Ramsey County beaches and Battle Creek Waterworks open

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Ramsey County Parks & Recreation opened Battle Creek Waterworks and began lifeguard services at the county’s five guarded swimming beaches on June 9. Battle Creek Waterworks opens daily at 11 a.m. Lifeguards are on duty at the guarded beaches daily from noon to 8 p.m. 

Guarded beaches are available at the following locations within the Ramsey County parks system:

• Tony Schmidt Regional Park: 3500 Lake Johanna Blvd., Arden Hills

• Lake Josephine County Park: 3027 Lexington Ave. N., Roseville

• Long Lake Regional Park: 1500 Old Highway 8, New Brighton

• Lake McCarrons County Park: 1795 Rice St., Roseville 

• White Bear Lake County Park: 5050 Lake Ave., White Bear Lake 

Beach users must obey all beach and swimming rules as outlined in the Ramsey County park ordinance. Children under 16 require parent or guardian supervision at all beach locations.

Groups of 25 people or more must secure a reservation permit at least two weeks prior to their event date at all guarded beaches.

Ramsey County also operates two swimming beaches without lifeguard services. These beaches are located at Lake Gervais and Turtle Lake County Parks.

The swimming beach at Lake Owasso County Park will be closed in 2018 while construction at the park takes place. The beach at Lake Owasso is an unguarded beach and will reopen in 2019.

The swimming beach at Snail Lake will be closed in 2018 due to flooding. The flooding is currently being assessed by the city of Shoreview, Ramsey County and the Ramsey-Washington Metro Watershed District.

Details about Ramsey County beaches are available at www.ramseycounty.us/beaches.


Battle Creek Waterworks

Battle Creek Waterworks, located in Battle Creek Regional Park at 2401 Upper Afton Road, Maplewood, will be open 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. The water park will remain open until August 26.

Tot Tuesdays and Thursdays will continue in 2018. The zero-depth entry pool with water play structure will open early every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. for kids ages 5 and under with guardians. The fee for Tot Tuesday and Thursday sessions is $2.50 per person.

Standard admission to Battle Creek Waterworks is $7 for adults and children over 12 months; children younger than 12 months are free. Twilight admission, valid after 5 p.m. is $5.

Advanced reservations are required for all organized groups at Battle Creek Waterworks due to capacity limits. Groups of 25 or more receive discounted admission to Battle Creek Waterworks. Reservations can be made at 651-748-2500. 

Details about Battle Creek Waterworks are available www.ramseycounty.us/waterworks.

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