City hires permanent ranger for La Jolla Children's Pool

Spectators eye harbor seals at the Children's Pool in January 2010 during a big-surf day.  Photo: Kathy Day
Spectators eye harbor seals at the Children's Pool in January 2010 during a big-surf day. Photo: Kathy Day

By Dave Schwab

Staff Writer

Lisa Wilson, currently a park ranger at Mission Bay Park, has been hired by the city of San Diego to be the first permanent park ranger at Children’s Pool in La Jolla.

“Wilson has accepted the position and will begin her new assignment Jan. 31,” said Stacey LoMedico, city Park and Recreation director in a memo sent out Monday. “Wilson has over seven years experience as a park ranger for agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Park Service, the County of San Diego and most recently three years with the City of San Diego.”

She'll replace interim ranger Randy Hawley.

LoMedico’s memo noted a resolution adopted by the City Council on May 17, 2010, included the “seeking of private funding for a park ranger or lifeguard with the primary duty of patrolling Children’s Pool and authorizing the Park and Recreation Department to create a volunteer docent program led by the park ranger or lifeguard.”

The memo added that funding for personnel costs associated with the new ranger position at Children’s Pool was secured via a private donation solicited by Councilmember Sherri Lightner representing District 1 which includes La Jolla.

   
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