Joe Burns—Hayden Recreation Centreer
It’s difficult to put a title on Joe’s career at Hayden Recreation Centreer. He was one of the original lifeguards when the building opened in 1958. He’s been the aquatics director, recreation director, lifeguard, swim instructor, recreation instructor, and founder of the Joe Burns Hayden Basketball Tournament. Joe has done it all at Hayden. Joe, 86, opens the rec center every weekday at 7 a.m. Of course, he’s there at 6 a.m. making sure everything is ready. Hayden regulars will recognize “The Rock” where Joe was photographed. Generations of children have played on “The Rock” and utilized the wealth of Hayden Recreation Center activities.