Columbia Parks and Recreation is planning the fourth annual Yappy Hour for dogs and their humans. The event will be held Saturday, April 27 from 3 to 6 p.m. at Twin Lakes Recreation Area, 2500 Chapel Hill Road.
Yappy Hour will feature entertainment for dogs, including an obstacle course, event-only off-leash area, contests and an adoptable dog pageant. Fun for humans will feature the Big Cheeze food truck; photo booth; variety of beer, cider and seltzer; and dog-related businesses on-site to display their products and services.
Pre-registration is encouraged as space is limited. Price is $5 per person and $5 per dog. Those who pre-register one dog and one person will be guaranteed a Yappy Hour "doggy bag" and a voucher for a complimentary drink. Walk-up registration is also available for $5 per person and $5 per dog. Each dog paid at the door will get a doggy bag while supplies last.
Yappy Hour is an adult event; only those 16 and over are allowed in the specified event area. Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations and retractable leashes are not allowed. Maximum of one dog per person will be allowed. Those with additional dogs should bring additional people to maintain a 1:1 ratio. Participants must be 21 to drink.
Trails, off-leash zones and the park will be open to the public.
Parks and Recreation is coordinating the event in partnership with KPLA, KFRU, BXR, NASH FM and Q106.1 with assistance from Mizzou’s Parks, Recreation and Tourism Department. Yappy Hour is sponsored by University Subaru.
To register or for more information, call Parks and Recreation at 573.874.7460, email Cassie.Brandt@CoMo.gov or visit CoMo.gov (search Yappy Hour).