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201 4th Street SE
Room 150
Rochester, Mn 55904 (Map)

Phone: 507-328-2525
Fax: 507-328-2535

Mon-Fri 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

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Outdoor Pools and Beach

Summer outdoor swimming in 2014 can be enjoyed at Silver Lake Pool, Soldiers Field Pool and Foster Arend Lake.


Pools will be open daily, weather permitting, starting June 7, 2014 for Silver Lake and June 9, 2014 for Soldiers Field.  See specific times and other information for each of the pools below.
Pool/Closing Dates
Silver Lake - Sunday, August 10
Soldiers Field - Wednesday, August 27

The pools close if the air temperature is below 70 degrees.  If the air temperature drops below 70 degrees at 5:00 p.m. and attendance is 10 paid admissions or less, the pool will close.  If the pool is not open by 3:00 p.m. due to weather conditions, it will not open that day.

  • Daily Fees for Pools:   Youth - $3.00/Adult - $4.00
  • 10 Tickets:   Adult/Youth - $25.00

Tickets will be on sale at the pools beginning June 7 at Silver Lake and June 9 at Soldiers Field. 

Soldiers Field Pool

Come and try out the awesome 112-foot Water Slide at Soldiers Field Pool.  This impressive water slide joins the drop slide and the zero depth pool, making Soldiers Field Pool the place to be in 2014.

Soldiers Field Pool hours are:   
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday  12:00 noon to 8:00 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 noon to 5:00 p.m.

  *Users of the zero depth pool at Soldiers Field will be charged the daily fee.

For pool parties the zero depth pool at Soldiers Field may be reserved from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday thru Friday at a cost of $110.00 per hour.  The cost includes a lifeguard.  Contact the Soldiers Field pool manager to make reservations at 281-6180. 

Silver Lake Pool

Silver Lake Pool hours are:  
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday & Sunday   1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.   
Tuesday & Thursday 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.


  *Users of the kiddie pool at Silver Lake will be charged a fee of $2.00 per family.

Pool Parties and Private Pool Rentals are also available at Silver Lake Pool.  Contact the Silver Lake Pool Manager for more information 281-6179. 

Foster Arend Beach

Beginning May 24, 2014 Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. through Labor Day.

Free - No Lifeguards on duty at beach.

Foster Arend Beach has no lifeguards on duty.  The Park and Recreation Department encourages the "buddy" system when enjoying the beach.  Parents are responsible for their children.
The beach hours are 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day.
The following regulations will be enforced at Foster Arend this swimming season:
- No swimming outside designated swimming area.
- No alcoholic beverages allowed in the entire park.
- No smoking in beach area.
- No glass containers in beach area.
- No dogs in beach area.
- The park will close at 9:00 p.m. nightly and the parking lot gates locked. 


Swimming Lessons are held year around at the Recreation Center click on the link below for more information.