Dog Day Afternoon

Celebrate the dog days of summer with man's best friend. It's a day so nice, we're doing it twice!

Saturday, September 8, 2018


Splash Island Waterpark at

Palmetto Islands County Park

Two sessions will be offered: 10 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-3 p.m. Only 400 tickets will be sold for each session.

Advance Tickets
$8 per dog. Owners are free with their pets, but regular park admission fee of $2 per person applies to owners.

Purchase Advance Tickets

At the Gate

Sunday, September 9, 2018

Whirlin' Waters Adventure Waterpark at
North Charleston Wannamaker County Park

12-5 p.m.

Only 1,000 tickets will be sold!

Advance Tickets
$12 per dog. Owners are free with their pets.
Purchase Advance Tickets

At the Gate
Online registration ends at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, September 6. You may call Park & Program Services at 843-795-4386 up until the day before each event. On the day of each event, admission must be purchased at the gate if available.
Admission tickets will be mailed if purchased more than 7 days prior to the event. Tickets purchased 7 or fewer days prior to the event will be picked up at the entrance to the event. No refunds issued or rain dates scheduled.

Event Details

  • Dogs must have all current vaccinations.
  • The pools, shallow wading areas, and lazy rivers will only be open for dogs.
  • Advance ticket purchase is recommended.
  • Admission ticket (not receipt) is required for entry.
  • Swimming is for dogs only. Humans should not enter the water past knee depth.

Helpful Hints For a Great Time

  • All dogs must be current on all vaccinations for entry into the event: rabies, distemper, parvo virus, and bordetella.
  • Prior to entering the waterpark, please walk your dog to help him/her relieve themselves, and be sure to pick up any waste. Waste bags will be available. We would like to avoid accidents in the pool as much as possible.
  • Your dog may be released from the leash upon entering the waterparks.
  • Humans should not enter the water past knee depth. Swimming is for dogs only.
  • Please do not trim your dog’s nails prior to attending Dog Day Afternoon. Dogs will be running on the concrete area and nails will wear down quickly.
  • Your dog must remain under your control at all times.
  • Please be aware of where your dog is at all times.
  • Be sure your dog has been exposed to swimming prior to the event.
  • Be courteous to other guests. Manage your dog, and clean up as necessary.
  • Female dogs in season are not allowed. No puppies under 6 months of age are allowed.
  • Outside food and drink (dog and human) is not allowed in the pool area. Concessions will be available for human visitors, but must be eaten in the concessions area. Fresh water will be available for dogs throughout the event.

Park fees, operating schedules, and hours are subject to change without notice.

Sponsored By

Charleston Animal Society
Crews Subaru of Charleston