First-Ever Doggie Dip at Tomlinson Aqua Park

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Dog swimming in a pool

Unleash your dog for a play date at Tomlinson Aqua Park.  The City of Kingston is holding the first-ever Summer’s End Doggie Dip on Saturday, September 17 – the last day of operation for the pool.

“We wanted to offer owners a chance to have some fun with their dogs at the pool and closing day seemed like a great time to start this annual tradition,” says Lynda Breen, supervisor, recreation programs.

There will be two Doggie Dips times at Tomlinson Aqua Park, 303 York Street:

  • Dogs under 30 pounds swim from 5-5:45 p.m.
  • Dogs 31 pounds or more swim from 6-6:45 p.m.
  • You must register your dog to participate ahead of time at CityofKingston.ca/eCity.

Please be prepared to meet the requirements and follow these rules aimed at keeping all participants happy and safe:


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  • The Doggie Dip costs $8 a dog and only people-and-dog-friendly dogs are permitted.
  • There’s a two dog per person limit – and also a two person per dog limit.
  • Children under 13 are not permitted to this event and all human participants must sign a waiver.
  • You need to provide proof your pet is licensed and vaccinated for Rabies and Bordatella.
  • Dogs must enter through the patio gate entrance and are not permitted in the change rooms.
  • You must have a leash with you and you are responsible for supervising your dog in and out of the water.

– You may wade into the water up to your knees, but you may not swim with the dogs.

– No dog toys are permitted.

Remember to pack dog waste bags, sunscreen and a water bottle, too.

Tell your friends they can find information on the Doggie Dip at CityofKingston.ca/FeatureEvents.


Release source: City of Kingston
Top photo: Wikimedia Commons / O.G. (cc)