The City of St. Paul has announced it will reopen the Great River Water Park at Oxford Community Center beginning Saturday for lap swim and water aerobics.
The facility will be following guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Minnesota Department of Health, including requiring visitors to arrive no earlier than 15 minutes before their reservation, to wear a mask when not swimming and to maintain social distancing. Visitors will also be required to shower before using the pool. Reservations are required, and can be made up to 24 hours in advance.
“We look forward to resuming services at our indoor aquatics facility,” said Mike Hahm, St. Paul Parks and Recreation Director. “We take the current public health guidance seriously and will use this as an opportunity to understand how we can continue to be both safe and successful as we bring additional programs and services back online.”
The water slides, drinking fountains, diving board, sauna, and shared pool equipment will remain unavailable. The facility plans to offer open swim and swimming lessons at a later date.
More information is available on the city's website.