Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announces opening of 20 wading pools on July 4

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board announces opening of 20 wading pools on July 4

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MPRB announces opening of 20 wading pools on July 4

The Minneapolis Park and Recreation (MPRB) will begin to open 20 wading pools across Minneapolis on Saturday, July 4. The locations focus on areas of the city without lakes or other water bodies.

The wading pools will be open seven days a week from noon – 6:30 pm. All wading pool areas will have a limited capacity to ensure that social distancing practices can be followed. Wading pool capacity numbers vary by location and MPRB staff will be on site to help monitor capacity.

Public restrooms will be open for use during the wading pools’ open hours. Drinking fountains will not be available, so please plan to bring your own water in a non-breakable container. Because of the limited number of children and adults who can be in the wading pool area at one time, we ask that visitors limit their time to two hours to allow others to use the wading pools.

The openings begin Saturday, July 4 with wading pools at the following locations:

  • Audubon Park 1320 29th Ave. NE, 55418
  • Bethune Park 1304 N 10th Ave., 55411
  • Bohanon Park 4917 Bryant Ave. N, 55430
  • Bossen Field Park 5701 S 28th Ave., 55417
  • Bryant Square Park 3101 Bryant Ave. S, 55408
  • East Phillips 2399 S 17th Ave., 55404
  • Folwell Park 1615 N Dowling Ave., 55412
  • Harrison Park 503 N Irving Ave. 55405
  • Hiawatha School Park 4305 E 42nd St., 55406
  • Jordan Park 2927 N Irving Ave., 55411
  • Keewaydin Park 3030 E 53rd St. Minneapolis 55417
  • Logan Park 690 13th Ave. NE, 55413
  • Luxton Park 112 Williams Ave. SE, 55413
  • McRae Park 906 E 47th St., 55407
  • Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park 4055 Nicollet Ave. S, 55409
  • Stewart Park 2700 S 12th Ave., 55407
  • Waite Park 1810 34th Ave. NE, 55418
  • Whittier Park 425 W 26th St., 55405

Two additional wading pools will open as soon as mechanical repairs are complete:

  • Franklin Steele Square 1600 Portland Ave. S, 55404
  • North Commons 1801 James Ave. N, 55411

Occasionally, pools may be temporarily closed for maintenance or repair. Please visit http://bit.ly/MPRBpools-status to find the status of wading pools.

All park visitors are asked to follow the Minnesota Department of Health and Center for Disease Control guidelines for social distancing in public to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

  • Do not use parks if you feel sick or have symptoms, including fever, cough, shortness of breath or runny nose.
  • Wash your hands immediately before and after visiting a park or trail.
  • Maintain at least six feet of distance between you and other people. Masks should be worn if physical distancing is not possible.
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