Barks for Parks!

The Wisconsin Brewing Company Fundraiser for Dane County Dog Parks

Join the celebration at the Wisconsin Brewing Company (1079 American Way, Verona)

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Noon - 4:00 pm


Hot diggity dog, we had so much fun we're back again!  In honor of Dane County Dog Parks, Wisconsin Brewing Company is hosting the 2nd Annual "Barks for Parks!" celebration at their facility in Verona. This afternoon of fun will include live music, food, and entertainment for both two- and four-legged friends and family.  

Proceeds from this celebration will support Dane County Dog Parks and be used for upgrades, expansion, and special projects. Dane County was one of the first park systems in the United States to develop designated off-leash pet exercise areas and has been used as a model for other systems across the United States.

Suggested donation for admission is $5.00 per person. Dogs are free!

Please note that dogs must be on a 6’ static leash and be current on vaccinations. Dogs must be people and animal friendly.  Please check out our complete list of "Barks for Parks!" Dog Rules for the event.

Can't make it to Barks for Parks? You can still support Dane County Dog parks by making a donation online or by mail.  Just indicate that you would like your donation to be used to support the dog park program. 

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Scheduled Activities

  • 11:00 am - Downward Dog Yoga Hour: hosted by Ruth Armstrong. Dogs must be up to date on vaccines and leashed. Participants should bring a yoga mat and towel. Cost is $20 per person. Tickets can be purchased at the event. 100% of the proceeds donated to Dane County Parks.
  • 1:00 pm - Kids & Pups Storytime: settle in for a reading of Backwards Dog by author Corina Rogers.
  • 1:00 pm - Passion for Paws Vet Clinic talk 
  • 2:00 pm - Adoptable Dog Parade: Dane County's most eligible pups will be on parade. Show them some love, boost their spirits, and maybe find a new furever friend.
  • 3:00 pm - Veterinary Emergency Services: First-aid presentation with Dr. Josh Smith, DVM, DACVECC (Critical Care Specialist)


Sponsor Booths

Many of our sponsors will have booths at Barks for Parks! Stop by their booths and thank them for supporting Dane County Dog Parks.


All-day Exhibitors and Activities

Enjoy live music by Down from the Hills, a local Down for the Hills band bluegrass band.
Beverages and food will be available for purchase at this event.
We need volunteers to make this event a success! Consider signing up for a volunteer shift to help us out.  Volunteers will get a meal voucher and a Dane County Parks volunteer t-shirt as a thank you.
***Please note that volunteers working at the food station (grill cook, food runner, or food sales) cannot have their dog with them in the food serving area for health reasons. If you want to sign up for one of these shifts and plan to have your pup with you, make sure you have a friend that can watch them while you are volunteering.


Thank you to the Fundraiser Sponsors!