Why is the wading pool at South Park closed so early when the weather is still hot and there are lots of preschoolers and parents who would like to have it open?
Fred DeVictor, the city's director of parks and recreation, provided the following answer:
"The South Park Wading Pool was open daily except Sundays, 1:30 p.m. to 6 p.m., from June 1 through Aug. 15 this summer for children ages 6 and younger accompanied by an adult.
"The pool closes the weekend before school begins. Wading pool patrons are encouraged to use the wading pool at the Lawrence Aquatic Center in Watson Park through Labor Day."