Lakewood Dog Park Swim Coming To Foster Pool

credit: Maureen Kane

Got dogs? Got water? Mix the two together and you have a recipe for a tail-wagging good time. Join Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park (FLDP) for the 2019 Dog Swim at Foster Pool in Lakewood Park, 14532 Lake Ave., on Tuesday, September 3 from 5-7 PM.

You are invited to attend the most anticipated event on Lakewood’s canine calendar. Round up the four-legged family members, grab a couple of towels, a leash, and head for the pool.

Cost for admission to the annual fundraiser, now in its fifteenth year, is $8 for 1 dog and $7 for each additional dog. Proceeds will benefit FLDP, the all-volunteer, non-profit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization that works with the City of Lakewood to care for the Lakewood Dog Park and raises funds for dog park improvements.

All dogs must be licensed and up to date on their vaccinations. Owners are responsible for their dog’s safety and are expected to clean up after them. FLDP supplies the pick-up bags, please use them.

All human guests must sign a waiver. You will get to the water faster if you print and fill out the form in advance. On September 3, turn in the waiver at the desk when you arrive.

To learn more about FLDP, visit our website, Or find us on Facebook,, where you can browse pictures of FLDP's most recent springtime events: a Retriever breeds meetup; a Husky meetup; and a Berners and Swissys meetup. Of course, every kind of dog is welcome during park hours, 8 AM to 9 PM.

We have two events scheduled before the end of the year. On Saturday, October 19, we’ll be at The Spooky Pooch Parade. Be sure to stop by the FLDP booth and show off your dog's costume.

And could it be Christmas without a visit from Santa Paws? Pet's General Store will co-host and "Portraits by Martha" will be behind the camera on Sunday, December 1, for our annual photo event, Pictures with Santa Paws.

Karen Karp

Karen Karp is President of Friends of the Lakewood Dog Park, Inc.

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