In addition to 62 neighborhood wading pools located throughout the Minneapolis park system, MPRB offers water recreation at two water parks, a natural swimming pool and an indoor aquatics center. Note: Wading pools have no lifeguards on duty.

Check the daily status for these facilities.

Daily Hours

10 am – 9 pm*
*If the high temperature is forecast for 65 degrees or lower, pools are closed that day.
*If the temperature at 6 pm is 85 degrees or warmer, pools remain open until 10 pm.

Daily Pool and Water Park Status

Know before you go: Check pool and water park closures Pool closure times range from a few days to several weeks, depending on the types of repairs needed.

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2019 Season Dates

Holiday season: Saturday, May 25 to Monday, September 2 (Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day)

*School-site season: Saturday, June 8 to Monday, September 2, 2019. These dates apply to wading-pool locations on or adjacent to a Minneapolis Public Schools (MPS) site. Dates are based on the MPS calendar, which changes yearly. These pool locations are marked below with an asterisk (*).

Post-holiday season: Depending on weather, several pools locations may remain open after Labor Day, with dates and locations to be announced.


Good to Know

Youth Swimming Lessons offered at Lake Nokomis Main Beach, Wirth Beach, Jim Lupient Water Park, North Commons Water Park, and Webber Natural Swimming Pool.

Parents/guardians will be notified of swim lesson cancellations through email.

Map of All Water Recreation Locations [PDF]

Call 612-230-6400 for more wading and swimming pool information.

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Weather-Related Information

  • Swimming pools, wading pools, and water parks open when the temperature is 65 degrees and higher.
  • In the case of rain, swimming and wading pools remain open until the bottom of the pool is no longer visible.
  • In the case of lightning, all people are required to stay out of the pool until 30 minutes after lightning has ended.

Pool Safety

  • All of our pools are in compliance with current requirements.
  • All of our pools are maintained and inspected on a daily basis, including inspection of the drain covers.
  • We are committed to park user safety. For many years we have worked directly with the City and State Departments of Health to ensure visitor safety at our pools, and continue to do so.