K9 Water Festivals
​​Puppy Play!

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Saturday and Sunday, October 1-2, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (small dog water park session from 8 to 8:50 a.m.)

Quiet Waters Park, 401 S. Powerline Rd., Deerfield Beach, FL 33442; 954-357-5100

Fees: $6.50/dog (plus sales tax) per 50-minute session or $5/dog (plus sales tax) for current dog park passholders, plus the park's regular weekend gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free).

It's the event your pooch has been waiting for all year -- Barktoberfest! This year's activities include 50-minute splash time sessions, doggie market place, doggie costume contest, adoptions, and rescue and nonprofit group displays. Water park sessions begin on the hour and all dogs are limited to two sessions per day. You'll need to accompany your pooch into Splash Adventure but you won't be allowed in the water. Dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination with documentation showing the expiration date or administered date, and a County license tag. Dogs must be sociable and well behaved. All dogs must be off leash when inside the water playground. Small-dog sessions (under 25 pounds) will be held from 8 to 8:50 a.m.​

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Saturdays and Sundays, October 8 & 9, 15 & 16, and 22 & 23, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.​

T.Y. (Topeekeegee Yugnee) Park, 3300 N. Park Rd., Hollywood, FL 33021; 954-357-8811

Fees: $5/dog (plus sales tax), plus the park's weekend gate entrance fee of $1.50/person (children 5 and under free)

It's that time of the year when you can treat your pooch to some time at Castaway Island water park. Dogs can swim and splash during 50-minute sessions. There will be a designated small-dog area (25 pounds and under) for all sessions, which start on the hour from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. You'll need to accompany your pet into Castaway Island but you won't be able to go in the water. Dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccination with documentation showing the expiration date or administered date, and a County license tag. Dogs must be sociable and well behaved. All dogs must be off leash when inside the water playground.