About Great River Water Park

Great River Water Park, located inside Oxford Community Center, is Saint Paul's premier indoor aquatics facility.

Online Reservations

Advance reservations and payments are required and can be made online or by calling 651-642-0650. 

Lap Swim Water Aerobics  Open Swim Swimming Lessons Lifeguard Training

Programming Updates and COVID-19 Guidelines

January 7, 2021 Update:

  • In accordance with public health guidelines, Great River Water Park has reopened for water aerobics and lap swim. Open swim will start January 11. Advance reservations and payments are required and can be made online or by calling 651-642-0650.
  • Swim lessons will return in February. 
  • STAR swim team will resume practices on Monday, January 11. 
  • Guests will be required to follow verbal and posted guidelines, rules and procedures.
  • Guests will be required to wear cloth face coverings when not in the pool or on the deck. Cloth face coverings will NOT be allowed while in the water.
  • Lap swim and water aerobics participants are asked to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their scheduled reservation.
  • Upon arrival, guests will be subject to health screenings.
  • Guests will be required to maintain a physical distance from those outside their household at all times, including locker rooms, the pool deck, and in the water.
  • Guests will not be allowed to store belongings overnight in lockers. 
  • All guests must shower prior to pool use. 
  • One swimmer allowed per lap swim lane. 
  • Facility and program capacities will be limited. 
  • Some amenities such as drinking fountains, water slides, the sauna, the diving board, and shared equipment such as kickboards may not available. Call 651-642-0650 for updates.
  • Membership and punch card sales are currently on-hold.

Amenities and Features

NOTICE: Some amenities and features may not be available at this time. Call 651-642-0650 for updates. 

  • 25-yard, eight-lane lap pool
  • Equipment for lap swim
  • Life jackets available to rent for free
  • Children's activity pool
  • One-meter diving board 
  • Large water slides 
  • Large floats (Snappy the Turtle and his log)
  • Men's, women's, and family locker rooms
  • Sauna 
  • Concessions
  • Designated eating areas
  • Party room

Hours

Advance reservations and payments are required and can be made online or by calling 651-642-0650. 

 

Lap Swim
(1hr sessions) 

Water Aerobics

Open Swim

Monday  6:45a, 8a 11a-12p 8:30a-10:30a
2p-6p
Tuesday 7a, 8:15a 11a-12p  
Wednesday 6:45a, 8a 11a-12p 8:30a-10:30a
2pm-6p
Thursday 7a, 8:15a 11a-12p  
Friday 6:45a, 8a 11a-12p 8:30a-10:30a
Saturday 6:45a, 8a 9a-10a 12:30p-6p
Sunday 8:30a, 9:45a 11a-12p  

Admission Fees

Admission is required for all guests ages 3 and up, including non-swimmers. Advance reservations and payments are required and can be made online or by calling 651-642-0650. 

NOTICE: Some activities and amenities may be unavailable at this time. See above for updates. 

Activity

Fee

Open Swim (Ages 3+) $7
Open Swim (Ages 2 & under) Free
Lap Swim/Water Aerobics $8

Memberships & Punch Cards

COVID-19 Update: Aquatics memberships will be extended for a time period equal to the length of time in which our facility and programming was unavailable. We are not renewing or selling new memberships at this time. Any unused punches on a punch card can be used or saved for use at a later date. For more information, contact parkscustomerservice@ci.stpaul.mn.us or 651-642-0650.

Rentals & Parties

For the latest updates and information on rental space and party availability, call us at 651-642-0650.

Last Edited: February 23, 2021