Saint Paul Parks and Recreation operates many aquatic facilities, including our year-round indoor facility the Great River Water Park. Our outdoor facilities include: Como Regional Park Pool, Highland Park Aquatic Center and the Phalen Park Beach.
Currently, only the Great River Water Park is open. All outdoor sites are closed through May 24, 2013. The outdoor locations will open weekends May 25, 26, 27 and June 1, 2, 2013. All sites will open daily June 8, 2013. To view site specific information please click on the
links above and/or below.
The Saint Paul Parks and Recreation aquatic facilities offer programs for all ages that include: swimming & diving lessons, water aerobics, lap swimming, junior lifeguarding and general open swim. Our Phalen Lakeside Activity Center offers unique opportunities to learn boating skills through the sailing classes offered there.
For more details on dates and hours, please click on the links below or on the left.
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Programming and Registration
For information on open swim, lap swim, water aerobics, and swimming lessons at Great River Water Park please click here.
Aquatics News and Announcements
Great River Water Park is open year round. Please click on the links above to view facility web sites for information regarding hours, fees and programs.
Great River Water Park is open with Winter / Spring Hours.
Please Note: Como Regional Park Pool, Great River Water Park and Highland Park Aquatic Center do not accept personal checks. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted.
The Secret Behind our Great Water
In the summer of 2009, the City of Saint Paul partnered with Creative Water Solutions, LLC to introduce a new filtration-enhancement technique using Sphagnum Moss. In the summer of 2011, the City of Saint Paul was awarded the Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention for reducing the amount of chemicals commonly used to condition swimming pools. The Sphagnum Moss-treated water is better on your skin, hair, swim suit, and best of all, your eyes. Come experience our 'great water' at the Como Regional Park Pool, Great River Water Park and Highland Park Aquatic Center to find out what everyone is talking about.