When summer comes, outdoor water parks around Minneapolis and the Twin Cities open for kids and families to play the sunny days away.
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St Louis Park Aquatic Park
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., Minneapolis
The St. Louis Park Aquatic Park is operated by the city of St. Louis Park (that's in fact the full name of the community). The outdoor park has two slides, water toys and geysers, a lap pool, and a sand beach playground.
The St. Louis Park Aquatic Park is open daily from June through the end of August. Daily admission is $9.50, and $5.50 for seniors. General admission after 4:30 p.m. is $5.50. There are also season passes available for the entire summer.
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1701 Golden Valley Road, Minneapolis
This outdoor water park is the second of two, and the smaller of the the two owned by the city of Minneapolis. In addition to swimming lessons and other classes, this part has speed and loop slides, a shallow pool, geysers, and other water playground features.
North Commons Water Park is open from early June until late August, and with limited hours in early September. Admission is $3 for kids under 42 inches tall, and $5 for everyone over 42 inches tall. Chaperones (who aren't swimming) pay $3 to get in, and admission is free for children 2 and under.
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1360 Civic Center Dr, Eagan, Minn.
This large outdoor water park is operated by the city of Eagan. Cascade bay is open from early June until late August, and has water slides, a lazy river raft ride, water fountains, waterfall, a sandy beach, and a zero-depth entry pool for babies and toddlers.
General admission is $10 for everyone 42 inches and taller; $8 for seniors and everyone under 42 inches. All admission prices are reduced by $2 after 4 p.m.
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Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S, St Louis Park
This isn't a pool, but certainly requires users to wear their swimsuits! The Splash Pad is a giant sprinkler system for kids to run through, with fountains, spraying water, bubbling hoses and geysers. The Splash Pad is free for residents and $1 for non-residents from the beginning of June until the end of August.Continue to 5 of 6 below.
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701 County Parkway A, Coon Rapids, Minn.
This outdoor water park claims to have Minnesota's largest outdoor wave pool. In addition to the wave pool, there are water slides, a long raft ride, a climbing wall and play area in the pool for bigger kids, a sand play area, and a zero entry depth pool for tots.
Admission is $15 for people over 48 inches tall, and $12 for kids under 48 inches and seniors. Children under 12 months get in free. There's an extra charge for renting a tube for the wave pool, and because Bunker Beach is in Bunker Hills Regional Park, parking fees apply too. Bunker Beach is open from early June until Labor Day.
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1840 Edgcumbe Road, Saint Paul, Minn.
The City of St. Paul operates Highland Park Aquatic Center in St. Paul. The park has an aquatic rock wall, Olympic sized swimming pool, diving boards, water geysers, water slides and a splash pad. The Highland Park Aquatic Center is open from late May until Labor Day. Admission is $7 for children and adults over 48 inches tall and $6 for seniors and everyone under 48 inches. There are also family and group rates available.