Record-breaking temperatures have been plaguing Seattleites since the end of June, and there’s no relief in sight.
Seattleites have been clamoring to Seattle Parks’ public beaches, spray parks and indoor/outdoor pools to try and escape the heat. During the first 15 days of open public beaches, lifeguards made 29 water rescues compared to 14 at this time last year. Beach attendance numbers have nearly doubled since 2014. Our lifeguards have been working tirelessly to keep the public safe, and they’re efforts go largely unnoticed. Recently, a member of the public sent the Mayor a letter of commendation for Seattle Parks’ aquatics staff, and we wanted to share. [Read more…]