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Dogs will rule the pool next week for annual ‘Pooch Plunge’

Four six days, Legion Stadium Pool will be open to dogs and dogs only. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY CHRISTINE HENNESSEY)
Four six days, Legion Stadium Pool will be open to dogs and dogs only. Sorry cats. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY CHRISTINE HENNESSEY)

WILMINGTON — As city pools close for the season, it’s time for residents’ four-legged friends to have a turn.

Labor Day – Monday, September 4 – is the last day for swimming at the city’s pools, but the Legion Stadium Pool will remain open for an additional week for dogs and dogs only. (According to the County Health Department, humans may not get in the pool or even dip their feet in the water.)

A few rules and regulations apply:

  • $5 per dog, cash only
  • All dogs must be up-to-date on vaccines
  • Owners are responsible for their pets behavior
  • No aggressive dogs
Dogs rule the pool next week. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY CITY OF WILMINGTON)
Dogs rule the pool next week. (Port City Daily photo / COURTESY CITY OF WILMINGTON)

Legion Stadium pool is operated by the YMCA, which partners with the City of Wilmington to sponsor the Pooch Plunge. The event runs next week from Tuesday through Sunday,  September 5 -10; hours vary depending on the day.

  • Tuesday 4 – 8 p.m
  • Wednesday 4 – 8 p.m
  • Thursday 4 – 8 p.m
  • Friday 4 – 8 p.m
  • Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Sunday noon- 4 p.m

On the map: Legion Stadium Pool is located at 2139 Carolina Beach Road.

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