The winner of the Petsafe Bark for Your Park $100,000 Grand Prize will be announced on Friday at Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana. The party will start at 6:30 p.m. with lots of entertainment and fun for the entire family.

Tomorrow we will find out if Texarkana won the dog park contest. The announcement will be made at the party. Be there to hear the announcement. In addition to finding out if Texarkana won the $100,000 grant, there will be a SUPER SURPRISE announcement that you will not want to miss!

This event is also a celebration of the twin cities coming together and working hard to win a 100,000 grant for a dog park from Petsafe. Texarkana did an awesome job of motivating citizens from all walks of life to focus on one goal to improve our community.

Enjoy live entertainment, food, door prizes galore and fun for the entire family.

Please bring dog food for the shelter. Come enjoy being with friends and find out the results of our hard work.

Event Details:

The winner of the Petsafe Bark for Your Park $100,000 Grand Prize will be revealed.

Front Street Festival Plaza in Downtown Texarkana, Arkansas.

Performers include Copper Road Band, Tex-Rep Children’s Choir and Texarkana, The Musical.

Hot Diggity Dog Stand will sell snacks and drinks for a small fee.

Bounce houses and big slides for kids.

Guess the final vote and win a prize!

Decorate you own Bark for Your Park t-shirt for the “Most Pawsome T-Shirt Contest.”

Bring chairs and bug spray.

Please bring dog food, leashes, shampoo, beds, etc to be donated to the shelter and rescue groups.

We will have fans and porta-coolers to keep folks cooled off.

To find out more about a dog park in Texarkana visit

Here is a list of door prizes so far. The list continues to grow!

  • Dr. Shively State Line Animal Hospital – Comprehensive exam & vaccinations valued at $90.52
  • Georgia’s Pet Salon & Boutique – Pet groom up to $45.00
  • Fat Jack’s – $25.00 gift certificate
  • PetSmart – $50.00 gift certificate
  • Hopkin’s Icehouse – $25.00 gift certificate
  • Dermagraphic Studio – $50.00 gift certificate
  • Classic Car Wash – Five $24.99 Wash & Vac Works gift certificates
  • Holiday Inn Express – One night free stay and breakfast
  • Orr AutoSmart – Free oil change
  • Lisette Garza, Mary Kay Independent Beauty Consultant – $25.00 gift certificate
  • Texarkana Convention and Visitors Bureau – Three Texarkana, USA t-shirts
  • Celebration Zumba – passes & Celebration Images – free 30 minute photo shoot w/ digital pics on CD
  • Boulevard Kennels – 1 free dog or cat groom or 1 free weekend of pet boarding (winner’s choice)
  • Texarkana Yoga – 5 class pass
  • Paul and Connie’s Wild Game Processing – 3 gift certificates for $60.00 off processing fees
  • Old Tyme Burger Shoppe – 3 gift certificates each for 2 burgers,2 fries and 2 drinks
  • Tera Holder- 2 appetizer bags consisting of Peach Salsa, Candied Jalapenos, and chips.
  • Cupcake Kraze – One dozen cupcakes

If you would like to donate to this event, please call 903-277-8613.