Boise Guardian

No Plans For Lifeguards At Quinn’s Pond

In the previous post we advocated lifeguards at Quinn’s Pond following the tragic death of a 15-year-old refugee boy who had lived in Boise only 9 days.

The community donated $14,000 for his funeral and there has been some talk about swimming lessons and better parenting, but no increased safety measures are being contemplated.

We got this response from Parks Director Doug Holloway when we offered the idea of lifeguards during the remaining hot days of summer when the ponds are busiest:

“We have not considered, nor have we discussed considering providing lifeguards at Quinn’s or Esther Simplot Ponds. All three ponds clearly caution swimming at your own risk.”