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Krug Park Pool Opens for the Season

The Krug Park Pool officially opened for the season just in time for rising temperatures.

Posted: May 28, 2018 5:35 PM
Updated: May 28, 2018 11:48 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) The Krug Park Pool officially opened for the season just in time for rising temperatures Monday afternoon.

The neighborhood pool, located across from Krug Park, offers families a cool break from the hammering heat.

Niki Lonjers and her family spent Memorial Day splashing around.

She said she likes to visit Krug Park's pool because it's smaller and more family-friendly than others.

"We picked it because it's less crowded," Lonjers said.

City officials said Monday not everything is ready to go for the season. Currently the kids pool at Krug Park is out of commission due to a small leak.

"We are getting cameras that can fit in the two inch pipes, so we can determine how much damage we have," Assistant Parks Director Jeff Atkins said.

City officials said the community will get to see two new play features in the main pool.

"We have an aquatic rock climbing wall. It's a small wall, but it'll be fun I think especially for the smaller kids," Parks and Recreation Director Chuck Kempf said.

The other feature is a rolling log. That feature won't be available 100 percent of the time, Kempf said.

"It will depend on our staffing levels, because it basically has to have a lifeguard with it at all times," he said. "But we're going to have it out as often as we can.”

In the past, lack of staffing has also limited pool hours. But Kempf said the pool is staffed for the season.

"We are not cutting back on any of the hours from last year," he said. "We think our levels will be high enough to maintain those hours."

The Krug Park Pool is open every Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon until 6 p.m. throughout the summer.

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Storm chances return Monday and increase into Monday night for northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. The region could see a few strong storms and heavy rainfall. Temperatures will rise into the upper 80s.
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