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Easter in the Park and Pooch Parade

Oak Lawn Park (formerly Lee Park)

Easter in the Park is hosted by the Turtle Creek Conservancy and the City of Dallas, and will be held Sunday, April 21st from 1-4 pm. Join us for an afternoon of festivities, including the famed POOCH PARADE, live music by DJ Jennifer Miller, a free Easter Egg Hunt, a special appearance by the Easter Bunny and a variety of food trucks. Steve Kemble and Lee Anne Locken will serve as celebrity emcees again this year.

Ruthies Rolling Café, Easy Sliders, So-Cal Tacos, Aprepa, and Yummy Pizza will be on hand serving up their great, award winning food. 10-15% of their sales will be donated to the Turtle Creek Conservancy, so make sure to come hungry!

Well-behaved, leashed pets are welcome (no retractable leashes please). Non-profit animal rescue organizations including: Dallas Animal Services will be on-site with adoptable pets. Recycled Pomeranians & Schipperkes Rescue will also have adoptable dogs to meet, but applications are required for adoption.

Dallas City Hall on the Go truck will be there to provide selected city services such as pet registration, voter registration, permits, and much more.

Sponsorship and Volunteer Opportunities are still available. Contact Adrian Palmer, Event Coordinator at [email protected]

Dress your pooch in Easter style and join us along the Turtle Creek parade route where winners will be selected by a panel of local celebrity judges.


Registration is $15 per costume entry (a costume entry may include multiple dogs, so long as they will be judged together) if registered in advance; $20 per costume entry if registered at the event. Each entry must be accompanied by at least one adult.

Check-in begins at 1:00pm. The Parade starts at 2 p.m.

Prizes will be awarded to the winning dog(s) in each of the following categories.

Best Look-A-Like
Best Easter Inspired
Best Spring Costume
Best Group
Most Creative
Best Overall
Best Child & Dog Costume

1. No aggressive dogs or females that are in season
2. Dogs must be on a leash and in control by their owner at ALL
3. No retractable leashes
4. Pet owners MUST clean up after their dogs

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3333 Turtle Creek Boulevard · Dallas, TX 75219