MPRB to reduce lifeguards at park beaches

MPRB to reduce lifeguards at park beaches Photo: KSTP-TV.

Ben Rodgers
Updated: July 31, 2020 08:34 AM
Created: July 31, 2020 08:30 AM

Friday, the Minneapolis Parks and Recreation Board announced it will reduce lifeguarding services at park beaches due to a staffing shortage. 

Originally, MPRB staffed lifeguards at five beaches. Now, only the Bde Maka Ska Thomas beach, Lake Nokomis main beach and Wirth Lake beach will be staffed. 


Lifeguards will be on duty at the beach from noon to 7 p.m. In the event temperatures are above 85 degrees, lifeguards will remain on duty until 8 p.m. 

The lifeguard service will continue at the beaches through Labor Day. 

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