1701 Golden Valley Rd.
Minneapolis, MN 55411

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Phone: 612-370-4992

Water Park Hours

Closed for the season

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North Commons Water Park

Part of: North Commons Park

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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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Water Park Features

  • Drinking Fountain
  • Restroom Facility
  • Speed and Loop Slides
  • Shallow Water Pool *Closed for the season*
  • Water Playground Features
  • Geysers and Funbrellas
  • Wading Pool

Good to Know

Youth Swimming Lessons offered at Jim Lupient Water Park, Lake Nokomis Main Beach, North Commons Water Park, Webber Natural Swimming Pool, and Wirth Beach. Parents/guardians will be notified of swim lesson cancellations through email.

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The 2019 repair project at North Commons Water Park includes funding from the 20-Year Neighborhood Park Plan (NPP20). This initiative also funds ongoing maintenance and capital investments to restore neighborhood parks and help address racial and economic equity.

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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 require 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

what to wear in the water swimsuits

Due to the water park’s late opening and its small spray pool not operating, MPRB has discounted admission for the remainder of the season:

  • $6 season pass – Valid only at North Commons Water Park
  • $2 daily admission for guests ages 13 years and older
    Guests ages 12 years and younger: free with paid adult chaperone
  • Adult chaperones may bring up to 4 youth ages 12 years and younger
  • Save time! Purchase passes Wednesday – Friday, July 24 – 26
    • Online at
    • Call 612-230-6495
    • In person at North Commons Water Park, Jim Lupient Water Park or Phillips Aquatics Center

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) – $12.50
2 Family Members – $25
3 Family Members – $37.50
4 Family Members – $50
5 Family Members – $62.50
6 Family Members – $75
More than 6 Family Members – +$12.50 for each

Buy a Pass

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