In May, the Raymond F Jones Memorial Dog Park in Tiverton was unveiled to the public, but a big celebration has yet to happen.

On Saturday, Sept. 24, the brand new dog park will bring the community together for a giant party.

LollaPawRooooza is going to bring fun for families and our four-legged friends.

The Brand-New Dog Park Coming to Life in Tiverton

Melissa Quinlan, the fundraising chair for Raymond Jones Dog Park, shared how the name came to be.

“Raymond Jones was an animal control officer for Tiverton for many years,” Quinlan said. “From everything I’ve heard, he was the most wonderful human being. ... He passed away a few years ago.”

When Chairman David Paul was looking to build the park, it was a natural fit to honor Jones.

What to Expect at LollaPawRooooza

From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the dog park will be one big party. Vendors such as the Wolf Wagon from Bristol will attend, as well as food vendors, free hot dogs and Del’s Lemonade, while supplies last.

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Bring your well-behaved dog and enter them in one of the contests, such as the owner-dog lookalike contest, or best tail wag.

The Tiverton library, the park’s neighbor, will host a story walk-around and crafts for the children with author Emma Dodd, and a dog trainer will be on-site doing demonstrations.

There is also a unique opportunity to meet with Jodi-Lynn, a certified evidential medium, psychic and spiritual advisor.

“She can connect with pets that have passed,” Quinlan said.

The Committee’s Hope for Tiverton’s Dog Park

“We hope to get people acclimated to the park, (show people) what we have to offer, and to bring the community together,” Quinlan said.

Quinlan’s hope is to not only attract the Tiverton community but also the surrounding communities to their beautifully curated park, bringing joy to our four-legged friends.

Join the party this Saturday, and don’t forget to bring a leash.

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