When summer heats up, the Twin Cities Gateway is the place to cool down with three fantastic waterparks within minutes of Minneapolis and St. Paul. Bunker Beach, located within Bunker Hills Regional Park in Coon Rapids is Minnesota’s largest outdoor waterpark and features an awesome Wave Pool, waterslides, a lazy river tubing experience, and concessions. The Anoka Aquatic Center boasts a 200' waterslide, a one-meter diving board and sand volleyball court. Open year-round, Tropics Indoor Waterpark is located at the Shoreview Community center and features waterslides, a huge indoor pool, and loads of fun play areas for the kids.
So, pack up the kids, bring your swimsuits, and dive right into the fun!
Category: Waterparks | Destination: Anoka
1551 Seventh Avenue
Anoka, MN 55303
The Anoka Aquatic Center offers a great opportunity for summer fun for the whole family, featuring a 200-foot wear slide, shallow play area, large concession stand, a sand volleyball court and large shaded areas to cool down on a hot summer day. New for 2015, a 12-foot climbing wall was installed for those seeking something a little more adventurous and if you fall off the wall, you fall into the pool. A picnic area and playground can be found at the adjacent George Green Park.
Category: Waterparks | Destination: Coon Rapids
701 County Parkway A
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Bunker Beach now features six towering waterslides, a 900' lazy river tubing experience, leisure pool with climbing wall, a zero-entry pool with a water play structure, a creative sand play area, and as always, Minnesota’s largest outdoor wave pool! Large open areas for sunning and relaxing are scattered throughout the water park. Concession options, changing rooms, and a metro-area location, make Bunker Beach a perfect family destination.
Category: Waterparks | Destination: Shoreview
4580 Victoria St N
Shoreview, MN 55126
P: (651) 490-4700
Come experience our tike size paradise at Shipwreck Beach. Go down our shipwreck boat slide. Play with our interactive splashing palm tree, or challenge yourself across our sea animal water walk. In our main pool play water volleyball or slam-dunk the basketball in the palm tree hoop. Climb aboard one of our giant floating sea creatures that you could see while snorkeling in tropical waters. Adults can escape from the bustle of the waterpark and let the stress melt away in our whirlpool for ages 18 plus, or view the action from the patio.