WAYNESBURG – The Greene County Commissioners announce the closure of the Mon View swimming pool due to lack of staff showing up to work. Like so many other businesses, locally and regionally, Greene County Parks and Recreation has had its struggles with staffing. They have tried to move staff from Waynesburg as much as possible, but most of the lifeguards did not have a driver’s license or transportation.
In addition to staffing issues, the pool has not had enough customers to justify keeping it open. The pool has been open for 56 days this summer. With the exception of day campers, 34 of those 56 days have seen 10 or fewer swimmers and for 20 of those days nobody came to swim at all. There are no scheduled pool parties at Mon View for the rest of the summer.
“As a county, we intend to provide every practical amenity and opportunity we can to our residents and visitors, but those activities have to be feasible at a reasonable cost. We obviously cannot keep pools open without lifeguards and it is not reasonable to keep them open without customers,” stated Mike Belding, County Commissioner.
Previously purchased passes will be honored at the other county pools in Carmichaels and the Waynesburg Water Park. For more information, please call the Recreation Office at 724-852-5323.