Village of Orland Park Invites Canines & Owners to "A Waggin' Good Time"

Village of Orland Park Invites Canines & Owners to "A Waggin' Good Time"
Posted on 08/26/2016

Dogs and their owners are invited to the Village of Orland Park’s special event, “A Waggin’ Good Time,” an outdoor showing of the movie “Hotel for Dogs.”

On Saturday, September 10, the free movie will begin at dusk at approximately 7:15 p.m. at Centennial Park, 15600 West Avenue. The event will be held near the Dogout Dog Park within Centennial Park.

“The village has had pet parades and other events with animals in the past but this will be the first time that the Recreation Department is hosting an outdoor movie for dogs and their owners,” said Orland Park Mayor Dan McLaughlin. “The dog park opened just a few years ago and it’s the perfect setting for a dog oriented event.”

All are welcomed and attendees do not need to have pets in order to attend the outdoor showing of the PG rated film. Guests can bring chairs, blankets and snacks to the park. Concessions will also be available for purchase. Dogs must be on leashes.

“Family movie nights are always a special time, especially when all of the family members – even the fury ones - get to attend,” said Village Trustee Pat Gira, chair of the Parks and Recreation Committee. “Our hope is that attendees not familiar with the Dogout Dog Park will take advantage of this unique facility and become members.”

Parking is available at Centennial Park, with additional parking at the 108th Avenue Metra station parking lot accessible from 108th Avenue, south of 153rd Street.

The village’s three-acre Dogout Dog Park opened in July of 2013 in cooperation with Orland Township and accommodates dogs of all sizes with separate, fenced-in areas for large and small dogs. To learn more, visit the link below.

Further information is available by calling the village’s Recreation Department at 708/403-7275.