County opening all pools this weekend, looking for more lifeguards


The pool at the Kennedy Recreation Center.

St. Louis County is excited to announce that all four parks and recreation pools will be open this weekend for families to enjoy and cool off during hot weather.

Like other counties and cities in the area, St. Louis County is working to hire more lifeguards and has bumped up starting pay for these seasonal positions from $13 an hour to $15 an hour. Training and certification are provided by St. Louis County. The county will also offer a $200 pay incentive for lifeguards who work 30 hours or more per week from July 1 through August 21, as well as an additional $50 pay incentive for those who work one shift per day during the last two weekends of the pool season.

Interested applicants can apply here.

“Our employees have done tremendous work to recruit lifeguards and train them to ensure that we can safely open all four of our county pools for residents and their families,” Tom Ott, Director of Parks and Recreation Department, said.

The four pools will be open the following days and hours:
• North County Recreation Complex, 2577 Redman Ave.: Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Pavilion at Lemay, 305 Gregg Road: Open daily from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• St. Vincent Community Center, 7335 St. Charles Rock Road: Wednesday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.
• Kennedy Recreation Complex, 6050 Wells Road: Friday through Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.