Saint Paul Parks & Recreation has an Aquatics program that is managed year-round. The main Aquatics office is located out of the Oxford Community Center.
The indoor Great River Water Park (click here
to view 2013 site information) and outdoor Highland Park Aquatic Center (closed through May 24, 2013. Click here
to view 2013 site information.) feature some of the area's finest children's splash amenities and pools. In addition to both of these facilities the city also operates the Beach on Phalen Lake (click here
for 2013 site information).
The Como Regional Park Pool (closed through May 24, 2013. Click here
to view 2013 site information) opened brand new in 2012 with plenty of ammenities and attractions. Included are a 25-yard, six-lane lap pool with basketball hoops, a diving well with a 1-meter diving board, two diving platforms, an aquatic climbing wall and zip line. There will also be a children's activity pool with a family slide and other age-approprioate features, and a 400-foot lazy river.
The Aquatics program offers swimming lessons, sailing courses, day camps, and hosts open swimming, lap swimming, drop-in water aerobics and a variety of other low-cost programming.
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Sphagnum Moss Information
In the summer of 2009 the City of Saint Paul partnered with Creative Water Solutions, LLC, to introduce a new filtration enhancement technique using Sphagnum Moss. In the summer of 2011, the City of Saint Paul was awarded the Governor's Award for Pollution Prevention for reducing the amount of chemicals commonly used to condition swimming pools. The Sphagnum Moss-treated water is better on your skin, hair, swim suit, and, best of all, your eyes. Come experience our 'great water' at the Como Regional Park Pool, Great River Water Park, and Highland Park Aquatic Center to find out what everyone is talking about.
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