ROCK ISLAND, ILLINOIS (October 9, 2019) — Your dog is welcome to spend the afternoon out with you in the gardens. The afternoon is packed with activities for your four-legged doggie friends and human two-legged companions.

Free admission Sunday, 10/13, 1-3PM with donation of dog or cat food, treats, or a toy that is not stuffed that will be distributed to local shelters.

This new event is part of our month-long programming called Pumpkin Extravaganza.

  • Howl-o-ween pet costume contest at 2PM
  • Vendors with pet-related items
  • Ask the trainer your animal questions
  • Visit the photo booth to see if your dog can sit still long enough for a photo op
  • Listen in to hear the story of the origin of Halloween
  • Visit the creativity corner to make crafts with the kids
  • Garden scavenger hunt for all ages
  • Read stories about Halloween with pets

No RSVP Needed

FREE For Members

$7.00 Adults (16+)

$4.00 Youth (ages 2-15)

FREE For Toddlers (under 2)


To ensure a safe interaction among guests and dogs, we ask that you use a short, non-retractable leash and the provided dooty bags. Dogs that are current on rabies vaccinations, have been spayed or neutered and are socialized for encounters with other animals and children are welcome for this special day in our gardens.


10.20.19 | Sunday Funday Painted Pumpkins 1-3PM

10.25.19 | Not So Scary Halloween Walk 6:30-8:30PM

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