Woodruff Park Announces the First-Ever WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade & Festival

September 21,2017

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Woodruff Park Announces the First-Ever

WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade & Festival

Free community event offers fun and frivolity for pups and people alike

ATLANTA (September 21, 2017) – Woodruff Park is delighted to announce a new signature event coming to Downtown Atlanta this October.

Mark your calendar for the first-ever WoodRUFF Bark Halloween Dog Parade & Festival, a FREE event that will offer Downtown residents, fellow intowners, and their four-legged friends the opportunity to celebrate Halloween on the park’s lush Main Lawn.

Pet owners can register their costumed dogs to participate in the pet parade, during which they’ll compete for Best Costume prizes in a variety of categories, including Best Human-Dog Combo, Best Homemade Costume, and Grande Supreme.

Contest judges include Addison the Sheepadoodle, local Atlanta dog celebrity known as @Sheepish_Addie on social media.

Festival attendees will also be able to mingle with local, pet-centric vendors and nonprofits and enjoy food and beverage vendors, plus a DJ playing a Halloween playlist.

Visit www.WoodruffPark.com to learn more about WoodRUFF Bark as additional event details become available.

Follow Woodruff Park online at Facebook.com/WoodruffPark and @WoodruffPark on Instagram.

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About Central Atlanta Progress / Atlanta Downtown Improvement District: Central Atlanta Progress, Inc., is a Downtown business association with approximately 240 members. Its mission is to champion a vibrant community with strong leadership and sustainable infrastructure that is safe, livable, diverse, economically viable, accessible, clean, hospitable and entertaining. The Atlanta Downtown Improvement District is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable corporation created by CAP to make Downtown safer, cleaner and more hospitable.

About Woodruff Park: Originally known as Central City Park in the 1970s, Woodruff Park was created through a generous donation from Robert W. Woodruff, former president of The Coca-Cola Company.  Through a Memorandum of Understanding with the City of Atlanta, the Atlanta Downtown Improvement District (ADID) maintains stewardship of Woodruff Park. ADID is responsible for the park’s daily upkeep and programming, as well as securing and implementing funding for future development. The park offers visitors a variety of recreation stations and facilities scattered throughout its beautifully manicured six acres.