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Final Weekend Of Summer At Kenwood Cove

KSAL Staff - August 16, 2013 6:51 am

The 5th Annual Pooch Plunge event in the wave pool and lazy river is Monday evening  from 5 till 8.

The 5th Annual Pooch Plunge event in the wave pool and lazy river is Monday evening from 5 till 8.

It’s another sign that summer is nearly over. This weekend is the final weekend for Salinas Kenwood Cove waterpark before it closes for the season.

The waterpark will be open normal hours on Saturday and Sunday.

After closing Sunday, Kenwood Cove will open one final time Monday evening for a final year-end special event. The 5th Annual Pooch Plunge event in the wave pool and lazy river is from 5 till 8. Admission is $5 for adults and dogs get in free.

There are a few rules to remember, which include:

* Only owners and their dogs will be allowed in water.
* Owners are limited to two dogs each.
* Children under 16 are not allowed in pool.
* Dogs need proof of vaccination.
* Female dogs in heat are not allowed.
* Keep dogs on a leash while not in the water.
* Owners must clean up after their dogs.
* No dangerous dogs as outlined by the City ordinance passed on August 9, 2004.

Iggy p Daily

August 16, 2013 at 7:03 am

Just because kids go back to school is no reason to close the pool down. Those of us taxpayers that built the darn thing should be able to use the pool. Here again older people are being discriminated by the city. Will any of our commissioners speak out on this matter? Probably not after all they refuse to fix the bridge so traffic can use Greely to get into the area. The mayor could care less as that big mouth trouble maker Aaron H. The taxpayers want the road back open to traffic and the pool open longer so many of us can use it.

Anita Mann

August 16, 2013 at 8:18 am

The only problem most of us see with the water park….is that it is run by the city.

Joe Thompson

August 16, 2013 at 8:41 am

You know things wouldn’t be so bad if this place wasn’t ran by a staff that’s 80% High School aged kids. One things that disappoints me is places like the YMCA. Sure its a good facility and has a lot to offer. But when I go to other cities and see newer YMCA facilities with indoor waterslides etc. It kind of makes ours look dated.

Anita Mann

August 16, 2013 at 9:05 am

I honestly think that if this place was run by a private company that it would run much more efficiently and you would see it open a lot longer. And yes staffed. I think the staffing issue is overblown.

Fuchs Mi

August 17, 2013 at 1:35 am

Let’s look at this another way. Once again we are dealing with a city department. Which once again does not operate in the best interest of the people paying for that pool. Maybe they ought to turn it over to the county so it can be run professionally.

Iggy p Daily

August 17, 2013 at 7:42 am

I have to agree the recreation department is being poorly run. There is no reason they cannot hire a few people to work there that could continue to run the pool after the kiddies go back to school. Evidently they do not want to pay extra wages to responsible people so the ones of us that are supporting this thing by paying taxes can have sometime to enjoy the poor ourselves. Maybe the rogue city commissioners should look into it.

Iggy p Daily

August 18, 2013 at 3:20 am

Another point to be made is the health factor involved. Different animals emitting body fluids in the water has got to be a health hazard in such a confined area. Actually rather gross.

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