Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Seeking Other Leash-Free Realms

Now that Animal Control is once again on the prowl, it might be prudent to consider other leash-free options that are also legal. (A novel idea.) Auditorium Shores is one such option. Roma was too old for water sport, and Muzzy is not too keen on it--being from Oklahoma and all, but I've heard that the mood at Aud Shores is relaxed (as are the standards, compared to our Park). Still, I regularly get e-mails from Austin Parks and Recreation, and today's told about an upcoming doggie event at Lady Bird Lake. Here are the details:

Bark Park Day at Auditorium Shores on April 24th
Dog Lovers, We Need You!
Show your support for Auditorium Shores by participating in “Bark Park Day” on Saturday, April 24th from 8:30 - 11am. Join fellow dog owners in giving back to the park we all enjoy.
Saturday, April 24
8:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Register online by April 22, 2010 -

Schedule of Activities
8:30 – 9:00 Volunteer sign-in, pick-up a raffle ticket, group photo
9:00 – 9:30 “Scoop the Poop” park-wide cleanup: five teams, door prizes
9:30 – 10:00 “What are You Telling Your Dog?” Workshop on Owner Behavior
10:00 – 10:30 “What is Your Dog Telling You?” Workshop on Dog Behavior
10:30 – 11:00 Walking Tour and Update on Park Redevelopment Plans

Supervised dogs and children are welcome. Cleanup materials provided by the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department.

Invite your friends – forward this message.
See you at Auditorium Shores on Saturday, April 24!

The Auditorium Shores Bark Park Day Team

Register online by April 22, 2010 -
The City of Austin's Scoop the Poop program is a joint venture of Watershed Protection, Parks and Recreation and the Off-Leash Area Advisory Committee.
City of Austin Off Leash Web site:


1 comment:

  1. Years ago I took my dog Skippy to Auditorium Shores and we walked down to the water and there was a huge black water moccasin coiled up in the plants on the bank. Still gives me shudders.

    I'd rather meet an Animal Control officer than a poisonous snake...I think...


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