The Fox Valley Park District has announced that the Phillips Park Family Aquatic Center will be closed for the 2022 season.
According to a news release, the district remains impacted by the shortage of national lifeguards and the current work climate. The American Lifeguard Association predicts that at least a third of public swimming pools in the United States are likely to be closed or have their hours changed to meet impending staffing shortages this summer.
Despite increased recruiting efforts, district outreach has not resulted in sufficient numbers of candidates to hire and train, compromising swimmer safety and facility management efficiency, the statement said.
Season passes have been offered at Splash Country Water Park or Phillips Park this season. Anyone who purchased a season pass at Phillips Park will have it automatically transferred to Splash Country. Phillips Park pass holders can also request a full refund, provided they are requested by Monday, June 6. To request a refund, season pass holders should email [email protected]
Swimming lessons, aquafitness, special events and camps will be offered at Splash Country this year.
Splash Country Water Park will be open Memorial Day weekend before the full season runs from June 4 through August 7. 3-5.