Lucky Dog Raffle — In conjunction with the Carbondale Park District, Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks (FCDP) is sponsoring a Lucky Dog Raffle with over $2000 in prizes to be awarded to the lucky winners. Tickets are $5 each or five for $20 and may be purchased at the Life Community Center (2500 W Sunset Dr), at Carbondale Main Street (121 S Illinois Ave), at Cristaudo’s (209 S Illinois Ave), or from members of the Board of Directors of FCDP. Winning tickets will be drawn on Saturday, October 26th, the day of the Carbondale Halloween Fest.  View our flyer with a complete list of prizes.

Fundraising Campaign Launch – Join the members of the board of Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks at Parrish Park on Monday, October 7, 2019 at 4:30pm. We will uncover the banner announcing the site of Carbondale’s first public dog park. The public is welcome and can bring their dog along to this short event.

Open House — The Board invites everyone to an Open House on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 from 7pm-8:30pm at The Design Center at 121 S. Illinois Ave. Come hear the progress on Carbondale’s first public dog park. The Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks board will discuss site and fundraising plans. Light refreshments provided. Meet the board members. Look at the design of the dog park. Buy raffle tickets. Friends of Carbondale Dog Parks is a 501(c)3 Tax Exempt organization.

Farmers’ Market of Carbondale – Look for our information booth at the Farmers’ Market on some Saturdays.  The market runs from 8am to noon at the WestTown shopping mall.  Next scheduled date:  October 19, 2019.

Raffle Drawing – The Lucky Dog Raffle drawing will happen on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at LongBranch Cafe’ & Bakery.  From 3pm-4pm, the FCDP board will hold a gathering on the outdoor deck with a special Lucky Dog Dessert and dog themed non-alcoholic drinks.  Candy Davis and Marty Merrill will be providing music.

Carbondale Park District Board Meetings – As we work toward building our first public dog park, the Carbondale Park District may include our activities on their agenda when they meet.  Visit to find out more about when they meet.

Alternative Gift Fair 2019 – Look for us at the Alternative Gift Fair again this year!  We will probably have more dog biscuits and snuffle mats for sale.