Water parks in the Andover Area!!

Now that summer is in full swing and the weather for the most part has been great, it is time to get outside and enjoy it.
There are a couple different water parks near the Andover area that we love to take advantage off that satisfy adults and kids alike.

Bunker Beach located in Bunker Hill Regional Park has many attractions to keep all ages entertained for hours!

  • The Wave Pool 
  • Twisted Towers and Splash Cove 
    • Riders must be at least 48” tall to use the water slides. Parents of small children are not allowed to take them down the water slide on their lap or catch them at the bottom of the slide. No life jackets are allowed on the water slides.
  • The Lazy Loop  
  • The Adventure Pool 
  • Plunge Pool 
  • Rocky Bay 
  • The Sand Box 
  • The Volleyball Court 


Guests Over 48″ – $15 per day
Guests Under 48″ – $12 per day
Senior Citizens (Age 62+) – $12 per day
Guests Under Age 1 – No Charge
All persons entering Bunker Beach, including spectators, are required to pay the daily fee. A paying adult (age 16+) must accompany children under the age of 12.


Guests Over 48″ – $11 per day
Guests Under 48″ – $9 per day
Senior Citizens (Age 62+) – $9 per day
You can rent a large locker for  $8 per day or a small locker for $5 per day. There is also tube rental for $3 (2 hours) or $1.50 (1 hour). Concessions are available for additional charge. To enter the regional park there is a $5 parking fee or an annual permit of $25 good for 12 months from date of purchase. 
Bunker Beach also offers the Cardio Club! Go walk against the Lazy River current for a low impact workout. Water shoes are recommended.
Free to regular season pass holders. 
Cardio Club Season Pass – $40
Cardio Club Hours
June 17-August 27:
Tuesday & Thursday: 7:15 pm-8:15 pm
Monday & Wednesday: 9:30 am – 10:30 am
Saturday & Sunday: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Visit their website for more information regarding the whole complex! http://www.bunkerbeach.com/
Another fantastic place to go is the Anoka Aquatic Center!
  •     12′ Climbing Wall 
  •     200’ waterslide
  •     1 meter diving board
  •     Adventure walk
  •     Zero-depth entry
  •     Huge shallow play area
  •     Slide for youth under 42” tall
  •     Water play structure with sprays & fountains
  •     Large concession stand
  •     Sand volleyball court
  •     5 large shade umbrellas
  •     Over 250 lounge chairs
  •     Picnic area and playground adjacent to the facility in George Green Park 
Regular Season    June 9 – August 27
Monday – Thursday   12 – 7 p.m.
Friday – Sunday   11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Open swim times are weather dependent.
Air temperature must be at least 66 degrees for the pool to open for open swim. 

Adults and Youth over 42”   $7.00
Youth under 42”     $5.00 
Senior’s (62+ years)   $5.00 
Children Under 1 year      Free
Twilight Discount   $1.00 off
all admission rates
Twilight discount applied at 4 p.m. on days when open swim ends at 7 p.m.
and applied at 5 p.m. on the days when open swim ends at 8 p.m.
 *Daily Admission rates include sales tax
Open Swim Rules…
  • Children 6 years of age and under (including all children under 42″ tall) must have an adult in the water with them at all times. The zero depth area increases in depth from 0″ to 51″ at its deepest point.  
  • Coast Guard approved life jackets are the only flotation devices allowed. The individual wearing the life jacket must have an adult in the water with them at all times. There will be a stamp on the inside of the life jacket indicating that is is “Coast Guard Approved” and will have a rating of Type I – V.  
  • Everyone planning to swim must wear a swim suit. 
Lap Swim
Note: There is always 1 lap lane (width of deep pool) available during open swim. This lap lane is also used by lifeguards to administer deep-end/diving board swim tests during open swim. Please share the lane. 
1 – 2 lap lanes (25-yards) will be available from 8:00 a.m. – 8:55 a.m. Monday – Thursday during the weeks that swim lessons occur . Lap swim will NOT be available on Friday or during weeks when there are no morning swim lessons. Please refer to the swim lesson schedule for dates. Lap swimmers must be season pass holders. There is no drop in fee established for lap swim.
 Also visit their website for more details! http://www.ci.anoka.mn.us/index.asp?Type=B_BASIC&SEC=%7B4EEF4901-5699-4217-818F-58ECC6E8B0EF%7D
I hope these are helpful and you get out and ENJOY the summer!!
Kerra Pietsch, LPTA
Andover Physical Therapy 

June 22nd, 2017

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