Pendleton pool goes to the dogs

<p>Keeto, a golden retriever owned by Karin Powers, leaps into the pool during a past Doggie Dip day at the Pendleton Family Aquatic Center. This year’s event is Wednesday from 5-7 p.m.</p>

The dog days of summer becomes a reality when the Pendleton Family Aquatic Center offers its annual Doggie Dip Day.

Well-mannered pooches are invited to participate in dog-oriented games and activities Wednesday from 5-7 p.m. at the pool, located at 1901 N.W. Carden Ave., Pendleton. Admission is $3 per dog. Dog owners are asked to bring their pets on leashes. The pool, which is void of chlorine, is available for canines only.

The last day for humans to splash into the Pendleton pool is Monday from noon to 8 p.m. For those who don’t have passes, the cost is $6 for adults, $4 for youths and free for 2 and under with a paid adult.

Coolers can be brought to the pool, but alcohol and glass containers are not allowed.

In addition, the Til Taylor Wading Pool is set for its season closure on Saturday. Available to children 8 and younger, the free wading pool is located at 700 S.E. Dorion Ave., Pendleton. The hours are noon to 4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Although there is a pool attendant, there’s no lifeguard on duty at the wading pool. Adult supervision is required.

For more information, call Pendleton Parks and Recreation at 541-276-8100 or visit The pool number, which is only answered during open hours, is 541-276-0104.

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