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Summer outdoor swimming in 2019 can be enjoyed at Silver Lake Pool, Soldiers Field Pool and Foster Arend Lake.


Rochester Parks & Rec will be again be partnering with the Rochester Swim Club Orcas to manage the outdoor pools for the summer of 2019.  You can find out additional info on the Orcas website.
Soldiers Field Pool will be open daily, weather permitting, starting approx. Saturday, June 8, 2019. Silver Lake Pool is scheduled to open approx. Monday, June 10, 2019.  See specific times and other information for each of the pools below.
Pool/Closing Dates
Silver Lake - August 11, 2019
Soldiers Field - August 25, 2019

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. Updates will be posted on the Orca's Summer Pools Facebook Page.

  • Daily Fees for Pools:   Youth - $4.00/Adult - $5.00
  • 10 Tickets:   Adult/Youth - $32.00 

Soldiers Field Pool

244 Soldiers Field Drive SW

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 2018.

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 (kiddie) 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 Sunday 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

840 - 7th Street NE

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

*Users of the zero depth (kiddie) pool at Silver Lake will be charged the daily fee.


Pool Parties and Private Pool Rentals are also available at Silver Lake Pool.  Contact the Silver Lake Pool Manager for more information 281-6180. 


Foster Arend Beach

4051 E. River Road NE

Foster Arend Beach will be open daily from May 25, 2019 through Labor Day (September 2, 2019)


 foster arend beach hours
 Monday - Friday  12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
 Saturday, Sunday & Holidays  10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.


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 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.