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Arch Bark

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Join us for Arch Bark on October 12, 2019

Registration is open! Register below!

Click here to enter the Arch Bark photo contest.

Submit your photo by Saturday, September 29. Voting beings Wednesday, October 2.

Celebrate the dog-friendly Gateway Arch National Park with your pets at Arch Bark!

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

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

10:00 am – 1 pm  | Live music, food vendors, photo booth, pet caricature artist, dock diving, agility course, K9 demonstration.

Paws on the Pavement 1-Mile Fun Walk


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.

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.