Rochester, MN (KROC-AM News) - After a temporary closure due to safety concerns, the City of Rochester Parks & Recreation department has announced when Soldiers Field Pool and Silver Lake Pool will reopen, and registration will be required.

According to a news release, the Soldiers Field Pool will reopen and the Silver Lake Pool with open on Monday, June 14th. After the Parks & Recreation Department, other City departments, and community partners developed a plan to address the safety concerns that had arisen.

The plan includes additional staff and volunteers who will assist in monitoring activities outside of the water. Community organizations have offered to visit the pools and interact with participants. Rochester Police Department School Resource Officers (SROs) will have an occasional presence at the pools throughout the summer to interact with the youth and families and to help ensure a safe and fun experience.

Registration for both pools is required. Registering online will be available here, and registering in advance is recommended. Registration will be available starting Friday, June 11, 2021, according to the news release. If community members or visitors need assistance with registering for a session, they can call the Parks & Recreation department at 507-328-2525.

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The Parks & Recreation team is using the next few days to address maintenance issues that were identified during the first few days of Solider Field Pool opening.

“I want to thank the community for their patience as we have worked to provide a safe environment at both of the pools," Parks & Recreation Director Paul Widman said.. In addition, we want to acknowledge the Rochester Swim Club and other community partners in supporting this activity. We look forward to welcoming the community back and ask that everyone help us by following the guidelines and rules. Safety is our top priority.”


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Rochester and Southeast Minnesota Pools That You Can Rent

Summers in the Rochester area and all throughout southeast Minnesota can get very hot. You can beat the heat by hosting your own private pool party. Below you'll seed details on public pools in our area that allow you to rent their facilities to host private events.

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