So you’ve got a little one who’d prefer to become accustomed to the pool without those periodic (and unintentional) slaps of water in the face from sharing space with the big kids? The following Twin Cities pools are offering special tot times this summer solely for the purpose of helping youngsters get comfortable in the water:
TWIN CITIES OUTDOOR POOLS
Battle Creek Waterworks | Maplewood
Tot Tuesday & Thursday: Ongoing Tues & Thurs through 2019 season, 9:30-10:30am | $2.50/pp ages 5 & under with guardian, additional fee of $4.50/pp if staying after 10:30am. Zero-depth entry, water tables and other age-appropriate splash opportunities.
Bloomington Family Aquatic Center
Open Tot Swim: Mon-Fri, Early June – Early September, 10am-noon | $8-$10/pp ages 1-6 with caregiver | Cool off at the new tot spray table in the zero-depth entry pool. 1:1 parent to child ratio required for children under 5.
Cascade Bay | Eagan
Little Mates: June 8-Aug 26, 2019, Daily except Wednesdays, 9:45-10:45am | $4/child | Swimmers and splashers ages 0-6 have the pool and sand to themselves before the water park opens for the day.
Como Regional Park Pool | St Paul
Tot Time: Saturdays through 2019 season, 9:30am-11am | $8/parent and child pair, $4/additional child, ages 0-6. Only the splash pad is open during this time. All are welcome to stay for open swim at 11:00am at no extra charge.
Crystal Cove Aquatic Center | Crystal
Little Splashers Pool-Time: Saturdays June 15, 22, 29; July 6, 13, 20; Aug. 3, 10, 17, 10:30am-12:30pm | $3/child ages 7 & under, adults free | Only the zero-depth pool will be open. Pool closes at 12:30 pm and re-opens at 1:15 pm with normal admission fees and hours.
Lorraine Park Splash Pool | South St Paul
Toddler Time: Mon-Fri 11am-12:30pm | $4/pp, caregivers and children 2-3 yrs. June 8th – August 18th, 2019.
St Louis Park Aquatic Center
Parent & Tot Time: Mon– Fri, 10-11am | $9.50/pp | Exclusive use of the shallow end of the pool with its splash features for tots and their caregivers.
Sandventure Aquatic Park | Shakopee
Splish and Splash Tot Time: June 14-August 16, 2019, Fridays, 9:45-10:45am | $5/child | While this was a pre-register program in past years, it appears to be a drop-in program in 2019. During these sessions, parents can bring their infants and toddlers to play in the sand and swim in the zero-depth entry pool before the park opens to the public.
Chaska Community Center Pool
Tot Time Swim: Leisure Pool – Mon, Fri, Sun 10:45-12:45pm (We recommend checking the Leisure Pool Schedule); Swim times are subject to change. | $6.05-$8.38/pp ages 6 & under with caregiver. Plan to spend time in the outdoor splash pad!
Eden Prairie Community Center Pool
Tot Time Open Swim: Tues & Thurs-Sun, 9am-12pm | $5.50-$7.50/pp, families with children ages 5 & younger can bring other children up to age 7 during Tot Time Open Swim. Only the pool with the play features is open during this time.
MORE WATER FUN FOR LITTLE ONES
- Cool Off at Twin Cities Area Splash Pads & Wading Pools
- Splash Happy: Twin Cities Guide to Beaches, Pools & Water Parks
- 10 Twin Cities Beaches & Playgrounds to Try This Summer
- 10 MORE Twin Cities Beaches, Playgrounds & Attractions to Try This Summer
- FFTC Guide to Affordable Summer Water Fun