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 basketball hoop 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, and progresses to a 10-foot depth at the deep end. There is a diving board at the 10-foot depth.
Upon entry to the facility, the staff will ask swimmers "what color wrist band" they require. The PINK 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!
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! 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 2020 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: Due to our efforts toward social distancing at the concessions area, the only items available to purchase at this time are pop & bottled water. COVID-19 guidelines restrict the use of communal drinking water fountains, so our staff will provide cups of water to our guests upon request. The consumption of snacks or food is prohibited poolside. We request that any food be enjoyed in our City Park.
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 WILL NOT BE OFFERED THIS 2020 SEASON**
The City of Parkers Prairie continues to gratefully accept donations toward the Pool Project. We wish to add new features to the aquatic center for the 2018 season, such as a slide in the deep end of the pool and some "shade structures." For more information on donating, please contact the Parkers Prairie City Hall at 218-338-4115.