There was supposed to be an opening of a new beach in Union county at the beginning of April but that opening has now been delayed. The beach could be opening at some point in June which is later than planned because they only have 25% of the lifeguards that they need to open and the application portal has been open since March.
Union County Parks and Recreation says it’s currently short nine lifeguards for the season. A full staff would be 12 lifeguards for the two beaches at Cane Creek Park, so there’s a big hole to fill. If Crane Creek Park can hire at least six to seven lifeguards, there are chances that beaches could have a modified schedule.
Parks and Recreation said it will pay lifeguards up to $13.47 a hour and the county is offering an incentive to reimburse the cost of lifeguard certification.