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Posted on: August 3, 2022

Dog swims set for Aug. 11 and 15

Golden retrievers in pool during Dog Swim

TOPEKA, KAN. – The ever-popular season-ending dog swims are set for Aug. 11 at Blaisdell Family Aquatic Center and Aug. 15 at Shawnee North Family Aquatic Center. The events run from 5-7 p.m. The cost is $5 per dog and all dogs must be vaccinated and under the control of their owners.

The Dog Swim is especially popular with dog owners, some of whom bring toys to toss in the water for their dogs to retrieve while others with smaller dogs remain in the shallow area of the aquatic center. The event is a spectacle with the large variety of dogs, their interactions with their owners and their interactions with other dogs.

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Shawnee County Parks + Recreation includes nearly 60 miles of trails, 2,696 acres of parks and 320 annual days of sporting activities. In addition, the department offers recreation programs, educational programs and golf. A combination of tax dollars, user fees and private donations enables Shawnee County Parks and Recreation to offer parks, sporting and aquatic facilities with state-of-the art features, and beautiful, nationally recognized gardens.

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