The pool is open from early June to late August and features: 20,000 square feet of water, a water playground with geysers and splash toys, a 25-meter lap pool, a zero-depth entry to allow visitors to wade into the water, two drop slides, two winding water slides that are nearly four-stories high, a wet sand playground area and a picnic gazebo.
Minneapolis Wading Pools
Minneapolis has an abundance of FREE wading pools that are GREAT for small kiddos. Check the website for specific directions, pictures and a complete list of amenities offered at each park. Favorites include Corcoran, Bryant Lake, Longfellow and Linden Hills. Here is a direct link.
4300 W. 66th St. Edina
Admission is $8-10 per person.
Outdoor Pool with water slides, kiddie pool, playground, concessions.
North Commons Water Park
North Commons Website
1701 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis
This awesome water park features speed and loop slides that are three stories tall. They also have a shallow water pool, with water playground features, geysers and gadgets that will thrill any toddler! Funbrellas let you escape the sun and stay cool on summer days.
Oak Hill Park Splash Pad
St. Louis Park Website
3201 Rhode Island Avenue South
10am-8pm daily from the end of May through the end of September
St. Louis Park's FREE splash pad offers tots the equivalent of running through the sprinkler and playing with the garden hose on a grand scale. Kids can activate bubbling hoses, water nozzles and sprinkler arches. The pad is. For specific dates see the website.
Jim Lupient Water Park
Minneapolis Parks Website
1520 Johnson Street N.E. Minneapolis
Minneapolis' water park features three large water slides, including a tube slide. Additional features include a log water walk, many interactive spray features, water volleyball, lap swimming lanes, and zero depth entry at one end for accessibility. The park theme is a rock quarry and featured items are designed to look like a quarry by incorporating stone, foam play quarry equipment and foam logs. There is also a new separate spray pool for the younger kids that is completely accessible as well as new colorful shade structures, outside shower towers, concessions, lots of seating, a grassy sun-bathing area and outside lockers. Covered shelters are available for reservation.
Water Park of America
WaterPark Of America Website
1700 American Blvd, Bloomington
Admission is open to the general public if space is available. Water passes start at $25 a person.
The Water Park of America is one of the country's biggest indoor water park hotel resorts. Located across from the Mall of America, it houses a 70,000-sq.-ft. indoor water park with a 10-story tall water slide complex which guests access via an elevator. Clear acrylic tubes send riders zooming down 100 feet outside a lighthouse and back into the indoor park. In addition to typical water park attractions (water play structure with tipping bucket, lazy river, activity pool, etc.), the huge facility features some unique attractions like a kayak course and a current channel. The resort also features over 400 rooms, many of them suites, plus an arcade and restaurants.
The Depot Hotel
Primarily open Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays.
$20 non-paying guests
Free Children under 2 with paying adult
225 Third Avenue S., Minneapolis
This hotel has an indoor water park and skating rink.
(open during the summer)
N. Lexington Pkwy and Horton Ave 651-489-2811
Highland Park Aquatic Center
(open during the summer)
1840 Edgcumbe Road
A great place! Worth the visit and you'll come back. Swim lessons, concessions, slides, splash ponds and party rental availabilities. Less than 48' tall is $4.50, ages 16 and under are $5, adults are $6.50, seniors are $6. $2 fee to watch. $25 for a family up to 5 people, then $3 for each additional family member. Opens at noon and closes at 7 Saturdays and Sundays, 8pm Monday through Friday.
1400 Phalen Drive 651-776-9833
Sand beach area, sand volleyball, locker rooms and activities center open June through August.
Great River Water Park
270 Lexington Pkwy N, St. Paul.
M, W, F 10:30am-12:30pm, 4pm-8:30pm
$4.50 less than 48'
$5.00 youth under 16
Families up to 5 members $25 +$3/additional person
Water slides, kiddie pools, sauna, and concession stand among many other things. There are restrictions on activities available within certain hours. Please call for further information.
Apple Valley Family Outdoor Aquatic Center
14421 Johnny Cake Ridge Road
Open June-September, weather permitting
$8.50 all entrants
$6 after 5pm
Free for kids under 12 months
The pool has 18,000 square feet of pools and slides (some that are 3 stories high)! They also have a sand and water playground and volleyball courts. The pool is zero entry, so great for little kiddos. Concessions and punch cards are also available.
Cascade Bay Outdoor Water Park
1360 Civic Center Drive Eagan
Admission fees range from $6-$10.00/ person depending on the time of day and your height.
Kids under 18 months are free.
This huge park has lots of amenities. Check out 'Captains Course Mini-Golf'during summer months.
Beaches, Parks and Pools in outlying areas:
Bunker Beach Water Park and Wave Pool
701 County Road A, Coon Rapids
This outdoor park has a wave pool and adventure pool. Tube rental is available at the Wave Pool. The Adventure pool is great for tots, as it is zero entry with a maximum depth of 2 feet. It also has a large play structure. A sand/picnic area (no outdoor food beverage allowed) is also present. Admission is $14 for those over 48' and $11 for 48' and under and seniors. $10 twilight rates after 4pm. Children under 1 are free.
37200 Wild Mountain Road, Taylors Falls
A full service water park for all ages. Prices range from $10-$35 per person depending on the package you choose.
Tropics Indoor Water Park
City of Shoreview Website
4600 Victoria Street N, Shorview
Mon, Tuesday 4pm-8pm
Tues, Thursday 6pm-9pm
This year round indoor pool with water slides is great for tots and has a zero entry area. Concessions available. There is also an indoor play facility which is included in the cost of the waterpark admission. Tropical Adventure Indoor Playground is at the same location but listed under a different address. It confused me, so I thought you should know. They have a 'Dive-In Movie' on Fridays at the waterpark which includes a craft beginning at 6pm with regular admission fees.
Whitewater Country Outdoor Water Park at Valley Fair
The 3.5 acre waterpark is free with general admission. Check on prices online. Adults $35, Children $10, 2 and under are free. Parking is an additional $8.
Owatonna Holiday Inn
2365 43rd Street NW, I-35 Exit 45, Owatonna
M, Th 3pm-9pm
Fri, Sat 10am-5pm
$12 M, Th
$14 Fri, Sat
The Great Serengeti Indoor Water Park has 2 waterslides, one tube slide, 1 body slide, lazy river, activity pool with water basketball and waterfall spa.