*Post Updated for 2012
If one of your kids has four legs and a wagging tail, you’ll want to make plans to go to the 2012 Pooch Pool Party at the Stewart Heights Pool in Tacoma.
Dogs get to enjoy swimming in the pool, lounging in the lazy river, and splashing in from the beach style entry-all the things your human kids love, in other words.
This once a year event is the last hurrah for the pool before it’s drained and cleaned. Dogs get to swim in 90 minute shifts. The first dog is 10.00, and you can bring a second for 5.00 more. Their humans are free!
As you can imagine, the Metro Parks staff encourages you to bring only dogs who play well with others. In the past, you could purchase tickets to this popular event, but new for 2012-you can only get them at the gate. You can read all about it here.
We have soccer games and a wedding Saturday (No, not at the same time), but we’re going to try and get the rescue Lab here. There is nothing he loves more than a good swim-well, chewing shoes maybe, but we’re trying to discourage that!