MINNEAPOLIS--With temperatures heating up, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has announced lifeguard hours will be extended an extra hour during the summer's hottest nights.
Regular lifeguard hours at eight beaches will be extended to 8 p.m. during days when temperatures are at least 85 degrees as of 6 p.m.
The Minneapolis Park Board's 12 beaches are open 6 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. Lifeguards are on duty through Aug. 19 from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily at East Cedar and Lake Calhoun Thomas beaches and 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Thursday-Sunday at Cedar Point, Lake Calhoun 32nd, Lake Harriet North, Lake Nokomis 50th, Lake Nokomis Main and Wirth Lake beaches.
Lifeguards are not provided at Cedar South, Lake Calhoun North, Lake Harriet Southeast and Lake Hiawatha beaches.
The Park Board has also announced that lifeguards will be on duty Wednesday, July 4 at all eight beaches offering lifeguard service.
Find a location near you at www.minneapolisparks.org