Followup: Hiawatha wading pool still closed because of glass

Followup to our report from yesterday, which we had just updated with new information from Seattle Parks today – the broken glass that shut down the Hiawatha wading pool for most of yesterday, and injured one child when the pool was briefly reopened, still isn’t all gone, so the pool’s still closed and the cleanup operation continues. Parks says that when it’s reopened, they’ll update their hotline (206-684-7796).

5 Replies to "Followup: Hiawatha wading pool still closed because of glass"

  • bsmomma July 25, 2012 (1:11 pm)

    Shall we all show up with our vacuums??

  • Forest July 25, 2012 (1:48 pm)

    I passed by the wading pool at 1:45. It’s open again and packed with kids.

    • WSB July 25, 2012 (2:09 pm)

      thanks, Forest!

  • Leann July 25, 2012 (2:55 pm)

    Indeed it was opened about 1:35 after waiting and waiting for it to be ready. I had even checked the website at 12 and nothing was mentioned about any delays. You would have thought they had all day yesterday to get it cleaned up. And that they would have used something more efficient than a household kitchen broom to sweep the pool. And would have called in for extra help sooner than 12:45 when a truck pulled up and they used leaf blowers to blow all the debris around they spent an hour sweeping up. And to make the experience of waiting for almost 2 hours even more pleasant, the staff member on duty did nothing but yell and bark unkindly at the little kids for playing in the water spout. Next time we are just going to fill up the wading pool at home.

  • AMB July 25, 2012 (8:06 pm)

    We went to the wading pool this evening, and my four year old son stepped on a piece of glass near the picnic table and cut his foot. I guess they got it all out of the pool, but not out of the area. The staff member was great, cleaned up his foot and gave him a bandage. Parents, I know we’re all always aware of our surroundings, but take special care in the grassy areas around the pool for awhile. The pieces my son stepped on were small and not easy to spot until it was too late. I have a few words I’d love to say to the person who did this. None of them printable.

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