Heights Family Aquatic Center
As the name suggests, Heights Family Aquatic Center is the perfect place for a family day out. The center here has a variety of swimming pools to choose from so there will be something to suit everyone. These include a leisure pool if you want some rest and relaxation, as well as slides and pool toys if you are looking for something a bit more adventuresome. For younger visitors there are kids’ pools and even a tot pool for toddlers to enjoy.
Beginning in April, Richardson has made efforts to fill the seasonal lifeguard positions and modified opening hours for the four neighborhood pools in May due to the lifeguard shortage. On June 15, the city announced that the water park would remain closed for the rest of the summer, due to the lifeguard shortages preventing the facility to operate safely.
After taking additional incentives for applicants including a salary raise, cash rewards for referrals and flexible work schedules, 25 lifeguards applied to work at the HFAC. This means the pool can open on weekends, giving visitors the chance to cool off during the relentless heat. Despite this flood of applicants, 85 lifeguard positions still remain vacant, along with six pool manager and nine assistant pool manager positions, forcing the city to a weekend-only schedule for the aquatic center. In addition, the limited staffing also means that the facility won’t be available for rentals this season.