It was a brisk, breezy, beautiful dog day afternoon Sunday as the organizers of a drive to build a dog park showed off their location in St. Louis County's Unger Park at an event it called Woofstock.
A few vendors battled the light winds as a wide variety of dogs strolled along the park's hiking trail sniffing the merchandise and each other. Some even took the opportunity to take a swim in the large lake in the park.
The event was the creation of the Bark Park at Unger organization, which is making plans for a permanent dog park on the Unger property, as soon as it raises the necessary funds for a shelter building, some fences, and a dock from which water-friendly dogs can leap into the lake.
Part of Sunday's celebration of planning for a place where dogs can "bark and play" were several contests, including a costume contest. First prize went to a small canine that sported a fuzzy black spider outfit. There also were a half dozen rescue greyhounds, four of which were attired in little black suits, ties, and floppy wigs for their Beatles impersonation.
The Bark Park at Unger coordination is just getting underway. Soon it will have design plans for the facility, and with a significant amount of money required to get the project off the ground, more events to follow.
For more information, Check out the group's Facebook page here.