Yukon splash pad reopens

Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays, lifeguards needed for local pools

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Lorelei Reeder, 4, of Mustang, uses the splash pad water sprayer at Sunrise Park in Yukon Thursday, June 4. (Photo by Robert Medley)

From Staff Reports

The Sunrise Park splash pad in Yukon has reopened to the public.

The splash pad at 550 S Yukon Parkway reopened Monday, June 1 and opens at 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. weekdays.

 

Children cool off Thursday at Sunrise Park in Yukon where the splash pad is open again. (Photo by Robert Medley)

Saylor Wallis, 3, of Tuttle, took a drink from a splash pad water sprayer Thursday just before noon. She was with her grandmother, “Mimi,” Gina Davenport of Yukon, as temperatures climbed into the 90s.

Lorelei Reeder, 4, of Mustang, aimed the splash pad water sprayer into the sky.

Reeder was at the splash pad with her grandfather, Simon Barrientes of Mustang.
The splash pad opening was appreciated, Barrientes said.

“It’s nice for the kids. Nice for them to get out of the house really,” Barrientes said.
Swimming pools in Yukon have not reopened due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

However, if the city can hire lifeguards, the pool at the Yukon Community Center, 2200 S Holly Ave. will be able to reopen this summer, Mayor Shelli Selby told council members in a Tuesday regular monthly meeting.

Saylor Wallis, 3, of Yukon, takes a drink from the splash pad water sprayer at Sunrise Park in Yukon Thursday, June 4. (Photo by Robert Medley)

The city has advertised for two lifeguard positions. One position is described as head lifeguard.

The temporary summer positions will have various hours. Applicants must be 17-years-old or older.

Those who apply also need a current lifeguard certification.

Preferred candidates will be 18 years-old or older with previous experience in pool maintenance, and aquatic programming.

Hours may include work on nights weekends and holidays. The pay is up to $11 an hour.

City Splash, swimming pool has not yet opened, but plans are being made to open it, a city spokeswoman said.

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Yukon also has a pool at Kimbell Park at 525 S. 7th Street that has not opened.
To apply for the lifeguard positions visit yukonok.gov or call (405) 350-3926.