Rick Meyer

Rick Meyer

The 2019 Augusta Kennel Club Dog Show will be held this weekend, Oct. 5-6 at the Riverview Park Activities Center. An annual event at our facility, it attracts dogs of many breeds and owners fanatical about the care, behavior and competition of their animals.

The dog show is open to the public. If you have ever watched American Kennel Club on national television, this show is conducted the same way. All six gyms are transformed into competition rings with judging occurring simultaneously in different categories. One gym is for obedience training with a library-style atmosphere of quiet and no distractions for the dogs during their event. One gym is for grooming, which is an event in itself. The care of the dogs from combing, brushing, nail care and everything else is a high energy and stressful part of the show with extremely high standards. There are over 500 dogs entered for Saturday’s show and another 500-plus entries for Sunday’s show.

The Riverview Park splash pad and the Summerfield Park splash pad will remain open until mid-October due to the warm weather we are experiencing. The Riverview Park Splash pad is open from 9 a.m. until 8 p.m. and the Summerfield Park Splash pad is open from 10 a.m. until 8 p.m. daily.

Tennico of Columbia, South Carolina has been awarded the contract to resurface the seven tennis courts at Riverview Park. The Riverview Park tennis courts will be closed Monday, Oct. 7 through Monday, Oct. 21. The weather conditions could possibly extend the resurfacing project, we will keep you posted on a date to re-open the courts.

Aiken Regional Medical Centers will begin monthly events for seniors at the Riverview Park Activities Center beginning Thursday, Oct. 10. The events will be free and take place from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on the second Thursday of each month. Stay tuned for more information regarding these monthly events.