Minnesota summer means lying pool or beachside and enjoying the weather. Here are the top indoor and outdoor water spots for those lazy summer days.
Medicine Lake East and West Beaches
Dry off from the lake by exploring nearby trails or hanging on the playgrounds at either beach. Both feature parking, picnic and bathroom areas. Grill out at East, or enjoy the fishing pier and sand volleyball court at West. Open 9 a.m.–8 p.m. West is guarded, 10:30 a.m.–6 p.m. 12605 Rockford Road.
Parkers Lake Beach
Get back to nature on the trails or run free on the playground. Plan a picnic meal and fire up the park grills. Bathroom facilities and parking are close by and the beach is guarded 11:30 a.m.–7 p.m. Open 9 a.m.–8 p.m. 15505 County Road 6.
Life Time Fitness Pools
Get the best of both worlds with indoor and outdoor pool sections. Relax in the sun at the outdoor leisure pool with two waterslides. Inside, practice laps in the competition pool, try the diving well, or splash around the leisure pool with waterslide. Daily rates vary. 3600 Plymouth Blvd.
Wayzata East Middle School Pool
Beat the heat at these indoor open swims. Bring fun water toys, noodles and lifejackets. Experienced swimmers can try out the diving board or practice their strokes in the lap area. Kids 36 inches or 6 years and younger (including those who don’t participate in the swim) must be accompanied by an adult. Friday nights, 6:30–8:30 p.m., $4. Weekday swims, Monday–Friday, noon–12:50 p.m., $3. 12000 Ridgemont Ave.
For more info call 952.509.5200 or visit the City of Plymouth website.