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K9SPLASH Goes Virtual!

With the closures of the Cedar Rapids pools this season, it is with saddened hearts that K9COLA (Citizens for Off-Leash Areas) and the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department announced K9Splash! 2020 would not be held this year at Bever Park Pool. Instead, we want to announce we are GOING VIRTUAL!

It is still a pool for the pooches this August 8th and 9th! The weekend will go to the dogs as K9COLA and the City of Cedar Rapids Parks & Recreation Department once again host the K9Splash! dog swim virtually. Join us on Facebook Live and watch dogs of all breeds splash up some fun and support a great cause!

K9COLA 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. The group provides the community with educational information and raises money for park improvement projects and park maintenance. Proceeds from K9Splash! will benefit the off-leash parks in Cedar Rapids. K9Splash! is K9COLA’s largest and most popular fundraiser of the year. Last year the event brought over 800 dogs and 1500 people to Bever Park Pool to watch the dogs enjoy the water, swimming and playing fetch to their hearts’ content.

The event will take place on Saturday, August 8 and Sunday, August 9 from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm each day. Facebook Live events will be aired starting at 8:00 am and every half hour during the two-day event. We are encouraging our past participants of K9Splash! to post pictures of their pups enjoying water on our Facebook page during the weekend. We want to flood Facebook with pictures of our pups enjoying water in spite of K9Splash! not being held at Bever Park Pool. We truly want to keep this the weekend that goes to the dogs!

Register for the event on K9COLA’s website - Suggested registration fee is $15 for the event, but people are encouraged to give what they can afford. Without the generous donations of our park users and public, we could not maintain the parks at the quality they are today!

Sponsors and vendors are still being accepted for this event. If your business or nonprofit is interested in this opportunity, please contact Jill at

K9COLA is looking for people to help the day of the virtual event! Please contact Kelly at for more details on helping with our first and (hopefully) only virtual K9Splash!.

For more information about this event, please visit:, email: or contact us at (319) 535-2670.

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