1701 Golden Valley Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411


Phone: 612-370-4992

Park Hours

6 am-midnight

North Commons Water Park

Part of: North Commons Park

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. 

Features & Amenities

Water Park Features

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Restroom Facility
  • Speed and Loop Slides
  • Shallow Water Pool
  • Water Playground Features
  • Geysers and Funbrellas
  • Wading Pool

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.

Swim lessons at North Commons are available June 20-August 19, 12:15-12:55 pm. Due to currently low enrollment, we will not be offering the 11:30 time slot.

Your NPP20 money at work:

Maintenance is increasing at all neighborhood parks, thanks to additional annual funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20). This initiative also funds ongoing rehabilitation and major project to restore neighborhood parks and help address racial and economic equity.

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Park Rules & Tips

Water Park Rules

  1. Everyone, including spectators, must pay an admission fee.
  2. No outside food allowed in the park. You may picnic outside of the water park and reenter. All guests need a hand stamp to reenter.
  3. You must wear appropriate swim attire in the water; see dress code information below.
  4. United States Coast Guard approved life jackets are the only flotation devices allowed in the water park. The water park does provide life jackets.
  5. No life jackets allowed on any water slide. 
  6. No water toys, sand toys, noodles, water wings or balls allowed in the water park.
  7. Only guests 42 inches and taller may ride the water slides.
  8. Only one rider may go down the slide at a time. Adults may not ride with children.
  9. Guests who are not toilet trained must wear an appropriate swim diaper or plastic pants (with no disposable/cloth diapers underneath).
  10. Youth ages 9-12 must be accompanied by an adult age 18 or older in the facility.
  11. Children younger than 8 years old must be supervised by an adult age 18 or older in the water.
  12. We recommend a 1 adult to 4 children ratio for groups with children ages 12 and younger.
  13. Water park staff will not hold personal belongings for guests. You may rent lockers to secure valuables.
  14. No tobacco allowed in North Commons Water Park.

Dress Code

Appropriate swimwear helps keep the water clean and is important to the health and water safety of all users.

Fabrics Allowed:

  • Nylon
  • Lycra
  • Polyester
  • Silicone
  • Latex
  • Swim Diapers
  • White Cotton

Fabrics NOT Allowed:

  • Colored Cotton
  • Denim (Jeans
  • Leather
  • Wool
  • Corduroy
  • Undergarments
  • Disposable or Cloth Diapers

Examples of What to Wear in the Water

Examples of appropriate swimwear for Jim Lupient Water Park

Admission Rates

Daily Admissions

Guests 42 inches and taller: $5
Guests shorter than 42 inches: $3

After 5 pm Monday-Friday 

Guests 42 inches and taller: $3
Guests shorter than 42 inches: $3

Group Rates With Reservation

Guests 42 inches and taller$5
Guests shorter than 42 inches: $5


Guests 2 and Younger: Free
Chaperone Non-Swimmers: $3

Season Pass Rates

1 Member (Single) - $25
2 Family Members - $50
3 Family Members - $75
4 Family Members - $100
5 Family Members - $100
6 Family Members - $125
More than 6 Family Members - +$25 for each

Rentals & Permits

Group Use Permit: Apply for a permit to reserve waterpark or shelter space for a group. Application [PDF]