Elm Creek Swim Pond

This man-made swim pond offers filtered, chlorinated water, a sand beach, changing shelter, concessions and bathroom facilities.

Elm Creek PDF Maps

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

Lifeguard Hours

Lifeguards on duty:

Noon–8:00 PM

May 23–June 5: weekends and holidays only
June 6–Aug. 9: daily 
Aug. 10–Labor Day: no lifeguard on duty

Fees and 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

Call 763.559.6700 to request a replacement season wristband.

*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 1 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 3 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 3 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 1 foot in the sand.
  • Swim diapers are required for all who are in diapers or pull-ups.