In Craig Strid’s viewpoint article it stated that “the YMCA has taken over maintenance of designated areas of city parks”, which is not correct. The YMCA of the Northwoods is contracted with the city of Rhinelander to provide lifeguarding services in the summer months at Hodag Beach. We provide this service to protect the community and only are paid to cover the costs of our employees as we are a non-profit organization. We are not responsible for any clean-up or any maintenance of any parks in the city of Rhinelander.
Melissa Nieman, YMCA of the Northwoods, Aquatics Director