Rochester MN Guide to Summer Swimming

Welcome, summer!  Swimming is such a great way to cool off on a warm summer day. There are many swimming options in and around Rochester and we hope this guide will help you compare the locations quickly. The pools on this list range from basic to waterpark-style, so click the website links to get more detailed information on each pool’s offerings. For all Rochester area beaches, see our guide here! There are also a few indoor pool options.

There are some pools that offer Free Swim Days, so if you have small children who only want to swim for an hour at a time, those are a low-cost way to try out some of these pools. Open swim times were current as of the writing of this article, but be sure to check the pool’s website or call ahead to make sure they have not altered their hours.

This post was last updated on June 30th, 2022

Rochester Pools

Rochester Recreation Center

Click below for more information on available open swim times.  

Daily Admission: $5



Silver Lake Pool

Silver Lake Public Pool 

Opening:  June 30th, 2022

Location: 840 7th Street NE, Rochester MN, 55906

Hours: 12 PM – 5 PM (Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, Sun); 12 PM – 8 PM (Tuesday and Thursday)

Pool Closing Date: August 14th

Daily Admission: Youth (2-17) – First youth FREE then each additional youth is $2, Adults (18+) – $3, Infants – FREE


Soldiers Field Public Pool

Opening: Approx. June 4th

Location: 244 Soldiers Field Drive SW, Rochester MN, 55902

Hours: every day from 12 PM – 8 PM

Pool Closing Date: August 28th

Daily Admission: Youth (2-17) – First youth FREE then each additional youth is $2, Adults (18+) – $3, Infants – FREE


Important Information regarding Rochester MN pools:

  • The pools close if the air temperature is below 70 degrees.  If the air temperature drops below 70 degrees at 5:00 p.m. and attendance is 10 paid admissions or less, the pool will close.  If the pool is not open by 3:00 p.m. due to weather conditions, it will not open that day. Updates will be posted on the Rochester Swim Club Summer Pools Facebook Page.
  • 10 Tickets: Adult/Youth – $40.00
  • Outdoor Pools Season Pass (on sale May 17)


In addition to the public pools, the following athletic clubs have pools:

Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center


Rochester Athletic Club



Pools in surrounding towns, in alphabetical order:


Hours: Adult lap swim Monday- Saturday 11 am -1 pm | Monday thru Friday 1-4:30 pm | Monday, Wednesday & Thursday 7:00-8:30 pm | Saturday 1-7:00 pm | Sunday 1-7:00 pm

Admission: Day Swim: $4 a person
​Night Swim $2/person
Pool Pass: $40/Person
​Pool passes can be bought at the Park and Recreation offices or at the pool.




Opening Date : TBD

General Admission: $5

Family pass: $130 resident and $150 non-resident

Open Swim: 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM



Dodge Center:

Opens June 4th

General Admission: $6

Family pass: $140

Open Swim: 12:00-8:30 p.m. daily

Free Swim day(s): July 15th, July 13th & August 10th




Opens May 28th

General Admission: $6

Daily Open Swim: 12:30 PM – 5:00 PM Daily, Closed for swim lessons Monday – Friday from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. Re-opens for evening swim 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Pool Closing Date: August 28th



Pine Island:

Pool Opening Date: June 6th

General Admission: $4

Family pass: $150

Open Swim: Monday – Thursday: 12:00 PM -5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM |Friday – Sunday: 1:00 PM – 7:00 PM




Pool Opening Date: June 6th

General Admission: $3 anyone 1 and over $2 for the evening

Family pass: $130

Open Swim: Sunday – Friday: 1:00 PM -5:00 PM, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Saturday: 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM



Red Wing:

Pool Opening Date: June 8th

General Admission: $7

Family pass: $210 (for a family of 4)

Open Swim: TBD



Saint Charles Mel Brownell Aquatic Center:

Pool Opening Date: June 4th

General Admission:  $4 for 18 and under $5 for Adults

Family pass: $160

Hours: TBD




Pool Opening Date: June 7th

General Admission: $4, punch cards available

 Family Membership: $160

Open Swim Hours: Monday – Sunday: 1 PM – 4 PM



West Concord:

Pool Opening Date: June 6th

General Admission: $5

 Family Membership: $150

Open Swim Hours: Everyday: 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM, 6:30 – 8:30 PM



Zumbrota Shades of Sherwood Campground:

Opens: June 10

Waterpark admission: $10 (ages 5 & under are free)

Wristband admission: $15 (holiday and weekend wristband rates may be higher). Wristband includes Waterpark, Tubing, Jumping Pillow, Pedal Carts, Space Ball, & Mini Golf.




Pool Opening Date: June 6th

General Admission: $2.50, punch cards available. Cash or check only

 Family Membership: $85 for residents, $95 for non-residents

Open Swim Hours: TBD



Natural water swimming:

Cascade Lake Park

Cascade Lake Beach Hours: Weekly 6 AM – Dusk

Cascade Lake Beach has no lifeguards on duty.  The Park and Recreation Department encourages the “buddy” system when enjoying the beach.  Parents are responsible for their children.



Foster Arend Beach

Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from May 31, 2021 through Labor Day (September 6, 2021)

Open 7 Days a Week: 12 PM – 8 PM (Mon, Tues, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat, Sun)

Foster Arend Beach has no lifeguards on duty.  The Park and Recreation Department encourages the “buddy” system when enjoying the beach.  Parents are responsible for their children.


Chester Woods Park

Beach Opens: Memorial Day – Labor Day

Park Entrance Fee (per car): FREE until the end of 2021

Open Swim: 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. Sunday- Thursday. 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m Friday and Saturday. No lifeguard on duty.



Hoksila Park (Lake City)

Park open for day use 8 a.m. till 10 p.m. No lifeguard on duty.



If you have information about any local pool that we should add, please comment below!

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