Dog Swim Days 2016 – Swimming Pools Go to the Dogs

During the dog days of summer dog swim days are held at public swimming pools and water parks across the country, usually as the pools are closing for the summer and before they’re drained. Dog Swim Days are the one time of the year when dogs are welcomed to dog paddle, fetch and play in the pool.



Mountain Home, AR
Dog Pool Party
August 14, 2016
Mountain Home Swimming Pool


Cameron Park, CA
Pooch Plunge and Laps at the Lake
August 13, 2016
Cameron Park Lake Lagoon


Santa Rosa, CA
Spring Lake Water Bark
Sept. 18, 19, 24, and 25, 2016
Spring Lake Regional Swimming Lagoon


Arvada, CO
Dog Swim Day
August 14, 2016 at two outdoor swimming pools – Lake Arbor and Seacrest

Aspen, CO
Doggie Day at the ARC
September 3, 2016
Aspen Recreation Center

Boulder, CO
Dog Dayz
September 19, 2016 through October 2, 2016
Scott Carpenter Park Pool

Greeley, CO
Discovery Bay’s Doggie Day
August 27, 2016
Discovery Bay Waterpark

Longmont, CO
Dog Swims at Roosevelt Pool
August 16, 2016
Roosevelt Activity Pool

Denver, CO
Dog Daze at F-15 Pool
September 10, 2016
F-15 Pool

Parker, CO
Barker Days
September 10, 2016
H2O’Brien Pool




Rocky Hill, CT
Dog Day at the Pool
August 23, 2016
Elm Ridge Outdoor Pool

Wethersfield, CT
Annual Dog Swim
August 20, 2016
Mill Woods Swim Pond


Coral Gables, FL
Paws in the Pool
October 2, 2016
Venetian Pool

Deerfield Beach, FL
K9 Water Festival
October 8 and 9, 2016
Quiet Waters Park

Hollywood, FL
K9 Water Festival
October 1 and 2; October 15 and 16, 2016
Castaway Island Water Park

Roya Palm Beach, FL
Waggin’ at the Waterpark
October 1, 2016
Calypso Bay Waterpark

St. Petersburg FL
Dog Swim Day Fossil Park
August 13, 2016
Fossil Park Pool
St. Petersburg Parks & Recreation

Tampa, FL
Annual Doggie Paddle
Early November 2016
Copeland Pool



Pine Mountain, GA
Dog Splash & Luau at the Liberty Bell Pool
September 10, 2016
F.D. Roosevelt State Park


Lava Hot Springs, ID
6th Annual Dogapoolooza – Open Swim for Dogs
September 10, 2016
Olympic Swimming Complex

Nampa, ID
9th Annual Pooch Party Stoll & Splash
August 27, 2016
Lakeview Park


Rochelle, IL
Pooch Plunge
August 18, 2016
Spring Lake Pool

Rockford, IL
Dog Days of Summer
August 13, 2016
Northeast Family YMCA


Franklin, IN
Doggie Pool Day
September 10, 2016
Franklin Family Aquatic Center

Jeffersonville, IN
Pooch Plunge
September 10, 2016
Jeffersonville Aquatic Center



Ankeny, IA
Pooch Paddle Dog Swim
August 25, 2016
Prairie Ridge Aquatic Center

Des Moines, IA
Doggie Dive
August 21, 2016
Aquatic Center and Pool

Dubuque, IA
Doggie Dip
August 14, 2016 at Sutton Pool
August 27, 2016 at Flora Pool

Marshalltown, IA
6th Annual Dog Days of Summer Doggie Dip
August 15 and August 16, 2016
Marshalltown Aquatic Center

Norwalk, IA
We Have Gone to the Dogs (Dog Swim)
August 24, 2016
Norwalk Aquatic Center


Hays, KS
Dog Swim
August 20, 2016
Hays Aquatic Park

Lawrence, KS
Pooch Plunge
September 6, 2016
Outdoor Aquatic Center

Lenexa, KS
Tails on the Trails Dog Swim
August 13, 2016
Ad Astra Pool

Pittsburgh, KS
10th Annual Dog Swim
August 22, 2016
The Pittsburgh Aquatic Center



Lexington, KY
Doggie Paddle
September 10, 2016
Woodland Aquatic Center

Louisville, KY
3rd Annual Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Calypso Cove Aquatic Facility

Winchester, KY
Dog Swim
August 6, 2016
College Park Gym, 15 Wheeler Ave.



