Tail Waggin’ Good Time at Oakland County Waterparks Annual Dog Swim

Summer’s coming to an end, but that means dogs all over Oakland County will be hoping their owners take them out for a doggy swim at Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s annual dog swim. Waterford Oaks and Red Oaks Waterparks will be open for dogs only on September 8th and 9th, respectively.

Check out our video from previous dog swims to see the water romping and tail-wagging fun that’s in store for your canine kid.

Your day at the doggy waterpark will be broken into sections, based on the weight of your dog. 75 dogs are allowed in the pool during each time slot.

Registration includes waterpark entry, a souvenir for each dog’s human, and entry into the “Best Wet Look” and “Best Swimsuit” contests.

Registration forms must be filled out for both Waterford Oaks Waterpark and Red Oaks Waterparks. All owners must show a valid Michigan Dog License and proof of vaccinations at the time of the event. Pre-registration is $10. Mailed Registration must be postmarked by August 31st, while emailed and phone credit card registrations are accepted through Sept. 4th at noon. On-site registration is $15 and based on space availability.

Waterford Oaks Waterpark Dog Swim: Saturday, September 8th  – Registration Form

1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford
Dogs 70 lbs. and over – 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Dogs 31-69 lbs. – 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Dogs 30 lbs. and under –  2:00 pm to 2:50 pm

Red Oaks Waterpark Dog Swim: Sunday, September 9th – Registration Form

1455 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
Dogs 70 lbs. and over – 12:00 pm to 12:50 pm
Dogs 31-69 lbs. – 1:00 pm to 1:50 pm
Dogs 30 lbs. and under – 2:00 pm to 2:50 pm
Dogs 70 lbs. and over – 3:00 pm to 3:50 pm
Dogs 31-69 lbs. – 4:00 pm to 4:50 pm

Please register for one-time slot only. Check-in will be 30 minutes prior to your scheduled swim time.

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Health department rules mandate no people are allowed in the water, this event is strictly for dogs.

Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s Dog Swim is sponsored by Camp Bow Wow.

For more information, visit Oakland County Parks and Recreation’s website, email dogs@oakgov.com, or call 248-858-5267. Follow along with them for programs, events, and news on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.


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