City of Thornton News Release Logo For Immediate Release:   8/15/2023
Contact: Aquatic Program & Facility Supervisor
Renee Dodson, 720-977-5917

It’s time to ‘Paws for a Dip’
Thornton’s City Pool ‘goes to the dogs’ on Saturday, August 19

THORNTON, CO…The ‘dog days of summer’ are coming to a close, and that means it’s time to Paws for a Dip! On Saturday, August 19, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Thornton’s City Pool, 2141 E. 95th Ave., will be officially closed to humans, and open to dogs and their owners.

Paws for a Dip allows friendly dogs to get in the water and swim to their heart’s content. The fee is $5 per dog and one adult human companion, with $1 for each additional human. Children ages 12 and under are free. Proof of current pet vaccinations is required upon entry. No human swimming or unsupervised children allowed.

For more information and ‘Rules of the Pool’ visit

Black Dog with a ball swimming in city pool
Photo courtesy: The City of Thornton