Troy, MI
Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Troy Family Aquatic Center

West Bloomfield, MI
Pooch Plunge
August 27, 2016
Family Aquatic Center

Ypsilanti, MI
Annual Dog Swim
September 10 and September 11, 2016
Rolling Hills Water Park


Chevy Chase, MD
Annual Dog Swim
End of Summer
Somerset Pool

Ocean Pines, MD
Doggie Swim
September 10, 2016
Mumford’s Landing Pool


Northfield, MN
Dog Swim
September 2 and September 3, 2016
Old Memorial Pool


Starkville, MS
6th Annual Dog Paddle
August 6, 2016
Moncrief Park Pool


Cape Girardeau, MO
Doggy Swim Day
September 25, 2016
Cape Splash Family Aquatics Center

Columbia, MO
Pooch Plunge
September 2, 2016
Albert-Oakland Family Aquatic Center

Ellisville, MO
Pooch Plunges
September 8 and September 10, 2016
EDGE Aquatic Center

Kansas City, MO
Dippin’ Dogs & The Springs
September 10, 2016
Springs Aquatic Center

Kirkwood, MO
Dog Pool Parties
September 6, 5:00-7:00 p.m. (all dogs)
September 8, 5:30 to 6:00 p.m. for dogs 25 pounds and smaller; 6:00-7:30 p.m. for all dogs.
The Kirkwood Aquatic Center

O’Fallon, MO
Pool Paws Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Alligator’s Creek Aquatic Center

St. Charles MO
Dog Swim
August 8, 2016 or August 11, 2016
McNair Aquatic Center


Lincoln, NE
Dog Splash 2016
August 21, 2016
Star City Shores

Omaha, NE
Doggie Dips 2016
August 7, 2016 at Lee Valley Pool
August 10, 2016 at Cryer Pool
August 14, 2016 at Gallagher Pool


Wildwood, NJ
Morey’s Piers “Gone to the Dogs”
September 11, 2016
Raging Waters Water Park at Morey’s Piers


Avon Lake, OH
11th Annual “Big Splash” Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Avon Lake Municipal Pool

Bellefontaine, OH
Dog Day at the Pool
August 14, 2016
Hoffman Municipal Pool

Brook Park, OH
Annual Dog Swim
August 20, 216
Alice M. Hassing Waterpark

Hinckley Township, OH
Dog Paddle and Pet-A-Palooza
August 28, 2016
Cleveland Metroparks Ledge Pool

Independence, OH
Dog Swim & Fun Day
September 10, 2016
Independence Outdoor Pool

Lakewood, OH
2016 Lakewood Dog Swim
September 6, 2016
Foster Pool at Lakewood Park

Mason, OH
Dog Day
September 11, 2016
The Beach Waterpark

Shaker Heights, OH
Doggie Dip
September 10, 2016
Thornton Pool

Willowwick, OH
Dog Dayz Swim at Manry Pool
August 17, 2016
Manry Pool


Broken Arrow, OK
Pooch Plunge
August 14, 2016
Nienhuis Aquatic Facility

Stillwater, OK
4th Annual Pooches in the Pool
August 14, 2016
City of Stillwater Municipal Pool


Allentown, PA
Doggie Dips
August 27, 2016 at Mack Pool
September 7, 2016 at Jordan Pool

Boyertown, PA
6th Annual Yip & Dip Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
The Boyertown Community Pool

Elysburg, PA
Doggie Dive
September 11, 2016
Knoebels Amusement Resort

Finleyville, PA
5th Annual Labor Day Dog Swim
September 5, 2016
Mineral Beach

State College, PA
Aqua-Dog Day
September 11, 2016
Park Forest Pool


Waynesboro, PA
7th Annual Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Northside Pool


