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ends of Mountwood Park is a non profit 501(c)3 membership organization for people who love the Park and are interested in improving and preserving it.The Friends work with the staff on a variety of projects,Our meetings are the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Stiles Administration Building in the Park.Come and join us! Membership can be achieved with volunteer hours or by donation. See our membership application for details.

  Join the
 Friends of Mountwood Park
Our meeting will be September 24, 6:30pm at the Stiles Administration building .

Time to sign up for Woof Fest 2015
  Vendor application click here
  Woof Fest October 4, 2015
Pet Vendors, Pet Pageant
Miss Woof Fest Pageant
Pet Activities

Pageant Application click here

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The Museum will be open starting May 2 each Saturday and Sunday from 1-4 through Volcano Days the last week end in September. Join us at Volcano Days for wagon rides to the Stiles Mansion Site. TIckets will be on sale at the Visitors Center for $5.00 for adults ans A$3.00 for Children, the rides leave the Administration building parking lot on Saturday at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. and on Sunday at 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Limited seating so get your tickets early.

This year our Woof Fest Schedule will be:

 `12:00 Opening Ceremonies
12:05 Dog Owner Look Alike( $2.00 entry)
12:30 Cutest Trick ($2.00 entry fee)
12:45 Tailwagger Contest ( $2.00 entry)
1:00 Miss Woof Fest Coronation
2:00 Blessing of the Animals
2:00 All donations for HSOP and HSOV
must be turned in by 2:00
2:15 annoucement of donation winner
2:30 Pet Pageant ( entry $10.00)
3:30 Costume Contest ( $2.00 entry)
Prettiest and Scariest
4:00 Announcements of winners
raffles  and drawlings

Visit with our vendors

Rubin's Deli
Boxers, Bed, and Biscuits
Lily of the Valley Elite
Mountwood Marina
Pet "Supplies" Plus

Therapy Dogs
Buckeye Dock Dogs
Bobbing for Hot Dogs
Raffles and Contests
Face Painting



Dog Park will remain open all winter, but water is shut of to prevent Freezing
There was vandalism to the restroom at the Shelter #1 Dog Park area so the water will be off until repairs can be made. 

Thanks to all who helped at the Dog Park Leaf clean up.

During Volcano Days 2014
September 26,27,and28
  Wagon rides a great success!
Thank you for participating


New this Summer!!
Mountwood Adventure Camp
Hope to get a grant for next summer
                          was a huge success!


The water is on in the Dog Park
come join us there .

 We want to thank all who joined us
    for our Wagon Rides , they were all filled.
   We are making arrangements for
   more accomodations next year.

        Woof Fest  activities included a       Poker  Walk,Blessing of the Animals, Dockdogs, Costume contest prizes for   the scariest and prettiest, tailwaggin       contests, Dog owner look alike ,         vendors raffles , and much more.


Thanks to all who participated this years festival was bigger and better.

                 THANKS TO ALL WHO                     


                 MADE OUR  2013 DIG
                      A BIG SUCCESS 

            There will not be a dig in 2014,
we hope to resume our digs next year 2015. 


                     A stone floor and a knife / tool were uncovered.

Our Sponsors:  West Virginina Humanities Council
                 Parkersburg Area Community Foundation
                             Wood County Commission
              Wood County Historical Landmarks Commission
                     Thanks you for making this possible


                                           Our upcoming events
              Volcano Days  September 27 & 28
        Historical Wagon Rides to the Mansion Site
                      Buy Tickets at the Museum

                Woof Fest 1st Sunday in October
                     Dog Carnival and Pageant
                                   Visitor's Center /Museum
                     Friday,Saturday and Sunday


              The 2013 Miss Woof Fest Pageant


                         Congratulations Girls !

                    Here are last years winners

                  Miss Woof Fest Pageant
                              2012   Winners

       Little Miss Woof Fest and Jr Miss Woof Fest Pageant
    Winners Little Miss Lyanna Smith runner up Audrey Sprout

         Jr Miss Shayla Bartlett with runner up Rachelle White


                                   2012 Woof Fest List of Winners                                                    Raffles and Door Prizes

                                                Large 31 Tote full of items

                                                  Won By Vickie Thurston

                                                       Other winners

                                                        Angela Elms
                                                       Bobette Grimm

                                                         Scott Martin
                                                       Jean Ambrose
                                                       Wendi Williams
                                                       Loni Jakubowski
                                                           Marlin Mull
                                                        Jaimie Kupfner
                                                        Sharon Burton
                                                         Lilly Skinner
                                                         Mary Zimmer
                                                         Paige Batten
                                                         Laura Hogue
                                                          Jill Collins

                                        Contest Winners

                                            Best tailwagger--  Short tails

1st Valarie Barnhart and Charlie
2nd Cami Knupp and Gracie

                                               Best tailwagger--Long tails

1st Jansen and Maggie Mae
2nd Karen Pugh and Tally

                                               Dog and Owner Look Alike

                                                 1st Jansen and Layla Marie
                                                    2nd Kenzie and Winston


                                                  1st Laura Hogue and Tiki
                                            2nd Braydon Riser and Karmen


                                                   1st Laura Hogue and Tiki
                                               2nd Debbie Marshall and Jazzie


                                             1st Crystal Love and Cutie Patootie
                                                 2nd Autum Van Camp and Lola

                                                           Most Original
                                             1st Jennifer Seaman and Gunner
                                                 2nd Peggy Ruble and Elvis

                     A big thank you to all who attended

                           our vendors and sponsors

                         for making the event possible

                                                    Visit Our Dog Park
                                 21,000 sq ft of fenced play area

                                  Benches and pick up stations 

                                    Water is now turned off!!


                            Rebecca Rhodes

                           Miss Volcano 2013


                                    Come Visit Our New Facebook Page
                                The Friends of Mountwood Park
                              Select Like and help us with our Page



              Come and walk our new Nature Trails
                                    One is .4miles in length
           Beginning above the Handicap fishing  dock
                                  it is part of the Taitt Trail.

                 The other is at our Campground

                       It begins near campsite 45
         it consists of a short trail and a longer one
                            the choice is yours
                     both have interpretive signs    


                                     Archery Range is now Open 
                         22  3-D Rinehart Targets in a wooded setting.                                                                                             

                                              Red Arrow of Mountwood

                       We Now have 2 Certified Archery Instructors

                                                       Click here for details



                               Join The Friends of Mountwood Park

We are always looking for new Friends.
                                      It is easy and Fun

Click here for an application

                                                  Our doors are always open.

                                          Call (304) 679-3914  for details.

                                             The Friends of Mountwood Park, Inc
                                                                 P.O.Box 2094
                                                            Parkersburg, WV 26102