No More Lifeguards on Duty.
The good news is that Klineline Pond at Salmon Creek Park will remain open for swimming this summer. The bad news is that due to budget cuts, there will no longer be lifeguards on duty. And, since one of the duties of the lifeguards was to also maintain the spray feature at the park, that will also be turned off this summer.
Salmon Creek Park, Klineline Pond, the picnic areas, playground and trails will all be open and available for summertime fun (now, we just need to get some summertime SUN!), but “swimmers, parents, and anyone planning a gathering will need to review water safety guidelines and pay attention to warning signs at the site”, said Pete Mayer, Vancouver-Parks and Rec Director.
I went to Klineline Pond last week (yes, we actually had a nice enough day to go swimming 😀 ) and noticed that not only were there no lifeguards, but all the lifeguard towers have been removed as well.