2022 - Dogs in the Park

2022 - Dogs in the Park

The City of Palmdale’s Public Art program has selected a poem by Lancaster resident Linda Terry as this year's winning entry in the City's “Walk on Words” poetry contest. The unveiling ceremony was held on Saturday, June 25 at Yellen Dog Park.

As part of the City’s Public Art program, entrants were asked to submit original compositions with the theme of “Dogs in the Park” that were no more than 8 lines long, including title, with a maximum of 25 characters per line, including spaces.

"Yellen Dog Park is a perfect place for this year’s Walk on Words winning poem," said Palmdale Mayor Steve Hofbauer. "This year we wanted to capture the importance our pets play in our lives, and now all who come to Yellen Dog Park will be able to see the winning poem in concrete every time they visit with their furry friends.”

The winning poem:Walk on Words Poetry Winner Linda Terry 2022

My Dog Park
Come to my dog park
And you will see
No better place to be
I have no leash
I am free
To run and jump
To just be me

Honorable Mention

Diana Holiday, Randy Bass, Kyra Sundance, Barbara Summey, Jacoby Wilkerson, Gisell Sierra, and Sandi Kelly.