For more information contact:
Gail Loskill
Parks & Recreation Communications Coordinator
City of Cedar Rapids
Office: (319) 286-5742
Mobile: (319) 538-4268


Register Now for K9Splash! at Bever Pool

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – July 16, 2018 – K9COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) and the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department are hosting the K9Splash! dog swim at Bever Park Pool in Cedar Rapids.

The event takes place on Saturday, August 11 and Sunday, August 12 from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for dogs under 15 inches only). Proceeds from K9Splash! benefit off-leash parks in Cedar Rapids and the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department.

Walk-in and online pre-registration is available now through August 8 until 5:00 p.m. The cost to pre-register is $10 per dog per day (plus additional fees for online registration). The fee is $15 per dog per day on the day of the event. A link to online pre-registration is available at or pre-registration can be done through Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation in person at the Northwest Recreation Center, 1340 11th Street NW.

Participants must provide proof of Rabies, Parvo, and Distemper vaccines from a vet (a rabies tag is not enough), sign a waiver, and complete a registration form. Registration forms and waivers along with a complete list of rules are available at For their safety, children less than 48 inches tall will not be admitted into the pool area.

K9COLA is looking for volunteers to help with the event. Volunteers receive special incentives including a free t-shirt and entry into the event depending on the hours volunteered. Please contact Kelly at for more details on helping with the event.

Sponsors and vendors are still being accepted for this event. If your business or nonprofit is interested in this opportunity, please contact Dave 319-535-2670 or

K9COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) is an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that works with the City of Cedar Rapids to support, develop, and maintain off-leash areas in the Cedar Rapids community.

For more information about this event, please visit, email, or contact Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation at 319-286-5566.

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