Updated: 06/20/2018 3:33 PM | Print Story |  Email

Super Saver: Cheap Pool Day

If you're home every day with the kids this summer, we know by now you're looking for something to keep the kids busy. And it can't cost a fortune right?  Super Saver to the rescue! Twin Cities Live reporter Kelli Hanson is here to help the kids cool off for next to nothin'.

Live in the East Metro? Check out the Hastings Family Aquatic Center. It has zero depth entry for the little ones, a 201 foot water slide and a drop side, log crossing, rock wall and play structure. Kelli recommends visiting on Tuesdays and Thursdays for just $5. Kids 12-months and under always free. Kelli’s tip – plan to get the kids a treat there. Hotdogs, pretzels, slushies run between $1 and $2.

Head into Minneapolis to check out Webber Natural Swimming Pond. This is the first chemical-free, all natural public swimming pool in the United States. This self-contained swimming pool uses plants and natural microbes from a nearby regeneration pond to clarify and purify the water. The pool has zero depth entry, a shallow area, open swim area and lap swimming lanes. You’ll also find certified lifeguards, restrooms, showers and lockers on site. Plus admission is FREE.

Kelli’s tip – check their Facebook page before you go! Because they don’t use chemicals, heat and rain can affect how the pool is clarified.

Visiting the West Metro or are you looking for something other than a pool? Kelli suggests checking out Central Park in Maple Grove. This interative fountain is 2100 square feet with 18-arching sprays. There are changing rooms and restrooms inside the park building plus it’s all nestled right next to an amazing playground. The kids can go wild on seven play zones, a 24-foot climbing town, four slides, swings and a 120-foot long climbing wall. Kelli’s tip – take the kids there after dinner. From 8:45pm – 10pm, the found turns into a light show!