Park Authority

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703-324-8700 TTY 711
12055 Government Center Pkwy.
Fairfax, Virginia 22035
Jai Cole
Executive Director

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Dog Daze Returns to the Water Mine Sept. 9

Dog DazeJoin Fairfax County Park Authority for a howling good time at the annual Dog Daze event at The Water Mine. This season-ending event welcomes people to bring their canine friends for dogs-only swimming from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 9.

Experience the joy of watching dogs swim and have an all-around good time. The popular event once again features a canine resource fair, so you can visit pet-related vendors and learn more about fun opportunities for dogs around the county.

For the safety of the dogs and owners, please observe the following rules:

  • All dogs must be current on vaccinations.
  • All dog handlers must be 18 years or older and supervise dogs at all times.
  • No female dogs in heat or puppies younger than 3 months old.
  • Aggressive or unruly dogs are not permitted.
  • Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs.
  • Dogs swim at owners’ risk.
  • Humans are not permitted in the pool.

The event is presented by Fairfax County Park Authority in partnership with Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Entry costs $10 per dog. All proceeds go to benefit parks through the Fairfax County Park Foundation.

Register for Dog Daze

The Water Mine Family Swimmin’ Hole at Lake Fairfax is located at 1400 Lake Fairfax Drive, Reston, Virginia. For more information, visit the Water Mine website.

Learn more about the Park Authority’s dog-focused activities and events at the Dogs of Fairfax County website.

The Fairfax County Park Foundation, a 501(c)(3), supports the Fairfax County Park Authority by raising private funds, obtaining grants, and creating partnerships that supplement tax dollars to meet our community’s needs for park land, facilities, and services. Visit the Park Foundation website, or call 703-324-8582.

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