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The main attraction of the Edina Aquatic Center is an Olympic-sized pool with a step-in entry, a three-meter diving board, a one-meter diving board and lap swimming lanes. For swimmers' comfort, the water temperature in all pools is kept at 84-86 degrees Fahrenheit.
Out at sea, swimmers beware of The Lost Wave! The newest attraction at the Aquatic Center, this surf-simulator allows novices and veterans alike to try their skills at catching a wave in a safe environment! A skill to be mastered, this “wave in a box” gives swimmers a chance to body board or surf standing up.
The Pirate's Plunge--a water slide tower--features a 207-foot body slide and 300-foot tube flume, with single, double and triple tubes available.
Daring young swimmers fly across the water on the Shipwreck Express--a thrilling cable ride. Riders climb aboard a 10-foot platform, built to look like a ship's bow, grab onto a trapeze bar, glide over the pool and splash into the water below.
The popular children's pool features spiral and tunnel slides, a tire swing, sprays, fountains and other water-in-motion amenities. For easy entry, water depth begins at zero and gradually increases to 18 inches.
Children can dry off and exercise their imaginations in Oakwood Forest, a tree house-themed playground. The focal point of the dry play area is a large tree with a climb-through center, look-out tower and slide exit. The playground also features a life-size giraffe and hippo, monkey bars and a rope spider web.
When it's time for a break, swimmers can relax in comfortable lounge chairs underneath the large shade umbrellas or wooden trellis. A full-service concession area also offers light meals and snacks. Drop anchor at the Edina Aquatic Center and you'll find yourself returning summer after summer.
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