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All guests are required to pay admission to get into the park. There is no way to separate or regulate those who are not using the amenities.
U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are allowed in the Main pool and the Tube slide only (they are not permitted in the zero depth pool, diving boards, zip line, or body slide). A limited number of approved flotation devices are available for use at the Aquatic Center. Inflatable devices and puddle jumpers are not permitted.
There is no minimum age as we feel it is up to the parents discretion and based upon the child's swimming ability and maturity.
All amenities, with the exception of the concession stand and The Lost Wave surf simulator, are included in the daily admission fee. Season passes include the surf simulator. Height restrictions apply.
Unfortunately, the Edina Aquatic Center can no longer accept personal checks. However, we do accept cash or credit card purchases at our Admissions and Concessions windows.
Swim diapers are required on all children 3 and under and on children over age 3 who are not completely potty trained. You can purchase a swim diaper from the admissions counter.
The pool is staffed by certified lifeguards who complete a rigorous national training program. The pool also undergoes safety audits throughout the season.
At its deepest point, it's 18 inches.
Yes, we have men's and women's locker rooms. Lockers are for daily use only. You must bring your own lock. All locks must be removed at the end of the day.
Please note the locker rooms are not air conditioned.
Proper swimming attire is required. Cutoff shorts are not acceptable; the rivets on the shorts will damage the waterslide.
Call or stop by the Edina Aquatic Center to report a lost item. Please note that the Edina Aquatic Center only keeps items for one week.
The Edina Aquatic Center has you covered. Swim diapers, dive rings, goggles, beach towels and sunscreen are available for purchase at the admission window.
The Edina Aquatic Center does not allow outside food or beverages into the facility. Coolers, glass containers, alcohol and tobacco are also not allowed. Concessions are available on-site.
We have some sun large sun umbrellas that provide shady spots. Look for those when you arrive.
Having someone bring in a portable umbrella creates several potential hazards, so we don't allow those.
Weather closures are posted on our Facebook page. When thunderstorms or other inclement weather is in the forecast, please check there before heading to the Aquatic Center.
The Edina Aquatic Center hires all team members on a seasonal basis for each operating season (early June through late August). Applicants must be available through the entire season. All applicants must complete an online application form and have a personal interview. Visit the City's job page to view available positions and to apply.
As a facility supported by taxpayers, Edina Aquatic Center can't donate items.
However, if someone wants to purchase passes and donate them to your fundraiser, we'd be glad to help.
The City of Edina has partnered with the Edina Swim Club to provide quality swimming lessons for a variety of ages at the Edina Aquatic Center.
Check the Edina Swim Club website to learn more or sign up.
It all comes down to staffing, primarily lifeguards. To keep all of the amenities open at the Aquatic Center, we need 20 lifeguards at a time. That's many more lifeguards than most other community pools need.
Many of our lifeguards are students who aren't available until the end of May or mid-June, and we need time to train them. Many also return to schooling in August, as soon as activities begin. Although we hire many lifeguards, there aren't enough available in early or late summer to stay open.
We did attempt one year to try to keep the facility open longer into summer by closing some of the amenities, but that upset guests who wanted the full experience.
Each year we examine several factors before choosing the season dates. It fluctuates slightly from year to year, but generally runs early June through the third Sunday in August.