South St. Paul operates three pools: A year-round indoor pool located at Central Square Community Center and two outdoor pools. The Splash Pool at Lorraine Park and Northview Pool are open June through August. Life jackets must be Coast Guard approved for use at all three pools.


Parks & Recreation will be holding a Lifeguard Training course at Central Square May 21-23. Students can get an American Red Cross Certification and possible reimbursement with employment. Registration deadline is May 18, 2021!

Click here for more information and registration information:   Lifeguard Training Course

Indoor Pool image showing the full length and width of the pool.

Indoor Pool

Central Square Community Center Indoor Pool is located at 100 7th Avenue North. The pool begins at a depth of 4 feet and has a maximum depth of 12 feet length is 25 feet. The pool holds 184,000 gallons of water. 
The pool features a diving board and a large open swim area. A portable tot dock is located in the shallow end so younger children can touch bottom while enjoying the pool. Central Square Community Center offers daily lap swim sessions, weekly open swim, family swim times and swim lessons. Members are able to take advantage of open swim times free of charge.

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered at Central Square Community Center Indoor Pool year-round and limited lessons are available during summer season. ***On hold due to Covid-19***
View the Swim Lesson Schedule   Register for Swim Lessons on Line

Outdoor Pools

Outdoor Splash Pool

Splash Pool

The Splash Pool is located in Lorraine Park at 756 3rd Avenue South and has a water feature perfect for kids. The pool consists 15,000 gallons of water, 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.

Toddler Time

The Splash Pool offers a designated Toddler Time session Monday - Friday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM for a discounted price of $2 per person. Toddler Time is for children ages 4 and younger, their parents, grandparents and guardians. Family members over the age of 4 are not allowed. All Toddler Time participants must exit the pool at 12:30 PM. Regular pool admission or passes is required after the Toddler Time session and will be pro-rated. Example: If daily Toddler Time admission is paid at $2, another $2 will be charged to join the regular pool hours on the same day, equaling the $4 daily admission rate.

Northview Pool image

Northview Pool

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 and holds 250,000 gallons of water. The deep area of the pool features a diving board and a climbing wall. In the shallow end, you can have fun with the available basketball hoops. Concessions are available for purchase.

Summer Pool Hours - SUMMER 2021 POOL SEASON ON HOLD. Check back for updates. 

Splash Pool
at Lorraine Park
Northview PoolCentral Square
Indoor Pool
Summer SeasonJune - mid August
Open all year
Pool Location756 3rd Avenue South
Phone: 651-554-3343
635 18th Avenue North
Phone: 651-554-3344
100 7th Ave. N.
Phone: 651-366-6200
HoursSunday - Saturday
12:30-7:00 p.m.
Monday - Tuesday
Thursday - Sunday
1:00 - 7:00 pm
1:00 - 5:45 pm
Open Swim
Sunday - Saturday
12:00 - 3:00 pm
6:00 - 8:00 pm

Toddler Time
Monday - Friday
11:00 am -12:30 pm
Separate Admission Required

Daily Admission Fees$4 per day standard admission, $2 (age 55+), infants under 12 months free.
Daily admission fees are cash only.
Adult Lap Swim at NorthviewUnavailable at this time. 

Summer 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, 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 Summer Pool Pass & Punch Card Application. Daily admission is $4 per person, per day, for anyone entering the pool area, $2 for age 55+, free for infants under 12 months.

Pool Party! Rent the Pool

Central Square Community Center offers private pool rentals for all types of event: birthday parties, church / family events and swim team organizations. A community room is also available for rent, perfect for your pizza and cake!   Pool Rental Application

Pool Rental Rates - Lifeguards Provided - Fees are subject to sales tax

0-30 people31-60 people61-90 people91-120 people
$59 / hour$109 / hour$159 / hour$209 / hour