Aquatic Center


8055 Barbara Avenue
Inver Grove Heights, MN 55077


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Call our Guest Services Front Desk with any questions at 651-450-2480.

Indoor Water Park, Lap Pool & Dive Well

The Grove’s Aquatic Center offers an Indoor Water Park, an Indoor 8-lane Lap Pool and an Indoor Dive Well with three diving boards.

We have everything to fit your needs for yourself or your family! Make sure to check-out the side bar for Water Park and Pool hours, rates, classes and special events.

The VMCC and its facilities reopened on July 6 and will continue to do so in careful phases.

Important Safety Guidelines

Based on current capacity and social distancing guidelines:

  • Lap Swim: Lap swimmers will be one swimmer to a lane, unless swimmers are from same household or are family members
  • Water Park is limited to a capacity 60 people - first come, first serve
  • The hot tub is open and limited to a capacity of 3 people
  • The sauna remains CLOSED until further notice
  • Childcare Center remains CLOSED until further notice
  • Locker rooms and showers will be available with limited locker use to promote social distancing; however, air dryers and swimsuit spin dryers are turned off.

We reserve the right to change this policy based on customer response and new guidelines.

A wristband policy is also in place - see below for details.

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The Indoor Water Park, renovated in 2017, features a zero-depth entry pool, a large play structure with splash features, two small water slides, spray toys, a hydro helix, water table, floating logs to climb on and two large water slides. Check out this fun video on the recent renovations to the water park.

Lap Pool and Dive Well
Lap Pool and Dive Well

The lap pool is an 8-lane, 25-yard pool. The lap pool is used for adult lap swim (ages 16 and older), family open swim and swimming lessons. The dive well features two 1m diving boards and a 3m diving board. Diving boards are only available during Lap Pool open swim times.

Both the Lap Pool and Dive Well were renovated in early 2019

Become a Member today!

No Enrollment Fee if you join through Aug. 31

Check out the Membership and 10x-Pass Rates & Definitions. Review our policies and complete the necessary forms

Then come in-person to get your membership packet and photo taken!

Call our Guest Services Front Desk with any questions at 651-450-2480.

New Wristband Policy

To assist in ensuring a safe environment is maintained in all of our pools, we have implemented a new three-color wristband procedure. This policy addresses age and swimming ability to ensure all children are adequately supervised and accompanied. We appreciate your cooperation and support.

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Open Swim Rules

The following is a list of tips for open swim (water park, lap pool and dive well:

  • Yellow wristband swimmers 42 inches or taller may use the water slides.
  • Sauna use is for those ages 16 and older and all users of the sauna must remain clothed. (currently closed)
  • Hot tub use is for ages 16 and older.
  • Children 11 years and younger may swim in our aquatics facility with an adult.
  • US Coast Guard approved floatation devices are allowed in pool area. We have a few available to borrow.
  • All users of life jackets must be within an arm’s reach of an adult.
  • Family locker room is available for those with young children.
  • 18 or older are welcome to swim in lap pool at anytime.
  • Swim test/wristband procedures utilized for safety.

Pool Parties at the Grove!

Let us host your next gathering - learn more:

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Work in our pools!

Looking for a fun job with flexible hours, competitive pay and great benefits?

Look no further! Join our Aquatics team as a lifeguard, shift lead or swim instructor.

Learn more and apply online:

We also offer lifeguard and water safety instructor training throughout the year!

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