Free treats for you and your pup provided

Love dogs? Love parks? Well now you can combine both of your loves - with other like-minded people - at the second annual Paws in the Park Dog Walk series!

Presented by Friends of Metro Parks, the series kicks off on Aug. 3 at Highbanks Metro Park in Lewis Center. The next two hikes will be Aug. 10 at Three Creeks and Aug. 17 at Blendon Woods. The series will finish on Aug. 24 in conjunction with the annual WAG! Festival at Prairie Oaks Metro Park.

Each walk is free and will be led by a Metro Parks Naturalist. Treats for you and your four-legged friend will be provided by Giant Eagle. Walks begin at 9 a.m. and will last approximately one hour. For more information on the series, visit www.metroparksfriends.org.

-Evan Matsumoto