South St. Paul operates three pools during the year. We have one indoor pool (year-round) located at Central Square Community Center. Click here for current CSCC Pool Schedule (PDF). The Splash Pool at Lorraine Park and the Northview Pool are outdoor pools that are open June through August. Life jackets must be Coast Guard approved for use at all three pools.
Central Square Community Center Indoor Pool
The Central Square Community Center Indoor Pool will be closed temporarily this summer to replace the pool's mechanical and filtration system, competition starting blocks, and to refurbish the pool's tile. The new pool pump, motor, and filtration system is being upgraded to provide ultraviolet light disinfection, which will require much less chlorine to keep the pool's water clean and clear. Unfortunately, installation of these improvements and the cleaning and re-grouting of the pool's tile will cause the pool to be drained and closed June 1st through most of July. As an alternative, we will be turning up the pool temperature and shifting scheduled Central Square aqua classes and pool activities to Northview Pool, located at 635 18th Avenue North. Summer Water Class Schedule (PDF)
The Splash Pool
The outdoor Splash Pool is located in Lorraine Park at 756 3rd Avenue South and has a water feature perfect for kids. The pool consists of a large interactive water play feature with zero depth entry on two sides and ample deck space for sun bathing. It's a perfect destination for families with young children to enjoy a day of water play together. Concessions are available for purchase.
This outdoor pool is located in Northview Park at 635 18th Avenue North. Northview Pool is a standard outdoor pool with a shallow area of 3 feet that graduates to a depth of 12 feet. The deep area of the pool features a diving board and a climbing wall. In the shallow end, you can have fun with the basketball hoops available. Concessions are available for purchase.
Seasonal Pool Pass and Daily Admission
The Parks & Recreation Department has summer season pool passes and coupon books available for purchase. Passes are good for the outdoor pools (The Splash and Northview Pool) and the indoor pool at Central Square during all open swimming hours.
Pool passes and coupons must be purchased in person at Central Square Community Center, 100 - 7th Avenue North. Seasonal Pool Pass and Coupon prices are listed on the Seasonal Pass Registration Form (PDF). Daily admission is $4.00 per person, per day, for anyone entering the pool area. $2.00 for ages 55+ and free to children under the age of 12 months. Summer Pool Hours (PDF).
Click here for the Inclement Weather Policy (PDF) that determines weather related pool closings.
Swim lessons are offered at CSCC Indoor Pool year-round and limited lessons are available during the summer season. Please check the Swim Lesson Schedules (PDF) for more information.