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BarktoberFest in Deerfield with water fun for dogs

Water parks in Deerfield and Hollywood that are typically for kids and families are open specifically for dogs at designated K9 Water Festivals, popular with pooches and their people.

At water park events for dogs, some step into the shallow water and stand. Others fly into the water, swim and retrieve floating toys.  Either way, dogs and their families adore it.

Fees for dogs are $5 or $6 per 50-minute increment in the water park.  Weekend park entry fees for people age 6 and older is $1.50. 

Photo: Broward Parks and Recreation

Events for dogs at Broward water parks in 2023 include:

BarktoberFest at Quiet Waters Park, Deerfield Beach

BarktoberFest is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. October 7 & 8 at Quiet Waters Park, 954-357-5100, 401 S. Powerline Road, Deerfield Beach

The event includes fun in the water playground for dogs, pets for adoption from animal rescue organizations and vendors selling pet-related merchandise. 

Fees, excluding taxes, are

  • $1.50 weekend park entry free for people ages 6 and older
  • $6 per dog in Splash Adventure water playground
  • $5 per dog if their family displays eligible season dog park vouchers

Quiet Waters Park in Deerfield.  Photo: Broward Parks & Recreation

TY Park in Hollywood

K9 Water Festivals are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. October 14, 15, 21 & 22  at T.Y. Park, 954-357-8811, 3300 N. Park Road., Hollywood 33021.   A designated area is for small dogs.

Fees, excluding taxes

  • $1.50 weekend park entry free for ages 6 and older
  • $5 per dog for water park, which includes a pool and a shallow water playground

T.Y. Park offers a variety of amenities, including picnic areas and a shady walking path around a lake.

TY Park pool is open for dogs at K9 events. Photo/Broward Parks & Recreation

For the events, proof of rabies vaccine and license tag are required. Dogs need to be well-behaved and off leash.

Playtime is in 50-minute increments. Inquire at the park if they offer playtime reserved for smaller dogs.

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