A snapshot of 2015 summer programming accomplishments

Summer is nearly over, and we’re reflecting on all of the memories made and goals reached this season! In perhaps our busiest summer ever – due the long stretches of hot, sunny weather – we saw huge number of people at our summer programs, parks, pools and beaches.

Take a look at the stats below and tell us what your favorite summer memory is on Twitter!

Mounger Pool 2015

Beach Attendance 249,013 (up from 237,388 last year)
Beach Rescues 99 (up from 86 last year)
Free Swim Lessons 1,244 (up from 936 last year)
Pools 328,480 General Admission, and almost 270,000 swim lessons
Craft Center Programs 11,000+ participants
Attendance at Boat Ramps 13,430 drop-in (up from 11,729 last summer)
*In 2015 there has been a major effort to recruit, train and develop youth for employment in aquatics. 34% of current employees are youth and 29% are people of color.

Summer Day Camp participants 2015

Community Center Programming
Instructional Programs                  Almost 3,000
Camp Participants 23,706
Fitness Programs Almost 2,000

Mayor Murray at Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival.

Other Fun Facts
Bicycle Sunday participants       36,420
Picnics Booked                 4,234
Weddings 257
Langston Hughes 92 teen musical participants, 6 Summer Youth Employment Program Youth Support, 30 Artist-in-training stipends for teens
Golden Gardens Bathhouse Rentals       125
Othello Park International Music and Arts Festival Over 1,500 attendees