The swimming lagoon at
Spring Lake Regional Park turns into an off-leash dog park for four days in September. Well-behaved dogs are invited to swim in the lagoon and romp on the beach Sept. 18-19 and Sept. 24-25. Visitors are reminded that the Swimming
free of blue-green algae, which has been present at the Russian
River. The lagoon is slightly chlorinated and filtered to ensure safe
water for the dogs.
This event is sponsored by the Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation, which requests donations of $5 per dog for Regional Parks’ members and $7 per dog for non-members. All proceeds benefit the Foundation, which supports Regional Parks’ programs and operations.
Look for the "big splash" on Sunday, Sept. 18, when raffle tickets will be available, with plenty of dog goodies for prizes. Tickets are $3 each or 10 for $20. There will also be a silent auction and the first 200 dogs will get some free treats and toys!
Looking for a calmer experience for your and your canine companion? Join us Sept. 19 for "Mellow Monday" when we welcome dogs and their owners who prefer more of a low-key day.
New this year, dog owners can
purchase professional photos of their dogs in action. Award-winning local
photographer Julie Vader will take photos on site at each Water Bark. Photos
will subsequently be for sale online at www.julievader.com, with 50% of photo sales benefiting the Parks Foundation.
Sponsored by Paradise
Pet Resort, AcCounting on Computers, Mary’s Pizza Shack, Green Valley
Consulting Engineers, Sonoma County Waste Management Agency, Alderbrook Pet
Hospital and Unleashed by Petco.