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Arch Bark

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Celebrate with your pets for FREE at ARCH BARK! at Gateway Arch National Park.

Golden Retriever with a ball in its mouth

Be one of the first 1,000 people to register for Arch Bark and get a goodie bag for your pooch at the event!

Note: Online registration is now closed.  Walk-ups are welcome and we will attempt to provide goodie bags for walk-ups while supplies last.

Schedule:

9:00 am | Check-in & goody bag distribution begins at the Gateway Arch Park Foundation tent near Eads Bridge.

9:15 am | Doggy yoga with Fitness With Fido on main stage

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

10:00 am – 1 pm  | Live music by Griffin and the Gargoyles; food vendors Sugarfire Smoke House, Kolache Factory and Steamrollers; Lumiere Place Casino & Hotel photo opportunity; dock diving; Kennelwood Pet Resorts agility course; pet caricaturist; merchandise for sale from Arch Apparel and the Arch Store; K9 demonstration; and more!

Activities

Paws on the Pavement 1-Mile Fun Walk

Register above. The first 1000 registrants will receive an Arch Bark goodie bag from Royal Canin and Gateway Arch Park Foundation.

Pet Photo Opportunity

Take a paws-itively perfect photo with your pup in front of the Gateway Arch -- complete with oversized photo frame sponsored by Lumiere Place Casino and Hotels!

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.

Where:

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.

GETTING TO ARCH BARK