A Pool Party – for the dogs?

Yep, you read that right. Once a year, Metro Parks offers dog lovers a chance to bring their pooches to a pool for a wet and fun time. Now I am not a fan of the smell of wet pooch, but the fun many breeds have in the water is about the same amount of fun my 2yr old has in the water, pure bliss and glee.  So, why not? Go out and let your pooch splash free.

September 8th at 10am and 1:30 at the Steward Heights pool. 402 E 56th Street

$10 first dog, $5 the second, humans are free

Please bring well-socialized dogs only to this event. Maximum pool depth: 4 feet, 3 inches.

People are not allowed in the pool during the party, but will be able to watch from the deck. Stewart Heights Pool closes for the summer on September 3. Pool chemicals will be turned off a few days prior to the Pool Party so that irritation is minimized for the dogs. Scoop bags will be provided. Dogs must be on leashes when they are out of the water.


Chip in with Metro Parks

CHIP In! > Metro Parks Tacoma I always like a great opportunity to give back, especially to our Parks program, Metro Parks.  The parks program has so much low-cost ways of entertaining our kids in a healthy and engaging way, it can’t be beat!  But, sometimes, they need help too.

There are 3 dates available for volunteering to help clean up Metro Parks areas, facilities and generally lend a helping hand where its needed.  Check the link above, but here are a few details:

  • June 23rd – 9am to noon – Help clean up Titlow Beach off 6th Ave or Point Defiance Marina or Dash Point.
  • July 21st – 9am to noon – Point Defiance off-leash area can use a helping hand.  Bring your pooch, and help keep their space lovable and livable.
  • Sept 21st – United Way Day of Caring – You can collect more information about this great, community-wide event, by emailing nicolem@uwpc.org.