Elm Creek Swim Pond

The Elm Creek swim pond offers filtered, chlorinated water, a sand beach, changing shelter, concessions and bathroom facilities. A pass is required for ages 1 year and older.

Elm Creek PDF Maps

Find printable maps of the park on the Elm Creek Park Reserve page.

Lifeguard Hours

The swim pond is open 9 AM-8 PM daily Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Lifeguards will be on duty the following dates and hours:

  • May 29–June 11: 12–8 PM, weekends and holidays only.
  • June 12–Aug. 15: 12–8 PM, daily.
  • Aug.16–Labor Day: No lifeguard on duty.

Fees & Passes

A daily or season wristband is required. Skip the lines and buy your season pass by purchasing online or calling 763-559-6700. The season wristband is valid at both the Elm Creek and Lake Minnetonka swim ponds.

$5* daily per person
$18* season per person

There are no replacements for lost wristbands. If you lose a wristband, you must purchase a new one.

*sales tax not included.

Tax-exempt Groups

Daily passes at the tax-exempt rate of $5 must be arranged in advance. A tax exemption certificate (ST3 form) must be on file with the Three Rivers Park District Guest Services Office prior to your visit. For more information, please call 763-559-6700.

Beach Rules

  • Wristbands are required for park guests one year and older on the beach or in the water.
  • Children or poor swimmers must be within arm’s reach of a responsible guardian.
  • US Coast Guard approved Personal Flotation Devices (PFD) may be worn in the pond. Persons using such equipment must be within arm's reach of a responsible person.
  • Persons using inflatable/flotation equipment with a length of three feet or less must remain in the shallow side of the red buoyed area.
  • Use of kick boards, rafts and inflatable/flotation equipment larger than three feet is not permitted.
  • Staff may restrict the use of inflatable/flotation equipment at their discretion.
  • Diving or throwing other people is not permitted.
  • Do not sit or stand on shoulders.
  • Do not hang on ropes, filters or the wheelchair ramp.
  • Tobacco, pets and glass objects are not permitted in the beach area.
  • Due to the protective liner of the pond, do not dig holes deeper than one foot in the sand.
  • Swim diapers are required for all who are in diapers or pull-ups.