Summer 2018

2018 Platinum Aquatics Safety Award

Veterans Park District was recently awarded the Platinum International Aquatic Safety Award for consistently exceeding industry standards by Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. – International Aquatic Safety and Risk Management Consultants. Earning this award demonstrates that the aquatic facilities we operate consistently exceeded industry standards in risk management and epitomize aquatic safety excellence. This award acknowledges Veterans Park District, Gouin Pool lifeguards and staff with consistently being afforded the highest degree of swimmer protection currently available for the aquatic industry. International Aquatic Safety Awards are presented annually to participants in Jeff Ellis & Associates, Inc. Comprehensive Aquatic Risk Management Program (CARMP) and are based on the results of multiple random unannounced Aquatic Facility Operational Safety Audits throughout the year. These audits include undercover video surveillance of individual lifeguards while they guard/monitor their Zone of Protection® areas, to accurately evaluate their professional diligence. Additionally, individual and team basic life support and rescue skills are evaluated, along with simulated emergencies that measure the effectiveness of established Emergency Action Plans. The audit concludes with administrative, supervisory and facility evaluations. Only clients scoring in the top 10% of the audit criteria receive this award. We are honored to receive such a prestigious safety award and especially proud of our Gouin Pool Lifeguards and staff.

Summer 2016

Gouin Pool Receives the 2015 Gold International Aquatic Safety Award

Veterans Park District Gouin Pool Lifeguards have been awarded the Jeff Ellis & Associates prestigious “Gold International Aquatic Safety Award”. This award recognizes the professionalism and outstanding safety standards that our lifeguard staff is committed to, while providing the highest swimmer protection at Gouin Pool.

Fall 2012

VPD Partner of the Year for Youth Outreach Services

Youth Outreach Services, an agency that promotes the strengths and abilities of youth through community based programs, named Veterans Park District their Partner Agency of the Year at their Annual Meeting. Veterans Park District has offered space for the youth to play basketball and hold cooking classes.  The youth involved with Youth Outreach Services have been enjoying these programs very much and have many other opportunities to be involved with the Park District, such as teen trips and Midnight Hoops.