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The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park Association has three fund raising events per year at Rockwood Park. Events are on Saturdays from 11am until 2pm. Events are staged just outside of the entrance to the Dog Park. Except for Santa Paws which sometimes in held in one of the park shelters. All events feature a treats for dogs, food and drink for humans, games, contests and much more. The events are for dogs and dog owners. Children are welcome in the event area but must be at least 10 years of age to enter the kennels. Specific information about events can be seen below. Be sure to visit the photos area of this site to see pictures from past events.  


Our dog park is totally supported by volunteers and fund raising. All proceeds from the event swill go towards expenses for dog park improvements and maintenance. All events are FREE to attend. You do not have to live in Chesterfield County.

The Friends of Ruff House Dog Park is a not-for-profit volunteer organization who is sanctioned by the Chesterfield County Department of Parks and Rec to maintain and improve the park and enforce park rules. In the past the association has, among other projects, purchased and installed shade structures in the kennels, built benches, installed lights, built a storage shed, replaced the fence gates, installed doggie time out areas and, as always, provided free poop bags.

We need your help to pay for even more great improvements.

If you would like to volunteer to help at the event, donate to the park or setup a booth at the event, please contact r[email protected].

Very Important: Sign up for our email list to get reminders and more information about upcoming events.
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Birthday Bash
May 12, 2018

Come celebrate the anniversary of the park,. This is our 10th annual bash event. Games and prizes, food and merchandise. Please come and support the park.

October 20, 2018

Get your pup ready in his swankiest costume and come out and strut your stuff. Prizes in small dog and large dog divisions. Small dog contest starts at 11:45 and large dogs are at 12:45. Come out and make a day of it.

Santa Paws
December 1, 2018

Come and get your pups photo taken with Santa Paws. For a $5 donation to the park, your dog can pose with Santa.

A digital photo will be taken and posted on this website for you to download. The posted images are of a high enough resolution to make good quality prints. You can upload your photos to many popular sites such as,, and to have Holiday Greeting Cards made from your favorite photo. We will not be printing photos at the park.

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