Park District: Roosevelt Pool Reopens
Following Friday’s tragic drowning death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas in Glenview, Roosevelt Pool reopened Monday at noon. Park District officials have announced that until further notice, all camps are suspended from pool use.
Updated June 19, 3:35 p.m.
Following the tragic drowning of Vicente Cardenas, 4, at Glenview's Roosevelt pool Friday, Park District officials have announced that until further notice, all camps are suspended from using either Roosevelt or Flick Pools during public swim hours.
Cardenas was on a camp trip with Glenview-based Wesley Child Care.
Stay tuned to Patch Wednesday to learn what policy and operational changes the Glenview Park District has in store following Vicente's death.
As public safety officials continue to investigate the death of 4-year-old Vicente Cardenas, the Glenview Park District will reopen the pool where the drowning incident occurred Friday, according to a special alert e-mail sent Sunday night.
After pulling Cardenas from the water at Roosevelt Pool, lifeguards administered CPR to the unresponsive boy before paramedics transported him to Glenbrook Hospital. Cardenas passed away just before 4 p.m. Friday afternoon.
The victim was one of 19 children on a trip to Roosevelt Pool with Glenview-based Wesley Child Care Center.
The Glenview Park District shared the following with the Glenview community:
The Glenview Park district would like to update the community on the recent tragedy involving a drowning at Roosevelt pool on Friday, June 15th. District officials have been working with the Glenview Police and Fire Departments in continuing the investigation around this tragedy.
After a full debriefing of Roosevelt Pool staff and an extensive in-service training held earlier today, it has been determined that our lifeguard, management and customer service staff are ready to resume their duties. Roosevelt pool will reopen on Monday, June 18th at 12:00 noon.
The pool will operate on a slightly shortened schedule, closing at 6:00 pm. Please contact the pool hotline at 847-724-3337 for further updates on hours.
Flick Pool is currently operating on its normal schedule and will continue to do so, as will Splash Landings.
While district officials continue to review operational procedures, camps will not be attending the pools during public session for the week of June 18th. Once the evaluation is complete the district will determine whether any operational modifications are necessary.
For more information or if you have questions, please contact Chuck Balling, Executive Director at 847-657-3215.