May 21, 2022

Jackson County Parks + Rec, the third-largest county parks system in the Country, is excited to announce that Longview Lake Beach is fully staffed and will open for the summer on Memorial Day weekend – Saturday, May 28. The opening of Blue Springs Beach is expected to follow in mid-June once lifeguards and managers are in place.

“We are excited about welcoming families back to our beaches and these seasonal positions are critical to ensuring we can do so safely,” said Tina Spallo, Superintendent of Recreation. “It’s a fun atmosphere and a great opportunity to learn responsibility while being outdoors. I encourage all strong swimmers who are looking for a summer job with a great team to apply now.”

Jackson County Parks + Rec has an urgent need for lifeguards and managers this summer, requiring at least 14 Red Cross certified lifeguards and two managers to open both beaches. The Department will pay for the lifeguard certification or recertification as needed.

Successful seasonal candidates must be available to work 30-40 hours per week and be 16-years-old with a valid driver’s license. Interested applicants should apply no later than Friday, May 27 by visiting and look under Parks + Rec or by contacting Tina Spallo at (816) 503-4872 or