Dog Days of Summer – Broward County

Lorea Thomson
Posted by Lorea Thomson
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Published in Animals & Pets

As the dog days of summer wind down and the kids are back at school, it’s the perfect opportunity to allow furry family members to have a special pool, and play day. Not much further south in Broward County there are two splashy water play parks, which are going to the dogs. Both pool parks are normally people-only. For the K-9 events, proof of rabies vaccine and license tag is required. Dogs need to be well-behaved and off-leash.

K9 Water Festivals: 

The K9 Water Festivals are planned for 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on the following dates: October 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, and 23, at T.Y. Park, 3300 N. Park Road., Hollywood. The Seminole Indian name of this 138.6-acre urban park, Topeekeegee Yugnee, means "meeting or gathering place," appropriate for a park known for its shady picnic areas in Broward County. Playtime is in 50-minute increments.

K9 Water Festival Fees:

- $ 1.50 weekend park entry free for ages 6 and older

- $5 per dog for the water park, which includes a pool and water playground

For more information on the K9 Water Festival please call 954-357-8811. For playtime reserved for smaller dogs, inquire with the park.


Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield Beach is called “Barktoberfest”. Barktoberfest is 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on October 1 and 2, 2022. Quiet Waters Park is located at 401 South Powerline Road, in Deerfield Beach.   For more information on Barktoberfest please call 954-357-5100. 

Barktoberfest Fees:

$1.50 weekend park entry free for ages 6 and older

$6.50 per dog in Splash Adventure water playground

$5 per dog for people with eligible season vouchers for Woofing Waters Dog Park at Quiet Waters Park


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