The dog days of summer may be long gone by October, but you can still pamper your pooches during the lingering heat of a South Florida fall by letting them frolic at a water park on dogs-only days. The two K9 Water Festivals will be held at Castaway Island at T.Y. Park in Hollywood.
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 5 p.m. The park's regular weekend and holiday gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free) will be in effect for these events.There will be a designated area for dogs weighing 25 pounds or less for all sessions. Donations of dog and cat food, treats, blankets, and toys will be accepted on behalf of the homeless animals at Broward County shelters.
A few rules apply: All dogs must be off leash when inside the facility and must be sociable and well behaved. Proof of current rabies vaccination and County license tag are required. Other than lifeguards, no humans will be allowed inside the water playgrounds. Finally, dogs are limited to no more than two sessions per day, and dogs must be at least 4 months of age to participate.