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St. Louis Park Rec Center, ROC & Aquatic Park

Free Wi-Fi Available
3700 Monterey Drive, St. Louis Park, Minneapolis
(952) 924-2540
Admission: $9.50
Aquatic Park Admission: Under 1 year: Free; Ages 1 - 54: $9.50; Ages 55 and over: $5.50; Twilight: $5.50; Season passes are available.
Concessions Available
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The St. Louis Park Rec Center features an outdoor aquatic park, two indoor ice arenas—and meeting and banquet facilities. It also includes a picnic area, full-service concession stand and locker rooms.

Saint Louis Park Water Park

The aquatic park consists of a pool with spray features and water slides. It offers plenty of seating and some shade umbrellas. Other family-friendly features include a zero-depth entry, a toddler side in the shape of a whale, and a sand and water play area. Bigger kids will like the 12-foot drop slides, the 350' water slides and the aqua obstacle course. There is space to picnic in the grass and a full concession stand. Daily admission is $9.50/pp with twilight specials and season passes available.

The Obstacle Course includes a ramp, bridge, balance pond, slide, cliff and a corner base and is open on Mondays from 1:15 to 5 p.m. and on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 1:15pm to close.

Hours:

  • June 1 - July 31st.: Weekdays: 11am-8pm; Weekends: 11am-7pm (early close on July 4th)
  • August 1-August 26th: Daily: 11am-7pm

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Aquatic Center Concession Stand

The aquatic center has a concession stand open on weekdays that offers hot dogs, pizza, hamburgers, corndogs, mini-donuts, ice cream treats, beverages and more. 

Recreation Outdoor Center (ROC) at St. Louis Park Rec Center

The ROC is the outdoor recreational facility located portion of The Rec Center. Amenities include a covered ice rink in the winter and covered turf in the spring. Special events, such as the spring egg hunt and ice cream social are also held here.

Little Tot Playtime at St. Louis Park Rec Center

This season tot times run from early November through early May 4, Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 1.m. to 11:30 a.m. Kids ages 3 to 5 and their parents can enjoy unstructured playtime in the Banquet Room. The cost is $2 at the door (or $40 for a 30-session pass).

The rec center also offers a structured Creative Play program for ages 3-5, where parents can learn about preschool development while playing by using storytelling, improv, mindfulness and collaborative activities. This program requires registration and a commitment. 

Little Tot Playtime at St. Louis Park Rec Center and other Tot Times.

If you are looking for another tot time option, click here to check out: Get Moving: Tot Times, Open Play, Gym &; Swim Spots for Tots in the Twin Cities.

Birthday Parties at St. Louis Park Rec Center

Birthday Parties at St. Louis Park Rec CenterThe recreation center has rooms available for rent for birthday parties and other private events.

Aquatic Park Party
During the summer, you can rent an aquatic park gazebo for $35-$45 for 2 1/2 hour time blocks. Guests will still need to pay daily admission. The entire aquatic park can also be rented for $400/hour.

Indoor Ice Skating Party
During open public skating sessions, either the Gallery or the Banquet Room can be rented for private parties. Each party will include two hour use of a room and admission to open skating for up to 15 people. Skate rental will be available for an additional $3 per pair.

Indoor Ice Rink Rental
Rent whole indoor ice arena for birthday parties, celebrations, and company or school events. The Gallery Room is included for up to two hours without additional charge. The Banquet Room can also be reserved for use at half price the cost. Up to 15 rental skates are included with private ice rental.

 

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