Annual Pooch Plunge scheduled for Monday at public pool

A dog named Stella retrieves her tennis ball as she splashes through the water during the Pooch Plunge on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014, at the Lawrence Outdoor Aquatic Center.

Locals dogs will soon get their chance to take a swim in the public pool.

The annual Pooch Plunge is scheduled for 4 to 7 p.m. Monday at the Outdoor Aquatic Center, 727 Kentucky St., according to a city news release. The event allows dogs to play in the pool before it is drained for the season.

To participate, dogs must have proof of current vaccinations the day of the event and must remain under their owners’ control at all times. The fee for the event is $5 per dog. Registration will be available at the door, but owners may also preregister on the Lawrence Parks and Recreation Department’s website or at any any Parks and Rec building. There is no charge for spectators.

The last day of normal operations for the Outdoor Aquatic Center will be Sunday. The city is closing the pool two weeks earlier than usual because of staffing and financial issues, as the Journal-World previously reported.

For more information, residents may contact the Aquatic Division at 785-832-7946.


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