New Hope Aquatic Park Opening Delayed

New Hope Aquatic Park Opening Delayed
After exploring several scenarios presented by staff, the City Council came to a consensus that delaying the opening of the New Hope Aquatic Park until the 2021 season would be in the best interest of the health and well-being of both pool visitors and staff. Several factors were considered, including the uncertainty of when and if aquatic facilities will be allowed to open, Centers for Disease Control and Minnesota Department of Health requirements, the inability to train lifeguards under the current guidelines, and the budget. City Manager Kirk McDonald stated, "It breaks our heart not to be able to open this pool. We have all been working so hard for two years. It's the last thing we wanted."