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Spokane, Washington  Est. May 19, 1883

Two Valley pools swim season ends this weekend; dog swim Sunday at Valley Mission Pool

A Spokane Valley pool will be open until Labor Day, and will have a day set aside for dogs to swim as the summer swim season ends.

Tina Gregerson, Spokane Valley recreation coordinator, more than 50,000 people visited the city’s three pools over the summer, and the pools only had to close early one day due to lightning. Last year, pools closed for smoke seven times.

“We didn’t have the smoke this year and that was fabulous,” she said. “So I feel like it was a great summer.”

Spokane County pools closed last weekend, but Spokane Valley will keep its Valley Mission Pool open until Saturday and the Park Road Pool will close Sunday.

The Terrace View Pool will stay open until Sept. 2.

Spokane Valley will also have a Paws in the Pool event on Sunday at Valley Mission Pool. Dogs weighing under 65 pounds can swim from 1 to 1:45, and larger dogs can swim from 2 to 2:45 p.m. An owner can bring up to two dogs with a $5 registration fee.

Gregerson said the money from the fee will go toward paying for expenses. There will also be a veterinarian on site.