Photo Release: Central Park Conservancy Celebrates 17th Annual “My Dog Loves Central Park Fair”

Central Park, NY – Today, the Central Park Conservancy hosted the 17th annual “My Dog Loves Central Park Fair” at the Naumburg Bandshell (Mid-Park at 72nd Street). Sponsored by Biscuits & Bath and the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education at the Animal Medical Center (AMC), the 2019 fair was attended by over 3,000 dog-owners and their four-legged companions.

Click here for high resolution images of the 2019 fair.

The free event was open to all ages and featured free consultations with an on-site veterinarian, obstacle courses for four-legged participants, grooming services, and educational services on microchipping and licensing. The event also included prizes for pups.

“The Central Park Conservancy is pleased to have hosted another successful ‘My Dog Loves Central Park Fair.’ Every year this special event highlights the City’s dog community and connects dog-owners with resources for their pets,” said Betsy Smith, President and CEO, Central Park Conservancy.

The annual event is organized in partnership with Paws, a Central Park Conservancy working group that meets quarterly to discuss ways to enhance the Central Park experience of dog owners and dogs while encouraging Park stewardship, responsible dog ownership, and cooperation with other Park users.

The Conservancy was delighted to have Biscuits & Bath and the Usdan Institute for Animal Health sponsor the fair for a second year in a row. Their support was instrumental in making this event happen.

Biscuits & Bath is proud to have been a sponsor of the annual ‘My Dog Loves Central Park Fair’ for yet another year and is excited to offer its support for many more to come! We are very thankful for the wonderful people at Paws and the Central Park Conservancy that help organize this event successfully year after year.”

"The Animal Medical Center is thrilled to be participating in ‘My Dog Loves Central Park Fair’ for the second year in a row. We love the opportunity to bring the expertise of our veterinarians and medical staff directly to the community in a fun, engaging way. This year we were able to talk with so many animal-lovers about how important it is to keep your pet at a healthy weight!” said Jaclyn Skidmore, Director of the Usdan Institute for Animal Health Education at AMC.

About the Central Park Conservancy

The Central Park Conservancy is a private, not-for-profit organization that manages Central Park and is responsible for raising the Park's annual operating budget. The Conservancy’s staff of more than 300 is responsible for all aspects of the Park’s stewardship, from day-to-day maintenance and operations to continued restoration and rebuilding projects. The Conservancy also operates the Park’s visitor centers, provides public programs, and serves as a resource for other NYC parks and for public-private partnerships around the world. To learn more about the Conservancy, visit centralparknyc.org. Follow the Central Park Conservancy on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @centralparknyc.

About Central Park Paws

Paws is a Central Park Conservancy working group that meets quarterly to discuss ways to enhance the Central Park experience of dog owners and dogs while encouraging Park stewardship, responsible dog ownership, cooperation with other Park user groups, and an understanding of the Conservancy’s role and mission. Participants in the Paws Working Group are dog owners who represent the numerous dog communities within the Park and are interested in working with the Conservancy in establishing and maintaining a productive and mutually beneficial relationship with those communities. For more information about the Paws Working Group, please contact the Conservancy at centralparknyc.org/contact.

Dog Owner’s Guide to Central Park

See our Dog Owner’s Guide to Central Park for details on when and where dogs can be off leash in the Park, locations of dog-friendly drinking fountains, and other important information dog owners need in order to practice being good Park Citizens. Please visit centralparknyc.org/dogs.

Contact Information

Media Contact: Stephanie Baez, Director of Communications and Public Affairs sbaez@centralparknyc.org or 347-978-4426