Bever Park pool goes to dogs with K9 Splash event

By Max Walker, KCRG-TV9

CEDAR RAPIDS — The yearly closing of the pool at Bever Park came with a bark Sunday. The event helps raise money for K9 Citizens for Off-Leash Areas, known as K9 OLA, which the group puts toward projects in dog parks around town.

“We do have a couple of projects in mind,” said organization chairman Marie Appel. “We’d like to get a pavilion out at K9 Acres and a kiosk up in both parks so we can let people know when we’re doing events.”

Owners paid around $13 to let their dog loose in the pool this weekend. A portion of the proceeds also goes toward the Cedar Rapids Parks and Recreation Department.

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