3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis, Park, MN 55416
The Aquatic Park is now open.
New policy for 2020: Visitors ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or by a caretaker or sibling over the age of 16 (maximum 1:3 ratio).
The Aquatic Park will be operating under current state guidelines. Due to water safety concerns, face coverings or masks are not allowed in the pool. While all reasonable measures are in place to help ensure health and safety, each visitor should make their own decision about attending the Aquatic Park based on their personal tolerance of risk related to COVID-19.
New outdoor entrance
New in 2020, there is an outdoor entrance for the Aquatic Park, located next to the main entrance of The Rec Center. Visitors must enter the Aquatic Park through this new entrance. Be prepared to wait outside in line if the Aquatic Park is at capacity. Physical distancing markers will be provided on the sidewalk for those waiting in line.
2020 summer hours
Visitors will be admitted in the order they arrived. If the Aquatic Park is at capacity, visitors will be admitted as other customers exit the Aquatic Park.
July 1 – Aug. 26
|Monday – Sunday||11 a.m. – 7 p.m.|
|Age||Resident fee||Non-resident Fee|
|Ages 1 – 54||$10 per person||$15 per person|
|Ages 55 and over||$8 per person
||$12 per person
|Value pass (eight entrances)||$64 per pass
||Available to residents only|
|Twilight (after 4:30 p.m.)||$6 per person||$6 per person|
Note: Paid admission is required for all individuals 1 year of age or older entering the Aquatic Park.
Value passes are only available to St. Louis Park residents. Value passes can be used for regular daily admission and Parent & Tot time. Adult and senior lap swim value passes can be used during the designated lap swim times.
Learn more about value passes.
Adult lap swim, ages 18 and over, and senior lap swim, ages 55 and over, is available in the 25-meter lanes. Visit the lap swim and events page for dates and times. A $5 per person admission or value pass ($40 for 10 entrances -residents only) is required.
Call 952.924.2540 for information.
The pool will always be closed in the event of severe weather. If the temperature/wind chill falls below 70 degrees and/or there are less than 20 customers in the pool for a one-hour time period, the pool will also close.
In case of questionable weather, call the Aquatic Park weather line at 952.924.2567.
For information about swimming lessons, call St. Louis Park Community Education at 952.928.6777 or visit the Community Education website.
Why aren’t season passes available this year for the Aquatic Park?
We wanted to open the Aquatic Park this year for our residents, understanding that there are currently few recreational opportunities for individuals and families. While a season pass was a great value for a full Aquatic Park season, a new pass option (value pass) was necessary to support operating the Aquatic Park for an abbreviated season.
Why didn’t the Aquatic Park open June 10, when the state said swimming pools could open?
While a tentative date of July 1 was selected to open the Aquatic Park, city officials were waiting for further guidance from the state before making a final decision. Once the governor made his announcement on June 10, staff quickly moved to hire seasonal staff and begin preparing the pool for operation. What usually takes two months to accomplish was completed in just over two weeks. We are pleased to be able to offer this amenity this year, when many other swimming pools and aquatic parks remain closed.
Are there any coupons this year?
No. While coupons were a great value, we won’t be able offer any coupons during the abbreviated Aquatic Park season.
Are face masks required while at the Aquatic Park?
Face masks or coverings ARE NOT allowed while in the water due to safety concerns. Face masks and coverings are allowed on the pool deck. While visitors are encouraged to wear face masks or coverings on the pool deck, it is not a requirement.
Will lounge chairs be available?
Yes. Lounge chairs will be spaced to allow for 6 feet of physical distancing in groups of two, four and six chairs. Aquatic Park visitors are asked not to move the chairs in order to maintain appropriate distance. Chairs will be sanitized throughout the day.
Will physical distancing be enforced on the pool deck or in the pool?
Visitors are asked to maintain physical distancing of 6 feet from those not in their group while on the deck and in the water.
Will locker rooms be available?
Yes. Locker rooms and the required showers will be available. Staff will increase the frequency of cleaning and disinfecting these areas to help reduce any exposure risks.
Will the concession stand be open?
Yes. The concession stand will be open with a variety of food and beverage selections.
Will the water features be open to use?
Yes. Water slides, play features and diving board will be in operation. The water obstacle course will not be in service this season. Tubes will be cleaned and disinfected throughout the course of the day.
Will the sand play area be open?
Yes. The sand play area will be open with the permanent play structures in service. Small sand toys won’t be provided in this area this season.
At what capacity will the Aquatic Park be operating?
In line with state guidelines, the Aquatic Park will be operating at a reduced capacity. At the time of opening, that’s 50 percent or up to 600 visitors. However, city staff may choose to adjust this capacity depending on circumstances and observed conditions once the pool opens. Our foremost concern is the health and safety of our visitors and staff.
Why do visitors under the age of 15 have to be accompanied by a caretaker or sibling over the age of 16, or by a parent or guardian?
Due to the circumstances of COVID-19, it's important that younger visitors are accompanied by a responsible older person who can help ensure their safety and that of others in following special considerations such as physical distancing. Visitors ages 15 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian, or by a caretaker or sibling over the age of 16 (maximum 1:3 ratio).
Why isn’t a reservation system being offered for the Aquatic Park?
While a reservation system may seem to be a good idea, it would be a significant change in the way the Aquatic Park operates for users. Taking into consideration the diversity and demographics of Aquatic Park users, staff felt it was best to operate on a first-come, first-serve basis as we have operated during a traditional season.
How deep is the water at the Aquatic Park?
The Aquatic Park has a zero-depth-entry pool, as well as a diving well with a depth of 12 feet.
Is photography allowed at the Aquatic Park?
Aquatic Park visitors may take limited and quick photos of only those in their own group. To respect the privacy of others, visitors may not photograph people who are not in their immediate group. Visitors who appear to be photographing those not in their immediate group may be asked by a staff person to stop taking photos. Cameras and cell phones are not allowed in the water.