Bark in the Waterpark

October 7

Introducing ... Bark in the Waterpark!

LanierWorld presents our first annual BARK in the WATERPARK and we would like to welcome you and the four-legged members of your family! Dogs share a special place in our hearts, so this year we are celebrating them in a very special way! There’s a lot going on during Bark in the Waterpark. The day features ‘Dog & Disc’, live music, street performers, fun dog-themed activities such as dog photo booths, pony rides, lake access, beach games, water filled fun zones and a dog costume contest. And of course, we will have a variety of pet related businesses and charity organizations to help us celebrate our furry friends.

This year we are thrilled to introduce Dock Dogs®. As seen on ESPN, the Outdoor Channel and ABC - Dock Dogs® brings teams of dogs and their handlers to compete in jumping, running and retrieving. The dogs that go the farthest, longest and fastest get grand prizes, while the handlers get bragging rights.

This is doggie-Olympics at its best! ... and ... entrance to LanierWorld is FREE* for everyone including pets!

Join the Effort

Seize the opportunity to join Lanier Islands in this successful venture. For a limited time we are seeking sponsors, non-profit partners, local musicians, artists, food vendors and other related businesses in making this an unforgettable experience! The specific details are below:


Click this link for details on becoming a sponsor. Email us for further details.

Food Vendors

If you serve great cuisine, we may have a spot for you! We seek food truck vendors to complement our existing restaurants. Email us for consideration. Please include detailed information about your business, a sample menu and your company's website and/or social media page(s).

Local Musicians

We'll have great music played by some of the best local musicians! If this includes you - email us to apply. Please include your name, details for the musical act, links to relevant social media page(s), links to sample music, and a detailed description of musical genre / style.


We wish to promote as many non-profit animal-related organization as possible. Each organization included in the event will have a 10' x 10' alloted space. Spaces are limited - apply now by emailing us. Please include detailed information about your organization, including a website and/or social media page(s). 

Arts & Crafters (Pet-Related)

Photographers, painters and/or crafters who focus on animals will receive highest priiority. Email us to apply. Please include detailed information about you work, including a website and/or social media page(s).

Pet-Related Businesses

We're offering a great networking, growth opportunity for small business (home-based, or single-employee). To be considered your service cannot conflict with our corporate sponsors. Apply by emailing us. Please include detailed information about your business, including links to your website and/or social media page(s). 

Dog-tastic Day

Some events and activities will occur at specific times, while others will happen all day long. This allows you and your dog the time and space to enjoy everything offered. Our FunZone is opens at 11 a.m. for all dogs. The main event - Dock Dogs - starts at 12 noon and will entertain you until 5 p.m. Dog & Disc, a traditional frisbee retrieve competition will start at 2 p.m. . We will a live music pumping all day long. much going on! Please view the activities list and schedule of events for more details.

Fun Zone

Dogs of varying sizes will be alotted time to roam around, play and slide down these kiddie slides.

While dogs are our guests of honor, there's plenty of fun activities for kids and adults too. Including carnival rides, bounce houses, pony rides, pontoon rides and much more!

Activities include*:
  • Dock Dogs®
  • Dog & Disc
  • Entertainment & Street Performers (Live DJ, face painters, caricature artist)
  • Dog Themed Photo Booths
  • Dogs' Halloween Costume Contest
  • Carnival Rides
  • Bouce Houses
  • Zip Lines
  • Pontoon Rides
  • Pony Rides

Event Schedule

Event Time Place
Dock Dogs 12 noon - 5 p.m. LanierWorld
Dog Disc TBA LanierWorld
Live DJ TBA LanierWorld
Street Performers TBA LanierWorld
Pony Rides TBA Stables

Woofing Down Food

We have plenty places at LanierWorld to satisfy your appetite. Click here to view all our our traditional restaurants and eateries options. Food trucks will also be available.

*This is a 'Rain or Shine' event that will go on regardless of weather conditions. Specific play areas will be available for pets.
**A $15 per car fee is applicable for the front gate / parking.
***Some activities require additional fees.