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 is FREE* for everyone including pets!
Join the Effort for 2018's Event!
Thanks to everyone's effort we have reached capacity for this year's event. For now, we're only accepting proposals for next year's Bark in the Waterpark 2018. Seize
the opportunity to join Lanier Islands in this successful venture. We seek sponsors, non-profit partners, local
musicians, artists, food vendors and other related businesses in making
this an unforgettable experience! The specific details are below:
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).
Artists & 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).
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).
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.
Learn how to become a sponsor by clicking on the link below. Email us for further details.
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).
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. Whew...so much going on! Please view the activities list and schedule of events for more details.
Dogs of all sizes will be allotted time to roam around, play and slide down the kiddie slides of Fun Zone (below).
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!
- Dock Dogs®
- Dog & Disc (traditional land-based toss-and-retrieve competition)
- Entertainment & Street Performers (Live DJ, face painters, caricature artist)
- Dog Themed Photo Booths
- Dogs' Halloween Costume Contest
- Bounce Houses
||12 noon - 5 p.m.
||12:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.
|Star94 with J.P.
||1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
||12 noon - 5 p.m.
Woofing Down Good 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.
*Disclaimer: 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.