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  • Rain or Shine
  • Not open to the general public – this event is for GPRA adopters, volunteers and supporters
  • Pyr and Pyr mixes only

Gentle Giants in the Park is once again returning for 2024. This year represents our eleventh Gentle Giants in the Park, as well as our 14th anniversary, and will be held on Saturday April 27th from 2:30 to 5:00 PM at Pickneyville Park (see Events page for location). Gentle Giants in the Park is GPRA’s big THANK YOU to all our adopters, volunteers and supporters who have made GPRA such a giant success. The event is pure fun and, to our knowledge, is the largest congregation of Great Pyrenees in the history of the world. We are shooting for 200 PYRS and 400+ humans.

We will have food, games, vet consultation, photo booth and much more. We will also have a silent auction, discounted GPRA T- shirts and other merchandise for sale. Every family needs to experience being a part of 200 well behaved polar bears gathered for our famous group picture.

If you have any tickets, gift cards, dog items or anything else our group might enjoy please email us at

We are looking for volunteers to help with set-up, clean-up, registration, merchandise table, etc. Please visit our Sign Up link to help out.

GPRA is an all volunteer non profit and virtually all our funds go toward the medical treatment of our dogs. We are at almost 2,700 rescues and our average cost per rescue is about $1,700.

If you have any questions please contact us at