The Omaha Dog Park Advocates are proud to announce that the 9th annual Spring Bark in the Park event will take place on Saturday, April 27th from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. at Hefflinger Dog Park, located at 111th and Maple.  Guests are invited to bring their favorite four-legged friends (and their leashes) to enjoy a howling good time and raise funds for the continued operation of both the Hefflinger and Hanscom off-leash dog parks.  There will be many fun planned events, including a new Style Show contest sponsored by Natural Balance and Petco that will take place at 1 p.m., where dogs can compete in their weight group for either the most creative costume or the best look-alike costume with their owner for a $5 entry fee with prizes being awarded in all categories.  This event will also feature dog-friendly vendors, $5 nail trims, rescue groups featuring dogs available for adoption, and the first 1,000 dogs in attendance will receive goody bags.  You can pre-register for this event on their website before April 25th, or on the day of the event for $10 per dog.

Established in partnership with the City of Omaha in 2006, Omaha Dog Park Advocates formed to generate funding, pursue grants and attend benefits on behalf of the parks.

For more information about The Omaha Dog Park Advocates, please visit their website at