B.A.R.K. in the Park

Learn about canine safety in the outdoors and the basic steps to follow to turn your dog into a "B.A.R.K. Ranger."

Please Note: This event is from 2018

Fort Matanzas National Monument is hosting a free event about canine safety and basic manners at the fort's Visitor Center on Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This program will help you make your dog a "B.A.R.K. Ranger" (B - Bag your own poop / A - Always wear a leash / R - Respect wildlife / K - Know where you can go).

There will be two activity times at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m., when participants can take their dogs on a guided nature walk around the park. A veterinarian will be available to talk about dog health and safety in the outdoors and an Audubon volunteer will take about how to mitigate the impact dogs can have on the environment and wildlife.

Participants should bring a six-foot leash for their dogs, water, and a bag to pick up dog droppings. To register for one of the activity times, which are limited to 25 dogs per time period, please call (904) 471-0116 or email here.

And don't forget to bring your own outdoor necessities, including sunblock and mosquito protection.

Admission: Free. Reservations are required for the special activity times (see above).

When: Saturday, September 15, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Special activity times are at 10:00 and 11:00 a.m.

Where:  Fort Matanzas is located at 8635 A1A South, south of SR 206 at the Matanzas Inlet. The event will take place at the fort's visitor center.

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Editor's Note: We encourage you to verify event times and details with the organizers, as they may change.