Sound Off

Who made the decision to close the outdoor aquatic center for the season on Aug. 21? Also, can’t working through the end of the Labor Day weekend be part of the job requirement for the guards?

Jimmy Gibbs, aquatics manager for the city, said that Lawrence Parks and Recreation staff made the decision about when to close the pool this year. Gibbs said that after looking at attendance numbers from the past few years, they determined that consumer interest declines in late August, leading them to the Aug. 21 closing date.


courtsider 6 years, 10 months ago

I understand that full staffing during lower attendance is not an option; but there are many regular lap swimmers in the mornings. How about leaving the pool open in the mornings into September and enable these guests to continue their outdoor swimming in beautiful surroundings?

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