TO THE CITIZENS OF LESTER PRAIRIE
2020 POOL CLOSURE
During the past few months of this COVID crisis, The Park Board and City Council have been balancing the directives from the MN Department of Health along with the needs and desires of our citizens. We have closed facilities and equipment as directed and opened them when we can. Although many Cities have chosen to close pools, facilities and programs, we have held out in an attempt to open activities at the park and pool for our community this summer.
Although the State has allowed pools to open, the reality is that the criteria and protocols for operation are difficult to attain. After a thorough review by our pool manager, public safety director and our safety consulting company, it has become clear that we do not have the staffing or resources to be able to open our pool. We have worked diligently to meet the protocols published by the MN Department of Health to establish a baseline plan, be we cannot achieve what is necessary to operate the pool. Unfortunately, we are not going to be able to open the pool this summer and we thank you for your patience and understanding.
The City of Lester Prairie
Mike Skrbich - City Administrator
June 11, 2020