Open House Week at the new Phillips Aquatics Center begins TODAY

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                                          Phillips Aquatics Center

Join us for Open House Week at the new Phillips Aquatics Center, today through April 17

Phillips Aquatics Center - competition pool
The renovated six-lane competition pool at the new Phillips Aquatics Center

Get a first look at the park system's first and only indoor swimming pools

Leading up to the April 21 grand opening of the Phillips Aquatics Center, the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board (MPRB) hosts a week of open-house activities and tours to introduce this one-of-a-kind facility to the community. Come by to learn about all it offers!

  • Pools: Take a “stay-dry” tour of the 6-lane competition and 4-lane teaching pools.
  • Programs and lessons: Talk with MPRB staff about swim instruction, lap swim, family swim and other opportunities.
  • Passes: Learn about admission options and purchase monthly and seasonal passes.
  • Other amenities: Check out the new community meeting room, fitness center and teen center.
  • Spread the word: Take home information to share with family and friends. 

Open House Schedule

Wednesday April 11, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Thursday April 12, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Friday April 13, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Saturday April 14, 1 – 4pm 

Monday April 16, 4:30 – 7:30pm

Tuesday April 17, 4:30 – 7:30pm


The Phillips Aquatics Center is located inside the Phillips Community Center at 2323 11th Avenue South in Minneapolis. It has its own welcome desk where visitors check in to access locker rooms and the facility’s two pools. 

    Phillips Aquatics Center - teaching pool
    The new four-lane pool is geared to swim instruction.

    Save the date:
    Grand Opening Celebration

    Join us for the aquatics center's grand opening on Saturday, April 21. Doors open at 11am, with remarks from Park Board and other local officials beginning at 11:30am. 

    Enjoy light refreshments and bring your swimming suit to take part in the ceremonial community splash that will open the pools at 1pm!

    PAC detail