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Rains Create Bog Park: Flooding Moves Bark District 10th Anniv. Celebration

Park Forest Bark District freshly-mowed, flooding this week created a Bog Park
The Park Forest Bark District with freshly-mowed grass. The 10th Anniversary celebration has been moved to Village Green. (Photo: Gary Kopycinski)

Park Forest, IL-(ENEWSPF)- Due to heavy rainfall and flooding, the Park Forest Bark District 10th Anniversary Event has moved to the corner of Main Street and Cunningham Drive (just behind Village Hall) in downtown Park Forest Saturday. 

The event will celebrate 10 years of the Park Forest Bark District and usher in a new era at the facility. The Recreation and Parks Department has partnered with the stars of the hit Animal Planet show, “The Vet Life,” Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne of Cy-Fair Animal Hospital! Dr. Ross and Dr. Lavigne will be on hand to meet and greet our pet lovers, offer advice and to spread awareness about canine health.

Other partners include South Suburban Humane Society, VCA Animal Hospitals-Forest South, and Purina.

Carmel dog bark district
Carmel at the Park Forest Bark District. (Gary Kopycinski)

Free rabies vaccines will be administered as well as raffle prizes and giveaways to those in attendance.

The event is open to the public and we hope that you will consider joining the Bark District as your Dog Park of choice! For more information, contact the Park Forest Recreation & Parks Department at 708-748-2005.

Event time and location:

Saturday, June 29, 2019
12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Downtown Park Forest
349 Main Street
Park Forest, IL 60466


This is a release from the Village of Park Forest.