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Lifeguard shortage means limited schedule for Omaha pools this summer

Lifeguard shortage means limited schedule for Omaha pools this summer

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Evita Billesbach, 5, of Fort Calhoun had some fun on a dragon-shaped slide at Miller Park last July. Miller Park will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, June 7 to Aug. 8.

Check out six chill spots in Omaha for your next park escape.

The City of Omaha has released the summer schedule for its indoor and outdoor pools.

A shortage of lifeguards has led officials to modify the city’s pool schedule. Officials said they will continue to recruit lifeguards, and as staffing numbers increase, pools will be opened for more days.

The schedules:

Outdoor pools, June 7 to Aug. 8Deer Ridge, Elmwood and Zorinsky will be open Sunday through Saturday.

Elkhorn, Gallagher and Hitchcock will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Miller Park, Oak Heights and Roanoke will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Outdoor pools, June 11 to Aug. 1Camelot, Cryer and Spring Lake will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays.

Hanscom, Karen and Lee Valley will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Indoor pools:Common Ground will be open Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Mockingbird Hills will be open Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays.

Montclair will be open Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays.

For operating hours and other information, go to https://parks.cityofomaha.org/pools/locations-a-hours.


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