Parks and Recreation to host annual K-9 Splashfest

Parks and Recreation to host annual K-9 Splashfest

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

Calling all dogs! Montelongo Pool will be hosting the K-9 SplashFest on Saturday, August 11, 2018, from 1:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by Parks and Recreation, this popular event allows people and their dogs to swim together in Montelongo Pool.

Dogs can compete in three different contests: Swimsuit Competition, Retrieving Contest (from the side of pool or diving board), and 25-Yard Timed Race. Prizes will be awarded in each event. Dogs must be up-to-date on their rabies vaccination and have with them a 2018 rabies tag or certificate from a veterinarian. Dogs must be on leash, and aggressive dogs or dogs in heat are not allowed. Door prizes and concessions will be available.

City of Lubbock Animal Services will host a booth at this event and will be providing free microchips for dogs! Microchips are the best way to ensure that a lost pet is reunited with its owner. Dogs participating in the Splashfest should swim before they are chipped since it is recommended that they stay out of the water for 24 hours after being chipped.

Admission fees for participants are $2.50 for adults and $2 for youth 17 or younger. Dogs get in free! Montelongo Pool is located inside Rogers Park at 3200 Bates Street.

For more information, contact 775-2670.

LAST DAY TO SWIM AT MUNICIPAL POOLS

With summer winding down, the Parks and Recreation department will be closing three  City pools for the swim season at the end of the day on Wednesday, August 8.  These pools include Clapp Pool, Maxey Pool, and Simmons Pool.  Montelongo Pool will stay open until after the K-9 Splashfest on August 11 from 1:00-5:00 p.m.

Normal hours of operation through the remainder of the season are Tuesday through Sunday 1:00-6:00 p.m. Entrance fees are $2.00 for youth (17 and under) and $2.50 for adults.

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