The Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center features a zero-entry area, perfect for toddlers and non-swimmers. The zero-entry side progresses to a 2.5-foot depth, with a tot slide and "sprinkler" features. The middle channel connects the zero-entry side with the deeper side of the pool. This "channel" can accommodate a wheelchair or a walker, and is a nice feature for those who enjoy a "gradual" entry into the pool. The deeper side of the pool begins at a 3.5-foot depth at one side (with a basketball hoop), and progresses to a 10-foot depth at the deep end. There is a diving board and climbing wall at the 10-foot depth. NEW IN 2021.....COME SEE OUR NEW SLIDE AT THE DEEP END OF THE POOL!
SWIMMING LEVELS: Upon entry to the facility, the staff will ask swimmers "what color wrist band" they require. The YELLOW wrist band is given to toddlers for the zero-entry side. A GREEN wrist band is given to swimmers who may use the zero-entry side, as well as the 3.5-foot to 5-foot area (up to the rope). A BLUE wrist band is provided for experienced swimmers who have access to the entire pool, including the 10-foot (diving-board) end of the pool. Our focus is on the safety and enjoyment of visitors of ALL ages and swimming abilities! Our lifeguards may ask that swimmers take a "swim test" before entering the deep end of the pool. Swimmers who are not able to demonstrate swimming proficiency will be not be permitted to swim in deep end of the pool (BLUE wrist band area). We ask that ALL visitors to our facility read and become familiar with the pool rules posted at the entrance and around the facility.
APPROPRIATE ATTIRE: Our facility is "family friendly" and we ask that our visitors wear appropriate swimwear that may not be deemed "offensive" to others. Swimming attire should have adequate coverage and be made of appropriate "swimwear material." Examples: "thong swimsuits" and "denim cut offs" are NOT permitted items of attire.
THANK YOU! The construction of the Parkers Prairie Aquatic Center was made possible by donations from many wonderful individuals and businesses. The Aquatic Center is a $2.2-Million facility that was built for the City of Parkers Prairie from 100% DONATED FUNDS. No Public funds/tax money was used for the construction of this amazing project (including all of the play features)! We wish to THANK all of those who volunteered, donated, and worked toward the goal of providing this wonderful gift to the residents of Parkers Prairie and surrounding communities. Please allow us to WELCOME you to Parkers Prairie, and join us in celebrating the SUCCESS OF COMMUNITY!
ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE THE WAIVER FORM FOR 2021 SIGNED BEFORE SWIMMING! (SEE BELOW)
SWIM DIAPERS (required for swimmers NOT fully toilet-trained) = $1.00 each (or provide your own swim diaper)
"SUPER CHILL" CONCESSIONS STAND: We have a variety of snack items, ice cream treats, and beverages for sale at the concessions counter. In the interest of keeping our facility clean and sanitary, we request that ALL food and beverage items be consumed in the designated dining area or in the adjacent City Park (consumption of bottled WATER is permitted on the pool deck).
Current COVID-19 guidelines restrict the use of communal drinking water fountains. While this restriction is in place, our staff will gladly provide cups of water to our guests upon request.
ALL SWIMMERS MUST HAVE A WAIVER ON FILE FOR THE CURRENT YEAR (for swimmers under 18 - must be signed by a parent or guardian)
SWIMMING LESSONS & WATER SAFETY INSTRUCTION: Lessons are offered through "EDUCATION FOR ALL SQUID SCHOOL." Education for All Squid School specializes in self-rescue/drowning prevention lessons. These include all the typical swim skills, with a focus on self-rescue skills. Their lessons do have "levels" and they will give out reports at the end of each session. You may register via email with the child's name, age, a description of current swim skills and/or levels passed, and any other information that may help them best work with your child in the water (like fear of water, being very shy, dislikes water in the face, etc.). Once Education for All receives your email, they will respond by emailing you additional information along with the necessary forms to complete. Registration ends five days before the start of the session. In 2021 lessons will be held at either the outdoor Aquatic Center OR at the Parkers Prairie Grandstay Hotel indoor pool. Please download the following for 2021 session information.
To register for lessons: firstname.lastname@example.org
The City of Parkers Prairie continues to gratefully accept donations toward the Pool Project. For more information on donating, please contact the Parkers Prairie City Hall at 218-338-4115.