5/2 & 5/4: MayDay Build Workshops | In the Heart of the Beast Puppet & Mask Theatre, Minneapolis • 7-9pm • Come help create floats for the annual MayDay celebration in Powderhorn Park. Artists will guide volunteers in creating a piece of their own or a contribution to a parade float.
If you’re looking for a few new places to cool off this summer, we’ve put together a master list of all the Twin Cities Metro-area splash pads we could find. The pads are organized by region for your convenience and nearly all are free of charge (except where noted). With a few more elaborate exceptions, these aren’t so much swimming holes as simple spots where you might beat the heat with your youngsters. Stay cool! Please feel free to leave a comment if you know of any other great places to splash in the Metro.
SAINT PAUL AREA SPLASH PADS
Conway Recreation Center, 2090 Conway Ave • Daily 8am-8pm • Details: This relatively new pad opened June 2013. Enjoy the fountains and new playground equipment.
Lewis Park, 900 N Marion St • Daily 8am-8pm • Details: St. Paul’s first splash pad features fountains and jets plus fun new playground equipment. We love the synthetic turf surfacing on the playground, but I’d advise you to keep your shoes on.
MINNEAPOLIS AREA SPLASH PADS & POOLS
Waite Park Wading Pool & Splash Pad, 1810 34th Ave NE • Open during park hours • Details: Cool off at the newly-renovated Waite Park wading pool and check out its zero-depth entry, new shade structure and interactive water features. Read More