The dog days of summer are coming to an end. The celebration will go to the dogs — literally.
The Baton Rouge recreation and parks commission will hold an end of summer “pool pawty” for dogs and their owners on Sunday, August 23 at Liberty Lagoon Waterpark.
Man’s best friend will get to splish, splash and swim for an afternoon of cooling down. To join the pool party, puppies must be at least four months old and their owners must show tags or paper that display proof of vaccinations.
Dogs must have collars and stay on a leash unless they are in the pool, where their owners can join them. People can wade up to their knees to watch dog paddling in action.
Owners must clean up and properly throw away dog waste, and aggressive dogs will be asked to leave.
The event starts at 3 p.m. Sunday and goes until 6 p.m., but people can purchase wristbands for admission starting at 2:30 p.m. Wristbands are $2, and all children under 18 and dogs must be accompanied by an adult.
Liberty Lagoon is located at 111 Lobdell Avenue.