There was a sea of disappointing Bismarck/Mandan people who had their sights on hot summer days and lounging at the pool...

...this was the case just last month when it was announced that "Bismarck will only have one outdoor pool open this summer" - back on May 24th - according to "Bismarck Parks and Recreation needs 40 more lifeguards to fully staff and safely open all three outdoor Bismarck pools. That means they’re only going to open Hillside Pool this summer"  - Like I said earlier, a FLOOD of disappointing people had their summer visions ruined. Temporarily

Suddenly the future looks bright and refreshing, to say the least

If someone out there was praying for things to change, they sure got their wish. Very soon there will be a sea of happy-soon-to-be-sun-tanned North Dakotans, stepping into the cool blue water of the Elks Aquatic Center. Check this out - Here is a Media Release from Bismarck Parks And Recreation District - but first a quick tease :) - BPRD Announces Schedule for Elks Aquatic Center!

Opening day is set for THIS Friday - High Noon - Bring your towel and sunscreen...

...THE Best news of all:

"Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) will open Elks Aquatic Center for the season on Friday, June 16, at noon. Pool hours at Hillside Aquatic Complex and Elks Aquatic Center are 12-4 p.m. and 4:30-8 p.m. Monday-Thursday and 12-7 p.m. Friday-Sunday. Hours are subject to change throughout the season, so check the schedule on the website or call the facilities prior to visiting. BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center indoor pools are open for summer hours"

By the way, BPRD still has part-time openings for lifeguards and swim instructors - you can click here more information. Be safe and have fun!



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