Dog Days of Summer
Sep 04, 2019 03:02PM
● By Leland Rucker
We’re getting to the point of no return for summertime in Colorado. Certainly, the warm days aren’t all gone yet, but you can notice the change in the air from a month ago at this time. Let your dog in on the end of summer fun swimming pool in the the Springs both Colorado and Manitou as well as Cañon City, Castle Rock, Falcon (Woodmen Hills residents only) and Fort Carson (DOD ID card holders) welcome pups to doggy paddle to heart’s content for a few hours. Wherever you go, just make sure you go: there is nothing like seeing your pooch plunging into a pool with complete abandon.
Dog Days at Vista Water Park
Sept. 3 // Banning Lewis Rec Center, Colorado Springs
Bring your pups to Vista Water Park for the annual Dog Days event, where dogs can swim and play in the pool during two time slots: 10 a.m. to noon; 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Pooch Plunge + Strut Your Mutt
Sept 7 // Butterfield Crossing Pool, Castle Rock // VISITCASTLEROCK.ORG
This year, Castle Rock’s Parks & Rec added Strut Your Mutt prior to its annual doggie dip event. Take a couple of loops around Butterfield Park with your dog before you have the pooch take the plunge. Play games, win prizes, and watch your furry friend have the time of their life.
Puppy Pool Party
Sept 16 // Pool & Fitness Center, Manitou Springs // MANITOUPOOL.COM
On this one blissful Saturday, the new kiddie pool & splash pad is open for canine swims. The first-ever Puppy Pool Party runs from noon to 3 p.m., $5 per pup. To make the water fit to go to the dogs, the center’s lowering the chlorine levels leading up to the plunge, so no humans allowed. Which frees you up to post lots of Stories to your Insta of the pooches wagging and full-body wiggling with glee. We wouldn’t be mad if you tagged us. (Please tag us: @SENSIMAGAZINE.)