Summer will soon be here and that generally means that the Sheridan Recreation District ramps up fun outdoor activities for the community. However, before I share a few thoughts regarding the future, I wish to comment on the past. Specifically, I want to acknowledge the Recreation District’s former director, Seth Ulvestad. Seth did a tremendous job while at the District and his dedication to the community, his professionalism on the job, and his positive attitude will be missed. That being said, let’s get back to summer. There are two major activities which are added to my duties.
The first is the outdoor pool at Kendrick Park, or more specifically the water treatment and mechanical operations of the pool. The mechanical operations are no small consideration as the facility is quite old; it is kind of like having that old 1970’s vintage automobile, there is always something which needs to be fixed and mysteriously died a wintry death. Then there is a whole lot of T.L.C. throughout the summer to keep everything working properly. However, that being said, the pool is a mainstay of summer fun for children and family alike, which make the operation worthwhile. Plus, the Red Cross swim lessons offered at the pool have resulted in thousands of children learning to swim! Also, I am fairly confident there is no other outdoor municipal pool where you can also observe buffalo while swooshing down the water slide!
The second is the Kendrick Park Ice Cream Stand. Again, the stand is a mainstay during the summer and is a happening spot all season long. Boasting 32 flavors of hard ice cream along with floats, shakes, and Legerski hot dogs it is a busy place. Selling over 2,200 gallons of ice cream last year and employing 18 hard working folks; it’s another unique gem within the community.
My hope is that you have the opportunity this summer to come down to Kendrick Park and enjoy a beautiful place in a terrific part of the world!
Rich Bridger - Business Manager