1:37 PM: The Hiawatha wading pool is opening late today because of somebody’s dangerous, inconsiderate act. Christine sent a note, saying that while it’s not big news, it is “sad for kids” that somebody got broken glass in the pool, requiring a cleanup operation before it could be filled on this sunny, warm afternoon. We checked with Seattle Parks spokesperson Dewey Potter, who confirmed, “it is closed and the staff are working on it. They discovered a vodka bottle broken in the pool when they arrived at work this morning. They hope to be finished cleaning by around 2 p.m. and then start filling.” (updated) In the meantime, Lincoln Park is open today, as is South Park (location here).
2:30 PM UPDATE: Cleanup done and the pool’s open again.
3:08 PM UPDATE: Parks’ Potter just sent another update:
There was apparently still some glass in the pool even after going over it with a shop vac, and someone cut her foot. The pool is closed again, this time for the day, and the staff will continue to go over it square inch by square inch until they have every grain picked up.
WEDNESDAY UPDATE: Still causing problems – another update from Dewey Potter @ Parks this morning:
The crew has swept the pool with a sweeper and still don’t think they have all the glass. A power washer is arriving there right about now, and they will power wash the pool. It will continue to be closed for at least two more hours, and the staff will update the hotline when the work is complete and the pool is filling. The hotline number is 206-684-7796.
Lincoln, 8600 Fauntleroy Way SW, is open from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m.
EC Hughes, 2805 SW Holden St., is open from noon – 7 p.m.