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Kingsport Aquatic Center: Drool Party

September 9 - September 10

Event offers dogs a chance to play and swim in the Outdoor Water Park

This year, for the first time ever, the Kingsport Aquatic Center is hosting a TWO-DAY Drool Party!

For the past 10 years the Kingsport Aquatic Center has ended its summer season by inviting dogs of all breeds and sizes to come down and enjoy an afternoon of running, jumping and playing in the toddler play area of outdoor water park.

“Since it’s our 10th year of hosting the Drool Party, we wanted to celebrate the milestone by offering people an extra day to bring their dogs down and enjoy a few hours in the pool,” said Aquatics Program Coordinator Madison Gump.

The Drool Party will take place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on September 9 and from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on September 10.

Admission is $5 per dog and free to owners. Limit one dog per person, and the dogs’ handler must be over 18 and bring leashes with them. Your dogs must be up to date on all vaccines and vaccination records are required to register.

Dog-related vendors (groomers, boarding, treats, etc) will be on hand inside the facility, while food trucks will be parked in the parking lot for guests to enjoy.

To register for the Drool Party, visit https://bit.ly/3P2HNBD. You can also click on the CivicRec link in the Connect Kingsport app or go to www.kingsporttn.gov and click on the “CivicRec” link, then search for “drool party” in the search bar.

For information about other Kingsport Parks and Recreation programs, please visit www.kingsportparksandrecreation.org.

About Kingsport Aquatic Center

The Kingsport Aquatic Center is the region’s most comprehensive indoor-outdoor public aquatic and recreation facility. Located in Kingsport’s Meadowview district at the base of iconic Bays Mountain, the center provides area residents and visitors with the best in health, fitness and recreation features in a safety-focused environment. The Kingsport Aquatic Center features the area’s only indoor Olympic-sized pool, the HMG Competition pool, plus year-round swim courses and American Red Cross-certified water safety and lifeguard training. A seasonal outdoor water park offers recreational activities from mid-May to early September. Seasonal, annual and daily rates are available. For more information, visit www.swimkingsport.com.

About the City of Kingsport

Founded in 1917, the City of Kingsport (pop. 55,400) is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the eastern U.S. The city is widely known as a planned community, designed by renowned city planner John Nolen and wrapping around the foot of Bays Mountain – a 3,650-acre park, nature preserve, planetarium and observatory. Kingsport is recognized as an International Safe Community by the National Safety Council, a Healthier Tennessee community, and won the 2009 Harvard Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiatives. While many city names are duplicated throughout the U.S., there’s only one Kingsport – a fact that invokes community pride, known locally as the “Kingsport Spirit.”


September 9
September 10
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Kingsport Aquatic Center
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Kingsport Aquatic Center
1820 Meadowview Parkway
Kingsport, TN 37660 United States
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