Parks & Recreation Office
Recreation Information Line
Parks and Recreation Director
Farmington Outdoor Pool
The pool will open on Wednesday, June 12, 2013.
The Farmington outdoor pool offers several amenities including a small drop slide, diving bay with one and two meter boards, wading pool, funbrellas, chaise lounge chairs, picnic tables and open lockers for patron use.
The Outdoor Pool was a Community Initiative
Initially a fundraising drive was undertaken by the community to raise money to construct an outdoor pool. After the fundraising attempt stalled and the money collected was not enough to pay for the entire construction of the outdoor pool, the City of Farmington stepped in and contributed the remaining funds needed for construction. Land for the outdoor pool and park (known as Evergreen Knoll Park) was donated by Tilges Construction. With land and money secured, construction began and was completed in 1970 on the outdoor pool. The outdoor pool was subsequently opened the following summer in 1971.
Operations and Maintenance
Since there wasn't a Parks and Recreation Department when the outdoor pool opened in 1971, the Parks and Recreation Advisory Commission was heavily involved with the outdoor pool. Pool maintenance responsibility was placed under the Streets Department and a person was hired to oversee pool operations. In 1976, the City’s first Parks and Recreation Director was hired and the operations and maintenance of the outdoor pool was placed under the responsibility of the newly created Parks and Recreation Department.
There are two pools that are served by one bathhouse; a wading pool consisting of 11,601 gallons of water with a capacity of 68 swimmers and a larger deeper main pool consisting of 247,670 gallons of water with a capacity of 344 swimmers.
Pool photos above provided by City staff and Deanna Weniger
626 Heritage Way
Farmington, MN 55024