Need another tool in your box to push through the last few weeks of chilly Minnesota temps? Give the (indoor!) Great River Water Park in St. Paul a try. During the 2022-2023 indoor season, open swim hours are offered every day, except Tuesday and Thursday. We recommend checking the City of Saint Paul’s website for the most current schedule.
FREE Rondo Community Open Swim Sundays
Beginning in January of 2024, there is FREE open swim for all ages on Sundays from 12pm to 5pm. Free water safety education training is also available from 3pm to 3:25pm.
Why We Love Great River Waterpark
Now, don’t get Water Park of America visions in your head. The children’s activity pool at Great River is equipped with a medium-sized water play structure, small slides, bubblers and a few interactive touches. But this is what makes the junior water park such a relief to those parenting multiple little ones! The zero-depth entry maxes out at 18 inches deep. Vigilant lifeguards pace the perimeter. The tot’s pool is also kept in a separate room to cut down on cross-traffic from older kids. (Just a note: I found this pool a little cool for my liking, but my little ones didn’t complain.)
Speaking of those older kids – if you’ve got them – they’ll appreciate the two enclosed-tube waterslides that snake outside the building and back, and the larger swimming pool.
The kids pool is kept warm. It’s no substitution for summer, but a day at the Great River Water Park might make bearing the end of winter just a little easier.
Make It A Day of Fun
Combine your visit to the Great River Water Park with a visit to the playground (newly built in 2023) at Dunning Park and Sports Complex, found just across Lexington Parkway on the other side of Central High School.
Great River Water Park
Oxford Community Center
270 N. Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Current admission: $7/pp
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