DATE: September 23, 2013
MEDIA CONTACT: Michael Mills
WHAT: BROWARD COUNTY, Fla. – Broward County Parks and Recreation presents the popular K9 Water Festivals, for dogs ages 4 months and up, at the water parks at two regional parks: Castaway Island at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park (October 5 and 6 and 12 and 13), and Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park (October 19 and 20). Admission is $5 per dog per 50-minute session (plus applicable Florida sales tax), with sessions beginning on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. (the 4 p.m. session is for small dogs only – 25 pounds and under).
Dogs will be off leashes and free to play in the water parks. Balls and Frisbees will be provided; no outside toys or dog food/treats will be permitted. Lifeguards will be on duty. All dogs must be up to date on all vaccinations and have proof of current rabies vaccination. Dogs who are not sociable and well-behaved will be asked to leave. No people will be allowed in the water with the dogs. Food and beverages, including doggie ice cream, will be available for purchase.
Donations will be accepted for the homeless animals at Broward County animal shelters. All donations are 100 percent tax-deductible. The money is used to purchase much-needed medicine, support the foster program, increase adoptions, and purchase animal equipment and supplies. Donations of new and gently used supplies (dog beds, towels, collars, leashes, canned food, treats, etc.) are also accepted.
WHERE: Castaway Island at T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park
3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood; 954-357-8811
Splash Adventure at Quiet Waters Park
401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach; 954-357-5100
WHEN: Saturdays and Sundays, 9 a.m.-4:50 p.m.
October 5-6 and 12-13 (Castaway Island)
October 19-20 (Splash Adventure)
WHO: For dogs ages 4 months and up.
HOW: $5/dog per 50-minute session; sessions start on the hour, with the 4 p.m. session limited to small dogs (25 pounds or less) only. The parks’ regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will also be in effect.
For further information, call Quiet Waters at 954-357-5100 or T.Y. at 954-357-8811.
Founded in February 1956 and accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies, Broward County Parks and Recreation Division manages almost 6,500 acres, encompassing nearly 50 regional parks and nature centers, neighborhood parks, and natural areas at various stages of development. Facilities include water parks, campgrounds, a target range, a stadium, a skate park, an observatory, mountain bike trails, an educational farm with stables, and a velodrome and other sports facilities. Hours and fees vary by location. For more information, visit broward.org/parks.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations in order to participate in programs, services, and activities must contact the Special Populations Section at 954-357-8170 or TTY 954-537-2844 at least five (5) business days prior to the scheduled meeting or event.