Saturday is the last day to get your swim on | Families
It's a sure sign that fall is around the corner. The Spokane Parks and Recreation Department announced Thursday that the city's pools will be closing this Saturday, August 25.
All six aquatic centers will close at the end of the day Saturday, with the exception of Witter Aquatic Center, which will remain open for lap swimming only, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday for the next two weeks.
So why close the pools before Labor Day?
Parks and Rec cited a couple of factors for the closures, including declining staffing numbers, particularly among lifeguards and support staff, who leave for college in mid-August, the Parks and Rec budget, which won't allow them to extend the operating hours past this Saturday, and several pools needing to get construction warranty work done as soon as possible so the pools can be winterized before cold weather hits.