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Suit Up! Swimming at Rochester MN Outdoor Pools + Splash Pad

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Post updated May 2024

Rochester MN outdoor swimming pools are about to open up for the summer!

Below is all the information you need for a summer full of swimming and splashing! If you need more swimming options, check out these guides:

Weather-related information: “The pools close if the air temperature is below 70 degrees.  If the air temperature drops below 70 degrees at 5:00 PM and attendance is 10 paid admissions or less, the pool will close.  If the pool is not open by 3:00 PM due to weather conditions, it will not open that day. Updates will be posted on the Rochester Swim Club Summer Pools Facebook Page.

Important Information regarding Rochester MN pools:

  • 10 Tickets: Adult/Youth – $TBD
  • Outdoor Pools Season Pass (on sale TBD)

ALL-NEW Soldiers Field Aquatics Center

The All-New Soldiers Field Aquatics Center is officially set to open on June 10, 2024, at 11 AM! Amenities at the new aquatic center include:

  • Lazy River with zero depth entry
  • 3 Waterslide Tower (2 body slides and 1 tube slide)
  • 50-meter activity and lap pool with a climbing wall, drop slide, basketball hoop, and zip line
  • Splash Pad with spray features, fountains, and multi-level play structure

Opening: Monday, June 10, 2024 at 11 AM

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

Hours: Monday – Friday 12 – 8 PM, Saturday & Sunday 11 AM – 3:15 PM & 3:45 – 8 PM

Pool Closing Date: TBD August 2024

Daily Admission: 

Adults (18+) $10 ($8 Saturday & Sunday)

Children (3-17) $8 ($5 Saturday & Sunday)

Ages 2 & Under FREE

10 Punch Pass is available for $75

Special Programming w/ Pricing:

Evening (4:30 PM – close) $7 adults, $5 children

Splash Pad Only (ages 2-6) $5/child, supervising guardian FREE

Lap Swim Only $4/person

Toddler Time/Quiet Time M-F 10 – 11:30 AM, $10/family

Lazy River Adult Water Walk $4/person Monday – Friday 10 – 11:30 AM, Monday – Thursday 8 – 9 PM, Sunday 7 – 10 AM

Adult Lap Swim:

$75 Annual Pass or $4/person

Monday – Friday Lap Lane available during open swim 12 – 8 PM

Monday – Thursday 8 – 9 PM

Sunday 7 – 10 AM

Silver Lake Pool

Opening:  June 3rd, 2024

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

Hours: Monday – Sunday 12 PM – 8 PM

Pool Closing Date: TBD August

Daily Admission:

  • Adult (18+) – $4
  • Child (3-17 – $3
  • Age 2 & Under – Free
  • 10 Punch Pass – $25
  • Adult Lap Swim – Saturday 9:30-11:30 AM – $4

Annual Pass: Due to high demand at the pools this summer, no annual passes will be sold.

From the City of Rochester MN website

“Pool Parties and Private Pool Rentals are also available at Silver Lake Pool.  Contact the Silver Lake Pool Manager for more information at (507) 281-6180.”

Lincolnshire Splash Pad

5276 Members Pkwy NW, Rochester, MN 55901

Rochester’s first splash pad opened to the public in early June 2023.  This amenity is FREE to use for the Rochester public and features 10 water features, shaded areas, a public restroom, and grassy areas.


More Summer Water Fun!

For even MORE swimming fun, check out the Rochester MN Guide to Summer Swimming (updated with current information as it becomes available) and Beyond the Pool: Water We Doing Next.


Enjoy Your Summer of Swimming!  BE SAFE!  

Check out this post for some water safety tips. 

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