Aquatic Center

Closure of Rush City Aquatic Center for 2020 Season

On Tuesday, May 12th, the Rush City School Board voted to close the Rush City Aquatic Center for the summer of 2020. This tough decision was driven by operational obstacles, guidance obtained from the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The ability to comply with proper social distancing and additional safety recommendations would be extremely difficult and prohibits the Rush City School District and City of Rush City from ensuring the safety of our guests and our staff.

We know how much the community and surrounding area values the Rush City Aquatic Center, and this decision to close comes only after exhausting every effort. This closure includes the park for daily attendance along with all classes, birthday parties, and private rentals.

Season pass holders will automatically be provided a full refund. The Rush City Aquatic Center plans to reopen in 2021.


The Rush City Aquatic/Recreation center is located at 305 South Eliot Avenue in downtown Rush City. It has a full size gym with locker space and an outdoor aquatic facility with a 165 ft. slide, diving pool, lap pool, zero entry play area, and a 26 ft. drop slide. Activities include swimming lessons for ages 6 months up to advanced skill levels, open swimming every day, and water aerobics. Also included is a fully stocked concessions area for ice cream treats, snacks, pop, water, candy, nachos and much more. The Rush City Aquatic Center is a no flotation device pool where we strongly encourage adults to swim with their children. We only accept cash or check so please plan according when attending. Private rentals are available for birthday parties, etc. on Saturday mornings. Call the pool after June 3rd at 320-358-3074, for any questions.

Admission Prices (subject to change)

If you come to the pool between 12:30 & 3:00 p.m., this will allow you to swim the entire day until 6:30:

8 and under...............$5.00
9 - 61.........................$8.00
62 and up...................$5.00
Family Pass................$25.00
(family pass includes Dad, Mom and immediate family)

If you come to the pool between 3:00 & 5:00 p.m., this will allow you to swim until 6:30:

8 and under................$4.00
9 - 61.........................$6.00
62 and up...................$4.00
Family Pass................$18.00
(family pass includes Dad, Mom and immediate family)
**$1.00 admission charge for anyone who enters the pool and does not swim.

Nightly Special: (5:00-6:30 p.m.) $1.50 per person

Sunday Special: 1 free admission with every paid admission of equal or greater value. (excludes family pass)


Season Passes:

Eight years of age and under.......$85.00
Nine to Sixty-One........................$150.00
Sixty-two & up............................$85.00
Family Season Pass:.....................$250.00
(Dad, Mom and Children)

**Individual season passes and family season passes will be available at the Rush City Aquatic Center beginning June 3rd.

All Passes Non Refundable and Non Transferable

Water Aerobics

Mondays & Thursdays from 6:35-7:35 p.m. Begins June 8th and runs through August 23rd. For more information, call the Aquatic Center after May 31 at 358-3074. Pay $3.00 each class you attend.

Pool Employment Application

Click on the link below to download an application for Aquatic Center employment.
2020 Swimming Lesson Information

Click on the link below for full details on swimming lessons for the 2020 season. Swimming lesson prices are subject to change.


Pool Hours

12:30-6:30 p.m.
Sunday through Saturday

Daily Swim Schedule:
12:30-1:50 Swim
1:50-2:00 Break
2:00-3:20 Swim
3:20-3:30 Break
3:30-4:50 Swim
4:50-5:00 Break
5:00-6:30 Swim

*If extremely warm, more frequent
breaks may be taken.

Private Rentals

Restricted to following times:

10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon

Saturdays only.

$100.00 per hour

Rate could increase if large party uses pool. For more information, call the pool after May 31 at 358-3074. Click on the link below to download the pool party application and agreement. Please note that you MUST call the pool manager to reserve your party date. Sending in your application does NOT guarantee the date you request until you have verbally done so.

Punch Cards

Concessions Punch Card:
Price: $10.00
(25 cent increments)
Concessions Punch Cards will remain in the concessions area and may be used for purchases of concessions only and only by the person whose name appears on the card. Non-refundable.

Admissions Punch Card:
Ages 9-61:  $80.00
Ages 8 & under/62 & up: $50.00
2 sessions FREE!
(12 punches)
May be used by family members only (unless parent/guardian present). Punch cards will remain in the concessions area at all times. Non-refundable.