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North Commons Park, Minneapolis

1801 James Ave N, Minneapolis, MN 55411, United States
612-370-4921
Admission: $0.00
Water Park Daily Admission: Over 42 inches: $5; Under 42 inches: $3
Hours of Operation:
Mon. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Tue. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Wed. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Thu. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Fri. 03:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Sat. 09:00 AM - 04:00 PM
Sun. Closed
Currently Showing Building Hours August 27 2018-June 11 2019: Park Hours: 6 am-12 pm
Details:

North Commons Park and Recreation Center feature spacious grounds, beautiful scenery, and many amenities that include a water park and wading pool, sports fields and courts and a playground. 

North Commons Water Park

Note: North Commons Water Park is currently closed for major repairs; an opening date is currently planned for mid-July.

The water park's fees are listed above. The water park is open from early June through late August. Amenities include three-story speed and loop slides, a water playground, and "Funbrellas" for shade. The water park's regular season runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Learn more about North Commons Water Park here.

North Commons Wading Pool

There is an additional non-guarded wading pool that is free. The wading pool is open Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.

Free Lunches for kids in Twin Cities ParksFree Summer Meals at North Commons Park

North Commons Park has participated in the summer meals program, offering free lunch and snacks to children under 18 years during summer break. Please call to confirm it is still participating in the program.

North Commons Recreation Center

This recreation center has air conditioning. It offers a variety of camps, activities, events and programs. Find more information in the seasonal activity guides. Indoor amenities include board games and a computer lab. There are also rec room games - foosball, ping pong, billiards. In 2019, was updated with a new basketball court, backboards, rims, lights, fresh paint, and new enhancements throughout the center. These improvements were part of an effort to build a safe place for families and young people to play, learn and grow so this park could continue to be a community hub and a resource for kids of all ages.

Birthday Parties at North Commons ParkBirthday Parties at North Commons Park

MPRB invites the public to use North Commons Rec Center to its full potential! Individuals and groups are encouraged to use the centers and park spaces for self-directed activities. There are different permit requirements and special use fees, depending on the use.

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