All dogs must be on a leash.
“Our pet-related activities that we’ve had at MetroParks are becoming quite a hit, because people really love their dogs,” Barkley said.
2. A new obstacle course for Mud Mania
The Mud Mania event will be held from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Rentschler Forest on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11.
“Every year, something new is added and each year, the obstacle course is a little bit different. This is a great way for families to get out and do something active, outside of the home with a twist to nature that you wouldn’t expect,” Barkley said.
Mud Mania will feature a variety of mud-themed events, such as a mud slide on the hill that leads into in a mud pit, mud pools, a mud obstacle course (constructed by the event’s sponsor, Stellar Construction) and a Little Mudders’ area for younger children.
There will be a Mud Volleyball Tournament with first and second place awards each day. There will also be other non-mud-related children’s games and activities.
3. Make sure you dress appropriately
Last year, more than 3,000 guests participated over the course of the two-day event.
Durable shoes are required. Flip-flops or bare feet will not be permitted. Guests may also want to bring a change of clothing. Participants ages 18 and younger will be required to have a parent or legal guardian’s signature to be admitted, and participants of all ages will need to sign a waiver/hold harmless release form prior to participation.
HOW TO GO:
WHAT: Mud Mania
WHEN: Mud Mania will be held on Friday, Aug. 10 and Saturday, Aug. 11, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Mutt Mania will be held on Sunday, Aug. 12, only from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
WHERE: Rentschler Forest MetroPark, 5701 Reigart Road, Reigart Road Area.
COST: Register online or the day of the event. $5 for ages 5 and older; children younger than 5 are free. $50/day for 6-player volleyball team. Mutt Mania cost is $5 or a 3-pounce bag of dog food donation to PAWS Adoption Center. Motor vehicle permit required. Permits are free for Butler County residents. A permit for non-residents is $5 daily and $10 annually. A permit may be obtained upon arrival.
MORE INFO: Visit www.YourMetroParks.net or call 513 — 867-5835.