactive presentation about dog behavior and handling. Coloring books and crayons provided to all those that would like to participate.

10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. in the Kids' Zone

The Kids Agility Course is doggone fune!

Kid's Agility Course

After watching the dog agility demos, the Kids' Agility Course allows kids to test their agility skills on a doggone fun training course designed just for them!

All day in the Kids' Zone