Aquatics Dog Days of Summer
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Dog Days of Summer

COVID-19 Update

We are sad to announce that we do not anticipate pools or splash pads will open until 2021. This is for several reasons:

  1. The uncertainty still presented by COVID-19 – we have heard of outbreaks at pools in other communities and we want to keep residents and staff as safe as possible.
  2. The budget shortfall caused by the pandemic requires us to prioritize services.
  3. Keeping our pools and splash pads closed will allow the Aquatics Master Plan Renovations to be completed in time for the 2021 swim season. Read more about the Master Plan.

A doggone good time! Dogs will have their day of fun on August 19, 2019 during the Annual Dog Days of Summer! The Wichita Park and Recreation Department along with the Kansas Humane Society invites pooches to wade, paddle or swim in the shallow zero entry pool at College Hill Pool.

Chemical levels will be safe for dogs – but not humans – so people will only be able to get in the water up to their knees. Children will not be allowed in the pool while the dogs are swimming. All dogs must be leashed when not in the pool or participating in the long jump contest, Frisbee catch or largest and smallest dog contest.

A large portion of the proceeds will benefit the Kansas Humane Society. Suggested donation of $10 per dog (limit of two dogs per owner).