June 16, 2010 in City

Spokane aquatic centers closed today

The Spokesman-Review
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The city has closed its pools today because of cooler temperatures and precipitation.

“Historically we have found that when the temperature is less than 65 degrees, people won’t come because it’s ‘too cold’ to swim,” said Nancy Goodspeed, a Spokane Parks and Recreation Department spokeswoman.

Safety also is a concern as the rain makes it difficult, if not impossible, for lifeguards to see a pool’s bottom, Goodspeed said.

In addition to the six aquatic centers, which opened Monday, the Manito Park Bench Cafe also is closed.

With more rain in the forecast for tomorrow, Goodspeed said, “We’re just taking it day by day.”

Pool and splash pad closure information is available via an aquatics hotline at (509) 625-6960.

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