City Park Pool Closed for Summer, But Not Before Dogs Get Their Day

City Park Pool has closed its doors to humans for the 2017 summer season, but will open one last time on Sunday, August 27, 2017, for the annual Pooch Plunge.

On that day, City Park Pool invites the dog community to attend from 4-6:30 p.m., when hundreds of dogs will frolic in the waters of the pool. Dogs may splash, swim, and play in the water, as well as navigate through hundreds of floating tennis balls.

Plunge sponsors provide the first 400 people with doggie bags filled with biscuits, toys, and the highly-anticipated annual edition of the Pooch Plunge magazine, which features photos and articles about pooch living. Sponsors also attend the event to share information about animal care.

Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is once again the presenting sponsor. Members of CSU’s veterinary team will be onsite to provide medical services to pets needing attention during the event.

Pets and owners are reminded that swimming is for dogs only and people will not be allowed in the pool to swim with their pets. However, owners are asked to supervise their pets at all times.

Tickets are $6 each when purchased in advance and are sold at Mulberry Pool and EPIC. Each ticket admits one dog and one handler. Tickets do sell out and space is limited. For more information, visit the City Park Pool website.

City Park Pool is managed by the City of Fort Collins Recreation Department and is Fort Collins’ largest community swimming pool. The pool welcomes thousands of people every summer to lounge in the lazy river, plunge down the 30-foot drop slide, swirl through the curly slide, and splash in the water play features.