Charleston, SC
Dog Day Afternoon
September 10, 2016 – Splash Island Waterpark at Palmetto Islands County Park
September 11, 2016 – Whirlin’ Waters Adventure Park at North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

Greenville, SC
Doggie Pool Party
September 17, 2016
Greenville Community Pool

Greenville, SC
Waggin’ at the Waterpark – Otter Creek
September 24, 2016
Otter Creek Waterpark

Simpsonville, SC
Waggin’ at the Waterpark – Discovery Island
September 10, 2016
Discovery Island Waterpark


Sioux Falls, SD
Check website for date
Laurel Oak and Terrace Park Family Aquatic Centers

Spearfish, SD
Doggie Swim
September 6, 2016
Spearfish Rec & Aquatic Center


Bedford, TX
Dog Splash /2K-nine
September 10, 2016
Bedford Splash Family Aquatic Center

Cedar Hill, TX
Paws in the Pool-ooza
August 13, 2016
Crawford Park Pool

El Paso, TX
8th Annual Dog Day Swimming
September 10 and September 11, 2016
Nations Tobin Aquatic Center

North Richland Hills, TX
Doggie Beach Bash
September 24, 2016
NRH2O Family Water Park

Garland, TX
11th Annual Dog-A-Pooloza
August 20, 2016
Holford Community Pool


Garland, TX
Wags and Waves
September 10, 2016
Hawaiian Falls Waterpark

Grapevine, TX
Doggie Dive-In
September 10, 2016
Pleasant Glade Pool

Lubbock, TX
K-9 SplashFest
August 14, 2016
Clapp Pool

Mesquite, TX
Doggie Splash Day
August 13, 2016
Vanston Pool

New Braunfels, TX
Doggie Dip Day
September 11, 2016
Landa Park Aquatic Complex

Odessa, TX
2016 Pet Splash
August 7, 2016
Sherwood Aquatic Center

Rowlett, TX
2016 Pooch Plunge
August 14, 2016
Wet Zone



Provo, UT
Puppy Paddle Pool Party
September 3, 2016
Provo Recreation Center

Sandy, UT
Dippin’ Dogs
September 17 and September 24, 2016
Alta Canyon Sports Center


Essex Junction, VT
If I Could Only Paddle Like a Doggy
August 28, 2016
Maple Street Pool


Abingdon, VA
Coomes Center Doggie Swim Day
September 17, 2016
The Coomes Center

Alexandria, VA
Annual Doggie Day Swim
September 16, 2016 for dogs 25 lbs and under – Memorial Pool at Charles Houston Recreation Center
September 17, 2016 for dogs 25 lbs and up – Old Town Pool

Fredericksburg, VA
“Doggone” Pool Party
September 10, 2016
Loriella Park Pool

Harrisonburg, VA
Dog Days Dog Swim
August 28, 2016
Westover Pool

Lovettsville, VA
Loettsville Dog Swim
September 10, 2016
Lovettsville Community Pool

Norfolk, VA
Dogs Gone Swimming 2016
September 17, 2016
Norfolk Fitness & Wellness Center

Williamsburg, VA
Drool in the Pool
September 10, 2016
Chickahominy Riverfront Park


Seattle, WA
Dog Swim
September 25, 2016
Madison Pool

Tacoma, WA
Pooch Pool Party
September 10, 2016
Stewart Heights Pool


Appleton, WI
Doggie Day at the Pool!
August 20, 2016
Mead Pool

Eau Claire, WI
Doggie Swim Fest
September 5, 2016
Fairfax Pool

Menomonie, WI
Dog Swim at Wakanda Water Park
September 3, 2016
Wakanda Water Park

Milwaukee, WI
12th Annual Labor Day Doggy Dip
September 5, 2016
Cool Waters in Greenfield Park


Sheridan, WY
Dog Swim
August 27, 2016
Kendrick Park Pool