For Immediate Release: Aug.10, 2011
Contact: Kim Becker
City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department
Henderson's Doggie Paddle & Play Day Is Sept. 17
HENDERSON, Nev. – The City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department is hosting Doggie Paddle & Play Day on Saturday, Sept. 17 at Black Mountain Aquatic Complex, 599 Greenway Rd. Dogs weighing 40 lbs. or less swim 9:00-10:15 a.m., dogs weighing 41-80 lbs. swim 10:30-11:45 a.m.; and dogs weighing over 80 lbs. swim noon-1:15 p.m. Admission is $5 per dog if registered in advance, or $10 at the door.
Registration is available online at cityofhenderson.com (activity 436203) or in person at any City of Henderson indoor pool or recreation center. Humans attend for free, but may not enter the water. All dogs must be dog and people friendly, be properly licensed, and owners must have proof of their pet’s vaccination.
“We have a lot of pet lovers in Henderson and they enjoy taking part in recreational activities that include their pets,” said Angela Summers, Aquatics supervisor, City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department. “We’ve even added a third time slot this year to accommodate the growing number of people and pets who attend this popular annual event.”
Black Mountain Aquatic Complex has a graduated entry, so dogs can walk in and out of the pool with ease. In addition to swimming, dogs and their human companions can take part in contests such as pet/owner look-alike, best pet outfit and funny pet tricks.
Pet owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs, which must be leashed when not in the pool area. The Aquatic Complex will be drained for cleaning and maintenance immediately following the event.
For additional information, call 267-2980 or visit cityofhenderson.com.
The nationally accredited City of Henderson Parks and Recreation Department provides premium services through diverse and innovative parks, recreation and natural resource opportunities. It serves the community with seven recreation centers (including a facility for adults 50+), 11 pools, 52 parks, five skate parks, two sports complexes, more than 60 linear miles of trails, Acacia Demonstration Gardens, the Henderson Bird Viewing Preserve, and thousands of programs for people of all ages and abilities.