Doggy Pool Party Bark Again

Back by popular demand, Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities are hosting an event for the district’s furriest residents.

On Sunday 8 March, the Oxford Community Aquatic Centre will be closed to humans, and instead puppies will take the plunge.

It’s called the Oxford Doggy Pool Party, and Waimakariri Aquatic Facilities Manager, Matt Greenwood, says it's great to be able to bring the event back again.

“Despite the weather, we had a great turnout last year.  It's turning into one of the busiest days of the year for our Oxford pool and so we're excited to be able to bring it back a third time”

The pool party is scheduled for the last day of the season, meaning any leftover fur or doggy messes will be easily handled.

“Afterwards the water will be chemically treated, the pool vacuumed and thoroughly cleaned.  It’s standard maintenance we do to prepare for the winter months and that allows us to host this event without creating a lot of extra work for our staff,” explained Matt Greenwood.

The entry fee is $5 per pooch and there will be plenty of balls to play with.  The toddler's pool will be once again equipped with platforms to allow the smaller dogs to paddle.

Matt says that due to the event's popularity, it's a good idea to turn up early in order to guarantee entry.

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Where & When

  • Oxford Doggy Pool Party
  • Sunday 8 March, 4pm-6pm
  • Oxford Community Aquatic Pool
  • 7 Burnett Street, Oxford
  • $5 per dog