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Side-by-side photos of dogs at the Gateway Arch during a B.A.R.K. Ranger event.
August 18 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

B.A.R.K. Ranger: Paw Art (Free)

Join Gateway Arch Park Foundation every month from May to October to participate in the B.A.R.K. Ranger program! Bring your pup to Gateway Arch National Park for ranger-led dog walks, paw art, puppachinos and more!

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.

When: August 18, at 10 am
Where: Gateway Arch National Park


The National Park Service’s B.A.R.K. Ranger program invites family pets to serve as ambassadors for responsible and safe pet handling at Gateway Arch National Park and other national parks across the country.


  • Bag your pet’s waste
  • Always leash your pet
  • Respect wildlife
  • Know where you can go