Tag: The Springs Aquatic Center

Happy Chaos at Dippin Dogs in The Springs

It’s a ritual worthy of the end of summer.  Each year, after the last bather has toweled off and flip-flopped out of the park, KC Parks and Rec staff at The Springs Aquatic Center prepare for the region’s wildest dog party.  This year, the park was opened on September 9 to hundreds of dogs and their families for three sessions of water play.  The result:  happy chaos.

At the deep end and in the lazy river, retrievers jumped in and out of the water to chase thrown objects.  At the other end of the pool, dogs of all descriptions splashed, chased and lost each other, and ran down the kiddie slide.  The rules were simple: no humans in the water past their knees, and all dogs on leashes unless in the water.  Humans mostly ignored the first rule and made every reasonable effort to comply with the second.  But, like children, dogs don’t stay in the pool, and the decks were a constant flurry of dogs running from group to group.

Dogs are uniquely able to lose themselves in the pleasure of the moment.  If joy could be measured per square foot, for six hours on September 9, The Springs may well have been the happiest place on Earth.

Dippin Dogs will happen again in September, 2018.


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We’re Ready for Dippin’ Dogs. Are You?

KC Pet Collective is ready for some sunshine and splashing at Tiffany Springs Water Park this Saturday.  We’ll be there with our dogs, documenting the fun and meeting new Kansas City neighbors.  We hope to see you there!  In case you miss it, check back for highlights.  Follow us  as we Tweet live from the event (#dippindogs).  Details and links to the event are available in our Event Calendar.

You can also catch Dippin’ Dogs at the Bay Water Park on Sunday.

Take Your Dog to the Pool with KC Parks and Rec


It’s time for Dippin Dogs! Take your dog to a session at either The Springs Aquatic Center or the Bay Water Park, September 10-11, 2017. It’s a great way to end the summer and get your dog in the water. Water play is a healthy exercise for dogs, so be sure to take advantage of this opportunity. There are separate sessions for small and large dogs. Only dogs are allowed in the pool during the event. The cost is $10/dog with a limit of two dogs per family. Presented in partnership with Northland Animal Welfare Society.