Portland city pools back open with some restrictions still in place

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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - If you're hoping to check out a pool Monday to beat the heat, you'll have some pretty limited options in the Portland metro area.

Portland Parks & Recreation has closed all outdoor pools for Monday. The closure is to protect staff and guests from severe heat. PP&R said several lifeguards experienced heat-related illnesses, including one that required a 911 call on Sunday.

The closure comes after Portland set a new all-time temperature record on Sunday: 112 degrees. Temperatures on Monday are expected to be 1-2 degrees warmer.

The city's 25 working splash pads and fountains are open without restrictions. PP&R's indoor pools are open but people have to register to get in, and everything is booked up pretty early.

PP&R says they anticipate providing access to preregistered guests of outdoor pools on Tuesday but will revisit operation schedules daily and can only reopen outdoor pools once it is safe to do so.

For a full list of places to stay cool, including cooling centers and splash pads, click here.

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Our dear leaders are BRILLIANT! Close the pools on the hottest day ever...


Duh. Our leaders know all..you know that. Although I understand that the junior lifeguards need to stay out of the heat, but why not let them be in the pool WITH the guests the whole time? Wow, what a concept. I won't be going back to the PPR cesspools.

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