Celebrate National Pet Month in May

The month of May offers a chance to celebrate the joys of pet ownership and benefits of pets for people and people for pets!

Pet Costume Contest

Enter your pet in the costume contest by sending a silly, weird, or cute family-friendly photo of it at Stark Parks to information “at” starkparks.com by May 22, 2021. Photos will be posted to an album on the Stark Parks Facebook page. The photo with the most likes be named the Pet-Supreme winner and will receive a goody bag of swag and prizes.

All pets are welcome!

Pet Costume Contest Instructions

Pooch Bingo

Join us for a BINGO (you remember the song) style scavenger hunt to celebrate national pet month! Pick up a Bingo card in the atrium of the Exploration Gateway (5712 – 12th St NW, Canton, 44708) or print one below and take your furry friend with you as you visit each location to complete your bingo board. Bingo boards can be found on the table in the atrium. The building is open Mon., Tues, Thurs, Fri., and Sat. from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Weds. from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

After completing your card, use the form below to submit your entry into the contest. Deadline for contest entry is May 31, 2021. A winner will be selected randomly on National Trails Day (June 5 @ noon). Winner gets cool Stark Park swag.

(Optional) Take a selfie with your pooch at each location –
if you want to document the journey, submit them at

Instagram @starkparks #starkparkspoochbingo

Pick your path for Bingo (or do as many as you’d like) and visit each location. Mark them off as you go – its on the honor system. All parks are dog friendly. Please make sure to follow all park regulations – leash your pooch and pick up poop.

Card #1

Card #2

Bingo Card #3

Bingo Card #4

Contest Entry Form

Pooch Bingo Completion Form
Bingo Card(s) Completed