Bright and Colorful Upgrades Happening Now in the Third-Largest City in Minnesota

Flowers are starting to pop up, the sun is showing up every now and then to warm things up, and the Lime Scooters are back!  All signs are pointing to a fantastic summer in Minnesota and one town will hopefully be starting the season with a new and upgraded area for the community.

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Pool Upgrade In Progress For Rochester, Minnesota

If you haven't heard the big news, the third-largest city in Minnesota is finally getting a pool upgrade!  The Soldiers Field pool in Rochester, Minnesota has been under construction with exciting and much needed additions for the community.  I've got a few photos below to show you the progress and a few of the colorful items that just scream "summer"!

It's happening! 🎉
The water slides are being installed at Soldiers Field! We can't wait for all of the fun to be had this summer.

- Rochester Park & Recreation Facebook Page

 

Get a glimpse below at the entire upgrade for the pool area at Soldiers Field in Rochester, Minnesota.

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It doesn't have any water in it yet but the lazy river already looks amazing!

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When is the New Pool Planning to Open in Rochester, Minnesota?

According to a story at KTTC on March 18th, 2024, the timeline to open the pool at Soldier's Field is either towards the end of May or the earlier dates in June.  When I hear the official opening day for the new pool, I'll have that info on my Facebook page - Jessica On The Radio.  

Will This Solve The Issue With Finding Swimming Lessons in the Rochester Area?

Many individuals in our community have expressed concern for years about the lack of pools and areas for swimming lessons in Rochester.  Most think that this issue happened solely due to the Rochester Area Family YMCA closing.  What most don't realize is that families from the Rochester area were driving to surrounding towns for lessons even prior to the closing.  Being a staff member at the YMCA and a parent myself, I had trouble getting my own kids signed up for lessons at the YMCA before they filled up.  Hopefully this new upgrade will help alleviate this concern for families, but my guess is that we will still have families that will need to schedule and drive to other towns for lessons.

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