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West Hartford Pools Closing for the Season, but Pooches Get Last Swim

The pool is open at Fernridge Park. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

The West Hartford Dog Park Coalition will hold the annual Pooch Plunge on Monday, Aug. 22, the day after the last of West Hartford’s pools closes for the season.

By Ronni Newton

West Hartford’s outdoor pools at Beachland, Fernridge, and Kennedy parks will close for the season on Sunday, Aug. 21, 2022.

Splash pads will remain open daily at least through the Labor Day weekend, according to West Hartford Public Relations Specialist Renée McCue.

West Hartford’s tradition of winding down the dog days of summer with the annual Pooch Plunge will return this year, with resident canines having the opportunity to show off their dog paddling at Beachland Park on Monday, Aug. 22 –  the day after that pool closes to the public.

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