City Park Pool, located at 1599 City Park Drive, has closed its doors to humans for the 2017 summer season, but will open one last time for the annual Pooch Plunge. Dogs may splash, swim, and plunge through hundreds of floating tennis balls while playing in the water. The Plunge will take place Sunday, August 27, from 4-6:30 p.m.
Once again, Colorado State University’s James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital is the presenting sponsor of the Pooch Plunge. Members of CSU’s veterinary team will be onsite to provide medical services to pets needing attention during the event.
Plunge sponsors gift the first 400 people into the pool 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. Additional sponsors also attend the event to share information about animal care.
Pets and owners are reminded that for health and safety reasons, swimming is for dogs only. Humans will not be allowed in the pool to swim with their pets. Owners are asked to supervise their pets at all times. These guidelines will be strictly enforced throughout the event.
Tickets are $8 each when purchased in advance and are sold at Mulberry Pool and Edora Pool Ice Center (EPIC). Each ticket admits one dog and one handler. Tickets are limited; day of tickets will be available at City Park Pool as space allows.
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.
For more information about City Park Pool and the Pooch Plunge, visit fcgov.com/cityparkpool