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Annual Pool Party for Dogs

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While some people may think that something is amiss when a dog is in the pool, it is totally cool and enjoyable in a public pool in Idaho. The pool at Lakeview Park in Nampa, Idaho holds the annual Pooch Pool Party at the end of the season, and dog owners are invited to treat their dogs to this great one-day activity before the public pool is drained until the next season.

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This dog-only swimming event began in 2007 as a way to raise money for the Nampa Dog Park, and turned into an annual tradition attended by hundreds of dog owners from Idaho and neighboring areas, with the number of attendees growing each year. Though the Nampa Dog Park has successfully opened to the public in July 2009, this event continued because of its popularity. This is a great thing for the dog owners and the Dog Park, which was opened without the planned swimming pond due to financial restraints. But, as funding becomes available the pond will be constructed, and perhaps these happy pooches will have a second (and a more regular) place to swim.

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Visionaries + Movers

Nampa Recreation Center (host)

Photos by: Adam Eschbach

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