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Celebrate the dog-friendly Gateway Arch National Park with a variety of activities for dog lovers and their four-legged companions! Enjoy the expanded park with your dog at Arch Bark, presented by Royal Canin. This signature event is free and open to the public. 

See our Arch Bark interview on KMOV's Great Day St. Louis (click here).

See our Arch Bark interview on KSDK's Show Me St. Louis (click here) or watch below.

Paws on the Pavement 1-mile fun walk registration is now open!  Register below.

Paws on the Pavement 1-Mile Fun Walk

Check-in begins at 9:00 a.m. Arch Bark kicks off at 9:30 a.m. with Paws on the Pavement, a 1-mile fun walk that people can participate in with their dogs while exploring the great new features of the park. Registration is now open! The first 1,000 dogs or households registered receive a complimentary gift bag from Royal Canin and Gateway Arch Park Foundation. Two lucky winners will receive a veterinary technician consultation and a free 6-month supply of Royal Canin dog food!

Online registration is now closed.  Walk-up registrations at the event are welcome.


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9:00 am | Paws on the Pavement 1-mile fun walk registration & check-in

9:30 am | Paws on the Pavement 1-mile fun walk begins

10:00 am - 1 pm | Live music by Feel Good Inc., food and drink vendors, photo booth, dock diving, pet caricature artist, agility course open

Emcee: Emily Pritchard, KMOV News Anchor

Albert and Emily Pritchard

Pet Photo Opportunity

Creating fun memories is simple with the Arch Bark photo opportunity. A photographer will be on-site to take pictures of pets and owners!


Dock Diving

Dogs will enjoy a splash with the exciting sport of dock diving. Professional trainers will assist your dog jumping into a pool of refreshing water - sponsored by Eukanuba. Owners can cheer them on from dry land!

Agility Course 

The on-site agility course will challenge dogs to navigate through cones, walk across a see-saw, run through a tunnel and complete a series of three jumps.

Bark Rangers

Bark Ranger is a community outreach project for teaching better pet-policy in national parks. Join Gateway Arch National Park's Bark Ranger program at Arch Bark. Qualifying dogs and owners will receive an Arch Bark dog bandana and badge! To join the Bark Ranger program, dogs and owners must learn how to hike safely with a pet in a park and promise to follow the rules of B.A.R.K. - Bag your waste, Always wear a leash, Respect wildlife, and Know where you can go.

North Gateway of Gateway Arch National Park
Next to Laclede’s Landing, South of Eads Bridge
100 Washington Ave.
St. Louis, Mo 63102

Arch Bark is a free and fun public event. All dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft. Visitors are invited to bring blankets and lawn chairs. Many benches are available. Food and drinks will be available for purchase from vendors on site. Outside food or beverages are allowed. Glass containers are prohibited. Please use recycling bins on site. Soliciting is prohibited.


For sponsorship inquiries, please contact Jay Perry at or 314.881.3539.