OctoberfestSaturday, October 28, 2017
11:30 am to 3:00 pm

Join the PWDCNC for Lunch at Ed Levin Park
Sandy Wool Site
Milpitas, CA  95035

Come to Ed Levin Park in Milpitas and spend the afternoon with your PWD and celebrate Oktoberfest the PWD way!  We’ll have lunch, Bay Area Photographer Tonya Perme, games, prizes, lots of fun and each dog gets a special toy.

oktoberfest-2016-photoday-pwdHave Your Photo Taken with your PWD and Get it In Time for the Holidays!

Acclaimed Bay Area Photographer, Tonya Perme will be on site to take your dog’s photo.

Photo sittings will be 15 minutes each and will be by appointment from 11:30 to 4:00. The cost is $40.00.

The sitting includes one 4×6 print or digital file of your choice (you will be given a credit to order from the online proof gallery).  Tonya will shoot as much variety as possible (sitting can include more than one subject, holiday props that you bring, and you can be included in the photo!  Photos will be posted in an online proof gallery that will include 5-15 images for you to choose from.  Additional images available for purchase (prints, canvas wraps, digital files, and greeting cards) will be in the online proof gallery.

To book and pre-pay for a sitting, CLICK HERE!

Try to win prizes playing one of our many exciting (and funny) games!

  • Best Dog Trick (stupid, funny . . . )
  • Best Costume
  • Tackiest Costume
  • Musical Mats
  • What Will my Dog Eat?

Lunch Will be Provided by the PWDCNC!

The club will provide German pretzels, German sausages, veggie burgers, condiments, water, utensils, plates, napkins, and cups.

Please bring to share:

  • A-M—Side Dishes or Salads (green, pasta fruit, etc.)
  • N-Z—Desserts (no ice cream, please)

Arrive NO LATER THAN 12:00 noon with your food to share.  Lunch will be served at approximately 12:00 to 12:30.

Big raffle, no cost to you! Two winning prizes: Free sitting and photo package from Tonya Perme Photography for that same day. Raffle winners will be announced during a very short general membership meeting before we start to eat lunch.

RSVP by Tuesday, September 24 to let us know that you are coming and how many sausages and/or veggie burgers you would like.

Just fill out the short form below and click the SUBMIT button!

If you decide to come at the last minute, please RSVP directly to Ann GaskellALL ARE WELCOME!

Suggested Items to Bring

Crate for your dog.  Water for your dog, food for you if you do not want sausages or a veggie burger, drinks for you (water will be provided by the club), food for your dog (if needed), toys, leash, poop bags, treats for your dog.  And whatever you need to have a super time!

Dogs must be on leash or crated.  Off leash dogs are not allowed in the park except in the special dog park located near our site.

Alcohol is allowed at Ed Levin County Park.  Please bring your favorite alcoholic beverage if you desire.

Rain or shine, come on out and join us.  We will be under a beautiful covered pavilion with barbecues, surrounded by grass, next to a lake, close to parking with sidewalks and easy access for all.

Ed Lenin County Park—Sandy Wool Site
3100 Calaveras Road
Milpitas, CA  95035


There is a $6.00 park entrance fee per car.

Questions?  Contact Ann Gaskell at ann.gaskell[email protected]

IMPORTANT:  See detailed directions below!


The address the Santa Clara County Parks gives is misleading.

Here is the link to the map of the park where our site is located;


You can also google City of Milpitas Dog Park at Ed Levin and get the correct directions to our picnic site.

Pay the $6.00 Entrance Fee at the ranger station on Downing Road.

There is no cell phone service there so you won’t be able to reach me.

How to Get There

Traveling on either Interstate 680 or 880, take the Calaveras Road exit in Milpitas. Drive east towards the foothills along Calaveras Road. Calaveras Road passes through the southern portion of Ed Levin Park. There are two main use areas in the park. The Sandy Wool Lake area is located north of Calaveras Road and the Spring Valley Pond area is located south of Calaveras Road. To reach the Sandy Wool Lake area, take a left turn off Calaveras Road onto Downing Road. Travel north along Downing Road to reach Sandy Wool Lake, the hang gliding area and the main trail use areas. To reach the Spring Valley Pond area, continue along Calaveras Road, past Downing Road and turn right into the park area to reach the Ranger station, Visitor Center and Spring Valley Pond. Spring Valley Golf Course parking and Club House is located across Calaveras Road from the Visitor Center.

We are under the covered pavilion at the Sandy Wool Site picnic site, next to Sandy Wool Lake.