Hopes for a city supported riverside beach within Saskatoon city limits is not dead.

The west bank of the South Saskatchewan River has become a hot spot in hot weather. The sandbar has been used by those wanting to catch a few rays, or play a game of beach volleyball.

Ward 1 councilor Darren Hill had asked administration to look into the possibility of establishing a public city beach. But a report to the executive committee stated that the sandbars were too dangerous because of the river's current and unstable sand bottom.

The administration recommended putting up signage that would educate people about the dangers of the water, and add parking restrictions along Spadina Crescent to address the increase in illegal parking in the area.