The swimming lagoon at Spring Lake Regional Park will turn into a leash-free dog park from Friday through Sunday.

All well-behaved dogs are invited to romp in the lagoon from 2 to 7 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The lagoon is at 391 Violetti Road in Santa Rosa.

The Sonoma County Regional Parks Foundation and the Sonoma County Water Agency sponsored the first "Water Bark" dog swim last year. Due to health regulations, swimming at this event is for canines only.

The Parks Foundation is requesting donations of $3 per dog for Regional Park members and $5 per dog for non-members. Proceeds will benefit the park.

Parking near the lagoon is free for members and $7 for non-members.

For more information, call Spring Lake Park at 539-8092.

Need help staying cool?

Santa Rosa will open the Finley Center at 2060 W. College Ave. from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday as a cooling location.
In addition, the Recreation and Parks Department will open several air-conditioned lobbies to the public as a place to stay cool Friday, including:
Steele Lane Community Center, 415 Steele Lane, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Person Senior Wing, 2060 W. College Ave., 8 a.m.-5 p.m.