Bark in the Park San Jose, Sept.18, 2021,  10-5, William Street Park in downtown San Jose

Press Information for Bark in the Park

Contact

Judy Conner, Volunteer Publicist
Press@BarkSanJose.org


Bark in the Park San Jose Announces Cancellation in 2021

Popular Dog Festival to Return in 2022

Bark in the Park™ San Jose has been cancelled a second year in response the public health concerns brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. The largest dog festival in the United States will return September 17, 2022.

Bark in the Park San Jose is concerned for the safety and health of the human friends that accompany the 3,900 dogs that attend this family friendly festival.  In the meantime, follow Bark in the Park on Facebook and check out the Bark in the Park website.  The volunteers are in the process of figuring out how to bring some of the event’s more popular dog related activities to the digital world.

“Bark in the Park takes hundreds of volunteers, vendors, and sponsors to make event happen smoothly and fun for the community,” said John Turner, President of the Campus Community Association, which organizes Bark in the Park. “Keeping public health in mind, and the uncertainty of being able to keep all safe while holding the event, we have decided to postpone until September 17, 2022.”

About Bark in the Park
Bark in the Park is a fundraising event organized by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association (CCA). Bark in the Park benefits the Humane Society Silicon Valley, San Jose Animal Care Center and other local charities.

About the Campus Community Association           
Naglee Park is a historic San Jose neighborhood developed on the estate of Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee, a Civil War veteran and prominent California pioneer. The Campus Community Association grew out of Naglee Park to become a strong advocate for neighborhood values in San Jose. As a result, the Naglee Park neighborhood is at the forefront on issues affecting the downtown neighborhoods and San Jose as a whole. www.nagleepark.org

 


Bark in the Park 2019 Press Information

Saturday, September 21, 2019
10 a.m. 5 p.m.
William Street Park
Corner of William and S. Sixteenth Streets
Downtown San Jose, San Jose, California
Admission free - $6 donation per adult is encouraged, kids and dogs are free!

Event Description

When you take a dog for a walk, is the dog taking you for the walk? The answer to this question will be evident when dogs and their owners attend Bark in the Park™ 2019, the Largest Dog Festival in the US. When over 3,900 dogs and 15,000 humans have enjoy this family oriented, all-day event it is clear who is taking the lead.

Located in an expansive, tree-lined neighborhood park, this fun day features contests, celebrities, demonstrations, low cost vaccines and $5 microchipping, dog-related vendors and services, a misting tent, and kids activities. Plus, dogs, lots of fun loving dogs.

Bark in the Park is a fundraising event hosted by the Naglee Park neighborhood's Campus Community Association (CCA). All proceeds benefit the CCA, Humane Society Silicon Valley and San Jose Animal Care Center.

Event Highlights

The extremely popular and fun-to-watch dog contests and demonstrations will be held at Bark in the Park San Jose. Events are scheduled for the following times and locations.

Sage Veterinary Centers Stage

  • Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Team Presentation, 11:00 a.m.
  • Pet/Owner Look-Alike Contest, 12:00 p.m.
  • Dog Costume Contest, 1:00 p.m.
  • Happy Dog Tail Wagging Contest, 2:00 p.m.
  • Canine Companions for Independence Presentation, 3:00 p.m.
  • Canine Kissing Booth and Selfie Stop, 4:00 p.m.

Kids' Corral

Kids' Entertainment Zone featuring:

  • Face Paint and Puppy Make-Over packages, all day
  • Big Bulldog Bounce House, all day
  • Story Time with Edith from the San Jose Public Library, 12:45 and 2:15 p.m.
  • Doggie Yoga, 11:15 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
  • DIY Dog Toy Making with Jake's Wish Dog Rescue, 1:30 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.
  • Kids' Agility Course, all day
  • Dog Owner in Training hosted by Dogs in Harmony, 12:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.

San Jose Water Company Agility Corral

  • Fetch Sam, 10:45 a.m. and 2:15 p.m.
  • Bark Attendee “Agility” Time, 11:15 a.m. and, 2:30 p.m.

VCA Animal Hospitals Entertainment Corral

  • Fetch Sam, 10:15 a.m.
  • K9 Adventures Urban Mushing Demonstration, 10:30 a.m, and 1:45 p.m.
  • Cooperhaus K9 Demonstration, 11:00 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 3:45 p.m.

Naglee Park Barn Hunt Corral

  • K9 Ratpack, performing and offering Bark Attendees "Barn Hunt" Time throughout the day

Christmas in the Park Flyball Corral

  • Ball Haulers Flyball Team, 11:45 a.m., 12:45 p.m., and 3:15 p.m.
  • Bark Attendee Course Run Throughs, 12 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 4:00 p.m.

Public Contact Info

Email: info@BarkSanJose.org
Website: www.BarkSanJose.org
P.O. Box 90038, San Jose, CA 95109-3038

Benefits

Proceeds from the event benefit the Campus Community Association and the Humane Society Silicon Valley. Over the 22 years of Bark in the Park more than $70,000 has been given to animal oriented charities. Bark in the Park has also invested over $100,000 to education enrichment in Downtown San Jose Schools, children's literacy programs throughout San Jose, and community outreach, participation and involvement in our surrounding neighborhoods.

Sponsors

  • Organized by Naglee Park’s Campus Community Association
  • Ball Haulers Flyball Team
  • Canine Companions for Independence
  • Canyon Creek Pet Hospital
  • Christmas in the Park
  • City of San Jose Animal Care Services
  • Dog Trekker
  • Dogs in Harmony
  • Fetch Sam!
  • Gordon Biersch Brewing Company
  • Harborside
  • Humane Society Silicon Valley
  • Judy Conner Public Relations
  • K9 Ratpack
  • 98.5 KFOX/96.5 KOIT/99.7 NOW
  • LW Graphics
  • Medvet
  • Oakridge Veterinary Clinic
  • PAWS 4 SJAC (Pet Awareness and Welfare Society for San Jose Animal Care Services)
  • Sam's Downtown Feed
  • San Jose Mailing
  • San Jose Water
  • Santa Clara County Sheriff Search and Rescue K9 Unit
  • Tama Veterinary Hospital
  • VCA Animal Hospitals
  • Wag!
  • WILDECIDE Cider
  • Williams Party Rental
  • Supported in Part by a City of San Jose Cultural Grant

About the Campus Community Association

Naglee Park is a historic San Jose neighborhood developed on the estate of Brig. General Henry Morris Naglee, a Civil War veteran and prominent California pioneer. The Campus Community Association grew out of Naglee Park to become a strong advocate for neighborhood values in San Jose. As a result, the Naglee Park neighborhood is at the forefront on issues affecting the downtown neighborhoods and San Jose as a whole. www.nagleepark.org

About Humane Society Silicon Valley

Humane Society Silicon Valley (HSSV) is an independent, non-profit agency offering quality adoptions, medical care and education programs to enhance the human-animal bond. Established in 1929, HSSV has served Silicon Valley for more than 79 years and found homes for more than 500,000 animals. HSSV is an "open door" shelter and accepts animals 24-hours a day, seven days a week. HSSV's medical center offers affordable spaying/neutering, vaccinations and microchips to the public. More information about HSSV can be found at www.hssv.org.

About the San Jose Animal Care Center

The City of San Jose created the Animal Care & Services division in 2001. With the completion of the City of San Jose's new Animal Care Center, the City of San Jose itself is now providing shelter and field services for San Jose residents and for residents of Cupertino, Los Gatos, Milpitas and Saratoga. www.sanjoseanimals.com