City beaches close for a day or two for coolness
- Blog Post by: Steve Brandt
- July 14, 2014 - 3:48 PM
If you're going to swim in Minneapolis, you'll be doing it without a lifeguard -- the eight park beaches and two water parks are closed Monday -- and likely Tuesday as well.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announced the closing Monday because the temperature didn't meet the minimum threshold of 65 degrees. A water park at Northeast Park and the North Commons water park operated by the YMCA followed suit.
With one weather service forecasting a temperature of 63 degrees for 11 a.m.Tuesday, when the weather closure determination is made, the closure may well extend another day. But the forecast calls for a sufficiently high temperature on Wednesday that the beaches could reopen.
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