Prairie Village bringing back puppy pool day

Prairie Village will join Mission is opening its pool up to dogs before closing it for the season.
Prairie Village will join Mission in opening its pool up to dogs before closing it for the season.

Four years ago, Prairie Village had been set to kick off a new tradition for the end of the summer season: opening the public pool up to area pooches before it was drained for the summer.

But an outbreak of cryptosporidium forced the city to cancel the event in 2011, and it hadn’t made its way back onto the city’s schedule — until now.

Prairie Village announced this week that it will be holding a “Puppy-Pool-Ooza” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 8.

Dog owners who can provide proof of current vaccinations for their pets can bring their furry friends to the Prairie Village Municipal pool for an end of the summer swim. The cost is $5 per dog.

The baby pool will be open to dogs weighing less than 25 pounds and the zero-entry/leisure pool will be open to dogs weighing more than 25 pounds. The pool will be off limits to non-dogs during the event.

Mission will be holding its annual Pool Party for Pooches Sept. 8 as well, with sessions from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m. and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Admission is $5 per dog.