Three Rivers Parks swim ponds, beaches open Memorial Day weekend

The swim ponds in the Three Rivers Park District, like at Elm Creek Park Reserve, will open Memorial Day weekend.

The swim ponds at Elm Creek Park Reserve and Lake Minnetonka Regional Park will open Memorial Day weekend.

The swim ponds are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. through Labor Day.

Lifeguards will be on duty at the Lake Minnetonka Swim Pond from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. weekends and Memorial Day May 25 to June 9; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, June 10 to Aug. 11.

Lifeguards will be on duty at the Elm Creek Swim Pond from noon to 8 p.m. weekends and Memorial Day May 25 to June 9; and 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, June 10 to Aug. 11.

The swim ponds will be unguarded during all remaining open hours.

Featuring filtered, chlorinated water and sandy beaches, the swim ponds offer all the advantages of a lakeside beach with the clean, treated water of a traditional swimming pool — all of which make the swim ponds of Three Rivers Parks the perfect destination on a hot summer day.

Admission for the swim ponds is $5 for a daily pass or $18 for a season pass. People can save time at the swim pond by purchasing a season pass online at ThreeRiversParks.org. The swim ponds are free for children under age 1. Swimming at Park District lakeside beaches is free.

Beaches

Nothing says summer like a day at the beach. Three Rivers’ beaches are conveniently located near picnic areas, play areas, trails, campgrounds, visitor centers and other amenities. The Park District operates lakeside family-friendly beaches that are unguarded at the following locations:

• Baker Park Reserve (main beach and south, campground)

• Bryant Lake Regional Park

• Carver Park Reserve (Lake Auburn campground beach)

• Cedar Lake Farm Regional Park

• Cleary Lake Regional Park

• Fish Lake Regional Park

• French Regional Park

• Lake Rebecca Park Reserve

Safety Guidelines

Swimming is at one’s own risk and swimmers are reminded to stay within the designated swimming area.

For sanitary reasons, children are not allowed to wear diapers in the water at Park District swim ponds or beaches. Rubberized swim briefs are required.

Children must be under adult supervision at all times.  Parents and guardians are reminded that the lifeguards on duty at Three Rivers swim ponds are no substitute for adult supervision. 

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