Certifications make Aquatic Maintenance Team more effective

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With the addition of the Crossroads Splash Pad coming on-line in July, it is essential that "Parks Maintenance Division" staff be a key part of the Parks & Recreation Department's Aquatic Maintenance team. Nate Jansky, Carlos Ochoa, John Smith, Mario Luna, Rene Romero and Ruben Cruz have earned their Aquatic Facility Operator (AFO) certification and are now properly trained and certified to work on Aquatic facilities.

Prior to these staff receiving this certification, the Parks & Rec. Dept. only had a few staffers who possess the Aquatic Facility Operator certification. This training has provided our staff with Health Dept. Requirements training, Water Chemistry training, Identifying Chemical types for Sanitizing and Treating Water, and understanding  Water Collection Systems, Pumps and proper water Filtration.
“This training is a good example of the professional training Town management is committed to providing our staff,” said Marana’s Parks and Recreation Director Jim Conroy.


The Town’s other splash pad at the Marana Heritage River Park opened earlier this month to great popularity. Anticipation for the facility’s opening was so great that the Facebook post announcing the opening had more than 25,000 views.

“Facilities like the Splash Pad are a great way for families to engage in safe water fun, and the popularity is a true testament to the positive impact public parks can have on our community,” Conroy said.

The Marana Pool at Ora Mae Harn Park is due to open on May 29 and offers free admission as well as seven swim lanes, a diving bay and ramada-style seating. The pool is 25 yards in length and has depths ranging from 3 to 12 feet.

The Town is still looking for a few lifeguards for the pool.

Splash Pad Hours- Daily;  8am-7pm
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