The City of Buffalo’s nine outdoor swimming pools won’t be opening this summer. The city says a lifeguard shortage is the cause.
“The decision to not open our outdoor pools this summer came down to the safety and welfare of our residents,” Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown said. “We realize this decision will disappoint the hundreds of youngsters and adults who enjoy spending summer hours at our outdoor swimming pools, but the bottom-line is we don’t have the number of lifeguards required to keep our residents safe.”
In turn, Buffalo’s two indoor pools (Cazenovia Park and Lovejoy Park) will be open with extended hours on weekends and weekdays. There won’t be fees to use them either. This will last from July 1 through Labor Day.