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Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park To “Pop Up” Twice This Summer
Midtown Business Association’s Pop-Up Dog Park  To “Pop Up” Twice This Summer

Plans are afoot to have Midtown Sacramento’s popular Pop-Up Dog Park “pop up” twice this summer – on Saturday, June 20, on the grounds of Sutter’s Fort State Historic Park to showcase Sutter Medical Center’s “Pet Therapy Program” during their large-scale Community Day and then on Saturday, August 1, adjacent to the thriving Midtown Farmers Market on 20th Street between J & K.  Led by the Midtown Business Association and with the help of involved community partners -- such as local animal shelters, the Urban Land Institute (ULI), a local landscape architect and a number of willing volunteers -- the first “Pop-Up Dog Park” debuted in Midtown in April 2014 to the delight of countless canines and their companions.   

Portable and sustainable, the fun, friendly and FREE Pop-Up Dog Park is coordinated, managed and maintained by the Midtown Business Association.  The mobile dog park is set-up using portable picket fencing and a double-gate system to ensure the dogs are secure inside the mobile structure.   Due to the structural limits of the fencing, the Pop-Up Dog Park is designed for dogs 30 pounds or less.   The Pop-Up Dog Park was created to increase canine-friendly communication and interaction and help to nurture a strong sense of community in the heart of Midtown.

“We’re proud to offer the area’s first Pop-Up Dog Park and are thrilled with the overwhelming support from the Midtown community,” said Emily Baime Michaels, Executive Director of the Midtown Business Association.  “The idea originally came about when a board member visited another city and realized a dog park would fit right in with Midtown’s unique vibe and lively social environment.  We hope the canine-friendly concept spurs similar efforts around town and has tails wagging for years to come.”

During the so-called “Dog Days of Summer,” the Pop-Up Dog Park on August 1 will be located from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in a shady area adjacent to the Midtown Farmers Market and will include a number of special activities such as having a local animal shelter on-site to promote pet adoptions and offer microchip services, volunteers providing obedience training, and having interested vendors provide special (adult) cider tastings, gift giveaways and more.  

Originally created as a solution to a restrictive space requirement for off-leash dog parks, Midtown’s Pop-Up Dog Park has led to progress on the four-footed front. In fact, a proposed permanent dog park is currently in the planning stages in Midtown near 19th & Q Streets.

For more information about the Midtown Business Association, please visit www.exploremidtown.org

Midtown Business Association:
The mission of the Midtown Business Association (MBA) is to promote and protect the businesses in Midtown Sacramento through public service, support and advocacy. Our vision is to provide artists, businesses, entertainment venues and residents a space to prosper and flourish as a Midtown community.   For more information about MBA, call 916-442-1500 or visit www.exploremidtown.org