UPDATE: Statement from CenterPoint Energy 

Morning Nov. 12, 2019

Last night, CenterPoint Energy experienced an interruption in gas pressure on our pipeline system in Shakopee. As a result, gas service was shut off to about 600 residential and business customers in the Shakopee downtown business district and some areas immediately to the north and south of downtown.

CenterPoint Energy crews worked overnight to identify and correct the problem. Since early this morning, technicians have been going to the affected homes and businesses to ensure that gas service is safely restored. These technicians are clearly identified as being with CenterPoint Energy. If the customer is not available, the technician will return several times and ultimately leave contact information for the customer to call to get service restored.

The goal is to have all service restored today. CenterPoint Energy apologizes for this inconvenience to our customers.

Kids posing in front of SandVenture pool
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SandVenture Aquatic Park

SandVenture Aquatic Park

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SANDVENTURE AQUATIC PARK, 1101 Adams St., Shakopee, MN 55379 | Phone: 952-233-3840
Weather Hotline: 952-233-9502 | Hours: Closed for the 2019 season

We are closed for the season! Thank you for a great summer!

Whether you’re looking for excitement or a quiet place to relax in the sun, SandVenture Aquatic Park is the place to be.

Our unique pool was modeled after area lakes and offers a sand beach leading out to a sand-bottom, chlorinated pool. Soak up the sun or build sand castles with the kids on a relaxing summer afternoon.

Amenities also include:

  • 300-foot waterslide
  • Two 12-foot drop slides
  • Diving board
  • Concession stand (No outside food is allowed within the pool enclosure)
  • Men’s and women’s locker rooms and family changing rooms;
  • Daily admissions, punch cards and season passes
Safety is always our priority. SandVenture is staffed by American Red Cross trained and certified lifeguards. For those guests who would like to improve their swimming skills, Learn to Swim classes are offered throughout the summer. 

Special Events

SandVenture also hosts several special events:

  • June 10 - Opening Day 
  • June 16 - Father/Mother's Day Special: Free admission for parents with paid admission for child
  • June 22 - Shakopee Community Center Member Appreciation Day: Current Community Center members get in free
  • June 28 - Friday Family Beach Bash: Friday night pool party with DJ, activities, and prizes 5 to 8 p.m.
  • July 4 - Celebrate the Red, White & Blue: Special hours 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • July 14 - Half-Way Half-Pay Day: Half-off admission and season memberships
  • July 20 - Treasure Hunt Beach Bash: Brian Richards Magic Show, treasure hunt, activities and more! Noon to 4 p.m.
  • Aug. 2 - Carnival Splashtacular: $3 admission, following the Summer Carnival

Closing for Inclement Weather

If the temperature is less than 65 degrees or the number of swimmers is fewer than 15 at 1 p.m. or 5 p.m., the Aquatic Park may be closed at the Parks and Recreation Department's discretion. If the weather is questionable, please call 952-233-9502 or check our Facebook page. Evening swim lessons will still be held at their regular time and may be moved inside to the Community Center in the case of inclement weather.

Slide/Diving Board closures during swimming lessons

The slides and diving board may be closed after 5:15 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Sundays for swimming lessons.

Equipment Policy

  • Only U.S. Coast Guard‐approved life jackets are allowed in the park. All other flotation devices are prohibited.
  • Parents with children wearing a life jacket must be within arm’s reach of the children and actively supervising them.
  • Life jackets and goggles are not permitted on any of the slides or in the diving well.

Pool Rules

Read more about the rules and expectations for behavior [PDF] at SandVenture Aquatic Park.

Splish and Splash Tot Time

Infants and toddlers can play in the sand and swim in the pool before the park opens to the public. The slides and diving board are closed during this time.

Lifeguards are on duty. Adult supervision is required and adults must be in the water with their children. Each session requires participants to exit the facilities before the general public is admitted at 11 a.m. Only U.S. Coast Guard-approved life jackets may be worn. No other flotation decides allowed.

WHEN: 9:45-10:45 a.m. Fridays

AGES: 0-6

COST: $5/child; Free for parents