It may be fun, it may educational, it may be fundraising … but whatever it is, my friends at the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society will be raising my profile and telling folks about my story and my unique park.

Smooch Your Pooch is back!

See us at Canada Day from 10- 4 at the Meaford Harbourfront


at Meaford’s 3rd ANNUAL SUMMERFEST (Sat. Aug. 3) in downtown Meaford. 

Find our booths beside TD Bank on Nelson Street across from Meaford Summerfest event.

We’ll be clicking pics for Joe – to help spread mirth and show all your kindness to animals!  

Check out our second booth with lots of merch – jigsaw puzzles (with scenes from Beautiful Joe Park!)  books, bandanas and more!


Book a Private Tour of Beautiful Joe Park

We’re proud of our park and want to tell you or your group all about it! Take a walk with an expert from the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society

Learn about ….

  • the story of Beautiful Joe, his rescue and how he became famous
  • the remarkable story-teller and author of 24 books
  • how the park came to be and who made it happen
  • the further vision of the park and how you can help

Anecdotes keep the presentation entertaining – all while enjoying the beauty and tranquility of this special place that celebrates the animal / human bond.

Contact to arrange your tour.   Groups of up to 40 people can be accommodated with advance  notice. 

Once inside the park, our walking trail is level with several benches throughout. A picnic pavilion is onsite.

Sunny Sunday Tours

will be back in 2024

If it’s Sunny & it’s a Sunday in July or August, come to this shady park between noon and 2 p.m. and join an expert from the Beautiful Joe Heritage Society for a walking tour of this unique place.  Learn about our famous dog, the author that made him famous and how the park developed into what it is today.  Sunday tours are approximately 1/2 hour in duration with many anecdotes.

Interested in a  private or group tour with us at another time? 

Contact us  Private tours are available throughout the year.  Groups of up to 40 people can be accommodated with advance  notice.

Beautiful Joe’s ANNUAL

Pooch Pool Party

Sunday, Sept. 1, 2024

It’s happening again – the Blue Dolphin Pool goes to the dogs! 

Time & details forthcoming, but save the date!

 Sorry – no people in the pool.  Spectators welcome.

Doggie life vests recommended

Floaty toys provided.  Contests / competitions

Celebrate the Animal / Human Bond! #CutePetTuesdays

Social Media Campaign

Have you sent your pet’s picture to us?

Your pet wants to help spread Joe’s story and news of his park!   Send your favourite pet pics – whether it’s cats, dogs, horses, rabbits – whatever your pet is, and wherever they live –  they are welcome to enter. 

Submit:  your favourite pic along with pet’s name and hometown to

Check every Tuesday on Facebook and Instagram to see if your pet is there!  Your pet’s entry stays in the draw for 120 days.