Bark in the Park planned at Sailor’s Creek

Published 6:00 am Friday, September 11, 2020

Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host “Bark in the Park” Saturday, Sept. 19, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the visitor center.

Enjoy a day at the park hiking and playing doggy-games with four-legged family members.

Chief Historian Patrick Schroeder from the Appomattox Battlefield National Historical Park will give a program on “Animal Heroes of the Civil War.” A K-9 unit demonstration will be performed by DWR’s Sgt. Patrillo and his K-9 “Bailey.” Area rescue agencies will also be on hand with animals eligible for adoption.

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This event is free to the public. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water. All pets must be on a leash not over 6-feet long and under immediate control at all times. This is a weather dependent program and subject to cancellation due to inclement weather. For more information, please contact the park office at (804) 561- 7510 or email