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Walk Your Dog to Support the American River Parkway!

Oct 08, 2014 01:37PM ● Published by Brenna McGowan

On Sunday, October 19, dress up your dog and join Parkway supporters for the first annual Howlin’ on the Parkway, a dog walking event to benefit the American River Parkway Foundation. Registration is $25 per person in advance or $40 the day of and begins at 8am at William B. Pond Recreation Area (5700 Arden Way, Carmichael, CA 95608), with the walk starting at 9 a.m.

Howlin’ on the Parkway will include a 2.2 mile walk along the American River Parkway’s equestrian/hiking trail. Walkers will proceed out from William B. Pond Recreation Area along the decomposed granite shoulder of the bike trail, pause for a water break at the Harrington Way river access point, and then continue onto the equestrian/hiking trails back towards the park.

At the finish line, post-walk festivities will include booths from local pet vendors and an on-leash training demonstration by The Local Bark. Be sure to dress up your dog as there will be a costume contest from 10-11 a.m. with prizes donated from local pet shops. The Squeeze Inn and Heavenly Dog food trucks will also be out at the park with delicious food available for purchase. The Foundation encourages all walkers to remember Parkway rules require that dogs must be kept on a leash no longer than six feet at all times and owners must pick up after their dogs.

Be sure to register before Saturday, October 18 to secure your spot for $25! Day of registration will be available for $40 per person. Walkers should arrive at 8 a.m. to ensure time to register before the walk starts at 9am. We encourage participants to use their Sacramento County Parks annual pass; otherwise parking will be $5.

Proceeds from Howlin’ on the Parkway will be dedicated to the Parkway’s equestrian/hiking trails through the Foundation’s trail maintenance program. The American River Parkway Foundation is a non-profit organization committed to support the preservation and enjoyment of the American River Parkway by fostering environmental education, stewardship and volunteer opportunities.

For more information regarding Howlin’, please contact the Foundation office at (916) 486-2773 or visit their website at

Post information and picture courtesy of American River Parkway Foundation.

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