Staff limitations have compelled City of Gainesville staff to close doors early on Leonard Park’s newly opened aquatic center.
Patrick McCage announced Thursday that the Leonard Park Aquatic Center (LPAC) is now closed to the public until the 2014 pool season.
All previously scheduled private parties will still take place, McCage added and the closure will not affect those at all. But due to staff constraints, the previously scheduled fall season was halted.
“Our young staff is heavily involved in extracurricular activities in their respective schools which does not allow for too much work time,” McCage said in a media release. “The Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department, as well as the Leonard Park Aquatic Center staff, would like to extend their gratitude to all the patrons that visited our short first year.”
McCage added that the brief August opening of the new LPAC and its multi-featured pool provided a “good taste of the product” that will be available to Gainesville for decades to come.
“The LPAC programs that our young staff oversaw helped over 6,000 visitors for the 2013 season,” he said. “This is what we expected and we are looking forward to playing host to even more for the 2014 season.”
McCage also said the 2014 season is set to begin in late spring, including many job opportunities for area residents.
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