Dog owners who love to walk their pets around historic Bushy Run Battlefield along Route 993 in Penn Township will be able to enjoy a dog-centered day at the park Sept. 7.
The dog-friendly Paws in the Park will feature a series of activity stations and vendor booths for what Bushy Run Battlefield Heritage Society says is one of its most popular group of visitors — dog walkers. Admission is free to the event, which will run from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Among the activities will be pet items and treat stations, crafts, a photo booth, and a variety of games for children and dogs. A caricature artist will provide “portraits with your pup” as well as a special museum exhibit on dogs in the 18th century, a basket auction, and a themed hot dog bar.
“We are always looking for new opportunities to engage with our local community and allow visitors to experience the battlefield in a unique way,” said Michael Tusay, Bushy Run Battlefield museum facilitator.
“Paws in the Park exemplifies this idea and serves as our way of saying ‘thank you’ to the many dogs and dog owners that visit our site and to show our appreciation for their continued support,” Tusay said.
Visitors are asked to check in at a registration table. Bushy Run is encouraging visitors to pre-register for the event at paws-in-the-park-registration.eventbrite.com.
Several animal rescue groups and pet stores are participating in the event, as well as police K-9s. Those organizations interested in participating can contact [email protected] or call 724-527-5584, extension 101 before Sept. 7.
For more information, visit Bushy Run’s website, www.bushyrunbattlefield.com, or check out the event listing on its Facebook page.