North Commons Water Park opens Saturday, July 27

The North Commons Water Park opens for its 22nd season this Saturday, July 27 at 11am, following extensive updates this year to the filtration and electrical systems of all three pools located in the water park.

The large main pool and deep plunge pool featuring two water slides will open as scheduled; however, the small shallow spray pool will not be operating due to a series of leaks in pipes below ground. The pipes were not part of this year’s work and the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) plans to repair them after the water park closes for the season September 3. For the remainder of the summer, young children can enjoy slip-and-slides within the enclosed water-park area. The children’s wading pool located at the south end of North Commons Park is also open daily.

North Commons Water Park features opening July 27:

  • Main pool for open swim and play and lap swimming (25 yards x 3.5′- to 4.5′-depth)
  • Water slides and plunge pool
  • Slip-and-slide features on the grassy area within the water park (alternative to small spray pool)

Discounted admission through Labor Day

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

Water Park Hours

Monday – Friday from 1 pm – 7 pm
Saturday – Sunday from 11 am – 7 pm