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SPRINGFIELD, MO – The canine aquatics event of the year returns Tuesday, Sept. 8 with the annual Dog Swim at Fassnight Pool.
To avoid crowding, this year’s event is held in two sessions: 4-5:15 and 5:45-7 p.m. Only dogs are allowed in the pool, no humans. Frisbees, tennis balls and toys are welcome, but your dog must retrieve them from the water. Humans must wear a face covering over nose and mouth at all times.
Registration is $8/dog-human pair, $3 for additional humans. One dog per handler, please. Proceeds benefit Cruse Dog Park, Springfield’s first off-leash dog park. Register online by Monday, Sept. 7, 5 p.m. No on-site registration this year. Copy of current vaccination certificate required.
Last weekend for Fassnight Pool
Dog Swim is the final event of the outdoor pool season. Labor Day weekend is the last chance (for humans) to swim at Fassnight Pool. Hours are 1-6:30 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 5, Sunday, Sept. 6, and Monday, Sept. 7.
Admission Saturday is $4/adult (ages 18-59), $3/Youth (ages 3-17) and Senior (ages 60 and up). Kids 2 and under are free with a paid adult.
The Splash & Sizzle program, offering $1 admission or free with a canned food donation, takes place all day Sunday and Monday, benefiting Ozarks Food Harvest.
In compliance with the City of Springfield’s current COVID-19 orders, pool capacity is limited. Once the pool reaches capacity, additional guests are accepted as one in, one out. Guests who leave the pool may have to wait in line to reenter. Swimmers and pool guests are also advised to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others on the pool deck, make sure they wash their hands before and after visiting, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness.
Swimmers may also access indoor pools daily at Chesterfield and Doling Family Center. A complete schedule for all pools is at ParkBoard.org/Aquatics
Jordan Valley Fountains close Sept. 8
Labor Day weekend is also the last chance to splash in the Jordan Valley Park Ozark Stream and Fountains. The fountains close for the season Tuesday, Sept. 8, for extensive system maintenance, which must be completed before cold weather sets in. Admission to Jordan Valley Park is free, and parking is available at Jordan Valley Ice Park, 635 E Trafficway.
All visitors to any park, facility or trail are asked to keep a minimum six-foot distance from others, make sure they wash their hands frequently, avoid touching their faces, cover any coughs or sneezes, and please stay home if they are feeling any symptoms of illness. Bring your own water bottle. Face coverings may be required. For more information on COVID-19 prevention in Parks, visit ParkBoard.org/Coronavirus.
Media is invited to attend Dog Swim without prior arrangements. Normally, media is not admitted to pools without an appointment. For media inquiries, contact Jenny Fillmer Edwards, Public Information Administrator for the Springfield-Greene County Park Board, at 417-224-5510 (mobile).