Arlington Citizen-Journal

Yappy Hour? Yes, toast your favorite pooch at Arlington’s newest dog park


After a “ruff” week at work or running around the yard, every dog and their owner need a break.

On April 27, dog owners and their best friends will get one at Arlington’s newest dog park, Rush Creek Dog Park, 1900 Valleywood Drive, as the Yappy Hour Dog Social is back for its third year.

The event was originally set for April 6 but had to be rescheduled because of stormy weather.

Yappy Hour, presented by engAGE Arlington, is an opportunity to enjoy live music, local beverages, and spend time with your pooch. It is scheduled from 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Cost is $15 per person at the event, or $10 for those who register early. The first 500 people to pre-register will receive a special edition cup and one free beer. Participants must be at least 21.

Oh, and none of the doggie drinks contain alcohol.

To register, go to

Seating is limited. Participants are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets.

Activities include chasing 250 tennis balls, taking selfies, and doggie tattoos from Mutt Butt Art. Jack Mason will provide live music, and food trucks will be onsite, with local drink provided by Legal Draft Beer Company.

“Yappy Hour is a fantastic way to spend some time outdoors with your dog,” said Susie Traylor, facility manager over the EngAGE Arlington adult program.

The City of Arlington will also be accepting donations for its planned K9 Memorial Monument at this event. This initiative aims to honor retired and deceased police and fire service dogs.

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