MPRB: 20 wading pools to open on July 4

MPRB: 20 wading pools to open on July 4 Photo: KSTP/Ben Rodgers.

Updated: June 30, 2020 05:08 PM
Created: June 30, 2020 05:03 PM

Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) on Tuesday said it will begin to open 20 wading pools across the city on July 4.

The locations will focus on areas of the city without lakes or other bodies of water, according to MPRB.


Those pools will be open seven days per week from noon to 6:30 p.m., and all wading pool areas will have a limited capacity to allow for social distancing. Because of the limited capacity, MPRB asks people to limit their time at the pools to two hours so others can use them.

Public restrooms will also be open during the wading pools' hours but drinking fountains won't.

The openings beginning on July 4 include 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

Pools will occasionally close for maintenance. You can check the status of the pools here.

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