Lufkin City Councilman of Ward 2, Robert Shankle, along with the City of Lufkin have been putting in a lot of hard work to get the pool in Jones Park open again. The pool was set to open on Thursday, June 9th, 2022, and now there has been a delay.

The official announcement said that it was an unforeseen staffing issue pushing the pool’s opening back. They did know that finding lifeguards would be an issue, as it had been in the past, but it's apparently been harder than they originally thought.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The Jones Park pool opening is delayed due to an unforeseen staffing issue. Unfortunately, the City is experiencing a shortage of lifeguards as seen by other pools nationwide. We will continue our recruitment efforts and will announce an opening date when available.

This press release was sent out today and was posted on the City of Lufkin Facebook page. I know there are going to be some very upset little swimmers here in Lufkin this week.

School is out and temperatures are well above 90 degrees every day. It's hard for residents to walk by a perfect, sparkly pool at Jones Park and not be able to swim. Here is how you can help.

The City Of Lufkin Is In Need Of Lifeguards In Lufkin, Texas

Lufkin Parks and Recreation is now hiring certified lifeguards. Pay is $11 per hour. If you are interested in the job call 936-633-0250.

The Jones Park pool will be open, once they find a lifeguard or two, from 11 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday.

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