Wednesday, September 3, 2014


by Nancy Turnage, VRPS Central Office

Photo Courtesy of Shenandoah County Parks and Recreation
Early September is a favorite time of year.  Yes, the little ones are back in school ... the temperatures are (supposedly?) dropping ... the summer corn couldn't be better....  But most importantly, after the Labor Day closeout of the summer pool season, things go to the dogs:  many municipalities open their swimming facilities and host pool parties - exclusively for man's best friend.

A frenzy of drool, hair, and overall frantic mayhem couldn't be more fun.  As with people, there's a full range of swimming prowess, from the water-obsessed (labs) to the hydrologically challenged (bulldogs).  Add cutsey names and nominal fees, and it's a jocular conclusion to swimming pool season.

Banner Courtesy of  Winchester Parks and Recreation


  1. And don't forget Shenandoah County Parks & Recreation's 7th Annual Edinburg Doggie Paddle on Saturday, September 6!