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Crozet Dog Park — grand opening Saturday, December 12th

Please join us Saturday, December 12th at 10AM for the grand opening of our new Crozet Dog Park at Claudius Crozet Park (we shifted the date from 12/5). We will gather at the lower parking lot near the baseball fields. There will be a bit of speech-i-fying (we’ll keep it short) followed by a short walk to the dog park gates. Crozet therapy dog Lucy Guenther-Braun will be on hand with a few of her favorite two-legged friends to cut the ribbon on our beautiful 1.5-acre fenced-in doggie playground. Please join the many people and organizations who helped make the Crozet Dog Park a reality. Bring your family and friends including your well-behaved dog(s). Please keep dogs on leash until inside the dog park.  

Fardowners to Support Crozet Dog Park in August

Throughout the month of August Fardowners is supporting the Crozet Dog Park by donating 10% of every food receipt. The attached voucher is required in order to take advantage of this offer. Please print this voucher once, twice, as many times as you like and bring it to Fardowners during the month of August. Feel free to distribute this voucher to neighbors and friends.

This is our last fundraising push to match the generous $10K challenge grant provided by the Starr Hill/Red Light Fund. We are now just $9,500 short of reaching our $30K project goal.

Learn more about the dog park at: Crozet Dog Park fundraising video

Join SPCA Therapy Dog Teams at Starr Hill Brewery

Please join us on the Starr Hill Brewery patio in Crozet this Sunday, April 26th from 1-2PM. We’ll be joined by two SPCA therapy dog teams who will discuss their training and certification. They will be able to answer questions and describe both their training approaches and how it feels to work with a therapy dog in different settings. Come by and meet the teams and have a pint or two in support of developing the Crozet Dog Park. See you this Sunday.


“Cheers for Charity” @ Starr Hill to benefit Crozet Dog Park

cheersforcharitylogoClaudius Crozet Park, Starr Hill Brewery, and the Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA invite you to attend its “Pints for Pups” kick-off event Friday, April 3 from 6-9PM. Hosted by Starr Hill Brewery in Crozet as part of their Cheers for Charity program, for every pint purchased in April, Starr Hill will donate a dollar towards development of the Crozet dog park located at Claudius Crozet Park. Individual donations are also welcome.

Where:      Starr Hill Brewery
When:        Friday, April 3rd 6-9PM
Why:           Have a beer, be inspired, build a dog park!

The outside patio at Starr Hill is dog friendly so please feel free to bring your favorite furry friend.

Fundraiser October 25th – “Pints for Pups: the sequel”

Please join us for our second Crozet Dog Park fundraising event. Following on the great success of our Pints for Pups summer event, Starr Hill Brewery is hosting “Pints for Pups: the sequel” on SaturdPints for Pups: the sequelay, October 25th. Starr Hill will donate a $1 for every beer purchased between 11AM – 8PM. There are currently 16 beers on tap, something for everyone. Please plan to join us with your favorite pooch out
on the Starr Hill patio. See you there!

“Pints for Pups” Fundraiser @ Starr Hill Brewery

Please join us at Starr Hill Brewery this Saturday, August 9th for “Pints for Pups,” a fundraiser benefitting the Crozet Dog Park. For each pint purchased between 11AM and 8PM, a dollar will be donated towards development of the Crozet Dog Park (located at Claudius Crozet Park). 

The outside patio at Starr Hill is fido-friendly so please feel free to bring along your favorite furry friend!


Stop by to see us at the Crozet Park “Picnics in the Park”

This Friday,  August 15th from 6-8:30PM Crozet Park is hosting its second picnic in the Park. Admission to the picnic is FREE! Bring your blanket, chairs, and your favorite games and just hang out in one of the most beautiful spots in all of Crozet.

Our locally owned Blue Ridge Pizza Truck will be serving up its incredible pizza or, you can bring your own picnic.

Come by and let’s chat about all the amazing things happening at the Park including, the dog park!


$10,000 Needed to Build Crozet Dog Park

We are now well over the half-way mark for total funds raised to build the Crozet Dog Park!

Welcome to the Crozet Dog Park website. Planning and fundraising is underway to have a dog  park in place by fall of 2015 (clearing of the site has already begun). The Crozet Dog Park is a project of the Claudius Crozet Park, in partnership with Albemarle County Parks & Recreation.

Here’s the latest as of June 8th 2015…

In late 2013 land was identified adjacent to the Claudius Crozet Park suitable for a fenced-in dog park. The 2.0 acre parcel will provide enough buffer so that a finished fenced dog park will be approximately 1.2 acres in size and provide two areas: one for little dogs, one for big dogs.  Several ideas have since been proposed for the  development of the land to include clearing and landscaping (to include keeping all hardwoods for shade), fencing with double-gate entry, tapping into the existing Park water supply, all signage, and picnic tables and benches. The total price tag is $30,000 and to date, $19,795 has been raised. Of this total, $10,000 is a challenge grant from the Starr Hill/Red Light Fund which means we need to match their generous $10K gift. We are working to match this gift by August 31st 2015. 

Learn more about the dog park at:

Check this website for project updates including events, to provide feedback, and to sign-up as a volunteer.

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