Overton Bark park to “cut the leash” Saturday

Get ready to cut the leash. A grand opening for Overton Bark, the new fenced dog park in Overton Park, is set for Saturday, June 2.

The event will begin with a one-mile fun run and dog parade beginning in Overton Square at 9 a.m. (registration is at 8 a.m. in Overton Square). Mayor AC Wharton and others will deliver opening remarks at 10 a.m., ust before the official “leash cutting.”

Live music from Wuvbirds, Side Street Steppers, Walrus and The Theoretical Monkeys will follow, along with a food truck rodeo and free yogurt from YoLo. The event ends at 2 p.m.

Festival admission is free. One-mile fun run/dog parade is $15 in advance and $20 day-of, including an event T-shirt, YoLo froyo and hot dogs. All proceeds will go to benefit The Streetdog Foundation and the Overton Park Conservancy. More information is at www.overtonpark.org.

Author: LampLighter

The voice of Cooper-Young, a vibrant, diverse neighborhood to live, work and play, in the heart of Midtown Memphis, Tennessee.

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