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Locals Take Interest In Bringing Their Dogs and Puppies To Warinanco Sports Center

The Union County Freeholder Board and Warinanco Sports Center have joined forces in planning another exciting and unique event in historic Warinanco Park. On Saturday, August 4, the sports center will be welcoming an array of furry friends and their families and spectators for the first ever ‘Warinanco Pet Parade’! Hosted at the SFM-managed Warinanco Sports Center, it promises to be a fun-filled day for animal lovers in Union County.

Many of the pre-registered dogs met in the park last week to take part in a photo shoot and the Pugs, Poodles and Pomeranians posed for the camera whilst sizing up their competition. Their silver screen debut can be seen across the Warinanco Sports Center social media channels.

“Dogs are wonderful pets and companions, and the Freeholder Board is pleased to be presenting family-based entertainment at the Warinanco Sports Center,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “We invite all our residents to come out and enjoy a great event-filled day in the park.”

Dog owners have the opportunity to enter their prized pooch in a variety of different competitions held throughout the day such as “Prettiest Puppy”, “Most Obedient Dog”, “Best Groomed Dog”, and “Dog & Owner Lookalike”. The dogs will also get a chance to test their agility and speed on the dog-friendly obstacle course in a specially built arena in the park. The main event will be judged by a panel of special guests including Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados.

Warinanco Sports Center wants to celebrate with the whole family, including four-legged friends. In addition to the dog show and competitions, there will be face painting, a caricaturist to capture pets and their paw-rents, an art wall where guests can draw their own pet, a craft area to make dog or cat toys for animals in local shelters, kids games, a doggy splash pad, and a vendor market that will be serving up fresh food including BBQ and cold drinks.

If interested in having your dog be a part of the various shows and competitions, you must register prior to the event. The deadline to register is Wednesday August 1st and costs $10 per entry. Registration can be done online by visiting Family members, friends, and other four-legged friends are welcome to spectate for only $3 per person or pet. The event will run from 11AM – 4PM with the competition beginning at 12PM sharp.

Throughout the remainder of the turf field months, Warinanco Sports Center will host even more exciting events such as a Fitness Festival, Food Festival, Sunday Funday, and more. Most events require pre-registration or ticket purchase, and food or beverages will be available for purchase from Warinanco Café. More information can be found by visiting the Warinanco Sports Center Facebook page and website. Both platforms will contain event updates and additional events as they are added throughout the season.

For event booking inquiries please contact Rebecca Bird at The Warinanco Sports Center is managed by the industry-leading sports facility management company, The Sports Facilities Management, LLC (SFM).