Coronavirus Helps Close Burdette Park Aquatic Center for Summer
Ahh social distancing. Just one of the many new phrases we get to use on a regular basis. Unfortunately, it has now affected a popular summer destination. It has been announced that Burdette Park will not be opening its Aquatic Center for the upcoming summer. A big part of this has to do with, of course, the Coronavirus and social distancing. Another reason is that adequately training lifeguards in a short amount of time isn’t plausible. Vanderburgh County Commissioners voted on the matter and reached a verdict by vote 3-0. It has also been announced that Evansville public pools will be closed for the summer as well.
I will say I am pretty bummed out by this. Still being very new to the area, I was looking forward to checking out the Aquatic Center this summer. Having been to Burdette Park a few times already to enjoy the nature trails; my inner five-year-old couldn’t wait to shoot down the huge water slides.
Now that Evansville public pools are closed for the season I do have a quick fix. Get a couple of friends to go in together on a decent sized inflatable pool and have a schedule of who gets the pool on certain weeks and weekends. Then for extra fun grab a small slide, water it down and have yourself a good time with your own at-home water park. It may not be the same as Burdette but hey you can be the envy of all the kids in the neighborhood.