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Two photos of dogs posing for photos outside the visitor center at Gateway Arch National Park.
July 16, 2023 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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B.A.R.K. Ranger Paw Art – FREE

Leash up your pet and meet a National Park Service Ranger on the lawn under the Gateway Arch to create pawsitively amazing art!

Each pet and owner will receive paw art packet that includes:

  • A Canvas (one per pet)
  • Plastic bag
  • Pet-safe paint in your choice of colors
  • Scoop of pet-safe peanut butter

Owners will place their choice of paint colors on the canvas, place inside the plastic bag, seal, and cover the plastic bag with peanut butter. Set on the ground and let your pet lick away to create their own unique piece of art.

At the end of the event, you will have a new pawsome piece of art to take home.

Learn more about the B.A.R.K. Ranger program at