Last week, the heat arrived in the Puget Sound area, and a list of cooling centers was published in the TNT (7-8). And guess what? Sprinker Recreation Center is on the list – and it is open more hours than the others listed, such as public libraries.
So beyond its many recreational uses, Sprinker is also a cooling center, a place to help those vulnerable to heat. It seems only logical to me that a building used for public safety should be maintained, repaired and deemed a safe building. If it is closed, this is another way that the Pierce County Parks and Recreation Department and the Pierce County Council have failed its citizens.