Como Pool Zip LineWe continue to monitor public health guidelines and look forward to a day when we can safely reopen our aquatics facilities, however Como Regional Park Pool and Highland Park Aquatic Center will not open this summer. The ability to safely operate our outdoor pools requires a rigorous hiring and lifeguard training process that needs to start in early March to be successful. Additionally, our service model does not easily allow us to start and stop services should the ‘Stay Safe MN’ dials determined by the State of Minnesota fluctuate throughout the summer. We are continuing to explore other cooling options across the city and will provide more information as those decisions are made. We understand these changes may cause inconvenience to our residents and appreciate the impact these closures have for many in our community. We are exploring other ways for our residents to safely cool off. Visit for updates. 

Aquatics 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


Swimming Lessons Memberships


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.