April 2021 Update: We are preparing to open our splash pads, Highland Park Aquatic Center, Como Regional Park Pool, and Phalen Beach on June 12, 2021. We are currently evaluating our aquatics hours, rates, and membership structure and will share more information at www.stpaul.gov/aquatics as it becomes available. 

Great River Water Park is currently open, but will be closed during the Summer 2021 season. Great River Water Park swimming lesson and lifeguard training registrations can be made online, along with reservations for open swim, lap swim, and water aerobics. Public health guidelines will be in place and spaces are limited.

Como Pool Zip LineAquatics Facilities

Saint Paul Parks and Recreation operates four high quality aquatic centers. Great River Water Park is open year-round and  Como Regional Park Pool, Highland Park Aquatic Center, and Phalen Park Beach are open seasonally. Visit the pages below for hours, locations, admission rates, memberships, and more.

Great River Water Park Como Regional Park Pool Highland Park Aquatic Center Phalen Beach Splash Pads

Online Reservations 

Reservations can be made online or by calling 651-642-0650. Reservations are required to be made 24 hours in advance for lap swim and water aerobics. 

Lap Swim Water Aerobics  Open Swim Swimming Lessons 


Saint Paul Parks and Recreation proudly offers a number of high quality and affordable aquatic programs, including swimming lessons, water aerobics, instructional rowing, lifeguard training, and sailing lessons. In addition, facilities are available to rent for birthday parties or other private events while memberships and punch cards are available to those looking to stay fit or looking for a great gift.


Last Edited: April 2, 2021