The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) is opening 20 of its 65 popular wading pools almost two weeks ahead of schedule, and in time to enjoy over the holiday weekend.
See below for a list of wading pools scheduled to open Saturday, May 26. Historically, wading pools in the Minneapolis Park System opened the day Minneapolis Public Schools released for summer. Recent high temperatures prompted park crews to target opening as many pools as possible. Those not open this weekend will open June 6, the last day of public school in the city, or earlier. The wading pool at Farview Park is under renovation and is expected to open in August once completed.
Wading pool styles range from classic circular pools to others with spray features and waterfalls.
Wading pools are open daily 10 a.m.–10 p.m. through Labor Day and are free to use. There are no lifeguards on duty, so parents and children are advised to have fun while keeping safety in mind. For a complete listing of wading pools and locations, visit www.minneapolisparks.org.
The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board offers more than 75 locations to cool off during the summer, including wading pools, beaches and water parks. For more information about wading pools, beaches and waterparks, or water recreation activities such as swimming, sailing or logrolling lessons, visit www.minneapolisparks.org.
WADING POOLS OPEN AS OF JUNE 8, 2012
All wading pools are open (excluding Farview) daily from 10 a.m.–10 p.m.