DPR To Host Third Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on September 10

by Prince Of Petworth September 1, 2011 at 12:30 pm 5 Comments

Photo by PoPville flickr user Wayan Vota

Yesterday, a reader asked if DPR was going to be hosting a doggie day swim when the pools close after Labor Day weekend. Via tweet, DCDPR shares the good news that this year’s doggie swim will be at:

Francis (2435 N Street, NW) Upshur and Banneker (2500 Georgia Avenue, NW) pools on September 10th from 12-4.”

DCDPR updates with a press release:

The DC Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) will partner with the Department of Health (DOH) to host their 3rd Annual DPR Doggie Day Swim on Saturday, September 10, from 12 noon to 4 pm at the Upshur Pool, 4300 Arkansas Avenue, NW, and Banneker Pool, 2500 Georgia Avenue, NW. With the end of the outdoor swimming season, this annual event provides dogs with a one day opportunity to enjoy a swim and play games. DOH will be on location to monitor the health and safety of the pets and their owners. They will also provide outreach and education regarding pet vaccinations, dog licenses and dog park licenses.

Admission is free to DC residents and their dogs. Attendance the day of the event will be based on capacity at the time of arrival. During the Doggie Day Swim, there will be limits to the number of dogs in the pool area at one time; 75 dogs at Upshur Pool, and 150 dogs at Banneker Pool.

To maintain order at each of the pools, dog owners are asked to follow these rules:

Dog handlers must be 16 years of age or older
Dog handlers cannot swim or enter the pool with their dogs
Dogs must be sociable and remain leashed while on the pool deck
All dogs must wear current DC dog license
All dogs must be current on vaccinations including rabies

The event is subject to favorable weather conditions. DPR staff may cancel the event if the weather does not allow for safe pool conditions.

If anyone goes – take some photos for me!


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