August 28, 2022 06:00
City of Windsor Parks and Recreation continues to increase program offerings to pre-pandemic levels.
The Learn-To-Swim program has already been released and many courses are filling up quickly.
Adventure Bay Family Water Park will be open Saturdays and Sundays from noon to 4 p.m. During the week, the facilities will be open for programming only.
“There are certainly people who would like the hours to be longer, but we continue to try to alleviate our staffing shortages,” said Jennifer Knights, executive director of recreation and culture for the City of Windsor. “We are looking to expand these once we get additional staff and we have additional demand.”
Staff continue to be the biggest barrier to delivering recreational programs at pre-pandemic levels. During the summer months, the aquatics department only had about 70% of its normal staff.
“We are still actively recruiting and staff are still finalizing our new hires,” Knights said. “We have an ongoing assignment and also held a job fair earlier this month which was well attended.”
Registration for recreational programs opens September 10 on ActiveWindsor.ca.
“We’re trying as hard as we can to get back to where we were based on what people are looking for, so it’s a continuous work in progress for us,” Knights said.