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Go, See, Explore: Elm Creek Swim Pond


(Maple Grove, MN): Located in Maple Grove, the Elm Creek Swim Pond is one of our favorite places to check out on a hot summer day! Unlike other lakes and ponds, Elm Creek Swim Pond offers filtered, chlorinated water. Along with the filtered water there is a sandy beach, changing shelter, concessions and bathroom facilities.

The beach is spacious enough to spread out and the water is shallow and clean. Check out the details about lifeguards, hours, and fees.


12420 James Deane Pkwy, Maple Grove, MN


Open Memorial Day Weekend to Labor Day | 9 AM–8 PM, daily

Lifeguard Hours

  • Through August 14: 12–8 PM, daily
  • August 15–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. A pass is required for ages 1 year and older.

$6* daily per person
$20* season per person

*sales tax not included.


You can easily spend all day here — but there are also great parks nearby if you want to hit up a playground before or after swimming! Elm Creek has one of the largest play areas in the state. Swings, slides, ropes and lots of fun features make it fun for kids of all ages.

The Elm Creek playground is one of our favorites!

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