This fun water park opens for the summer in June. There are many water adventures awaiting kids of all ages, as well as a miniature golf course, sand play area and a large grassy slope perfect for relaxing. Located in Eagan this park is actually part of the Eagan City Parks and Recreation department. The park itself uses nautical names such as Shipwreck Cove, Captain’s Slides and Lookout Point. Some areas are designed for kids of a certain age, such as the Shipwreck Cove area where visitors less than 42” can play with bubblers, waterfalls, spouts and slides just their size. Bigger kids may want to visit the Captain’s Ship Slides and give them a try. These slides are built coming out of a large pirate ship. The orange slide is designed as a transition slide for younger visitors. The purple and yellow slides end pools with water 6 feet deep so the kids need to be able to swim without help. The Typhoon and Hurricane are the larger water slides and must be ridden independently without the use of a life jacket. Riders must be at least 42” tall for these two slides. There is also a tube slide that can be ridden by any age. This ride drops the riders directly into the lazy river.
If the slides and pools get boring there are also two additional activities included in the entrance fee. The Captains Course Miniature Golf and the Sandpiper Beach are providing fun alternatives for kids and adults. The golf course is 9 holes located off the deck of the Captain’s Galley. Sandpiper Beach has some play equipment as well as sand toys. There are also several shaded areas on this beach.
If the family gets hungry there is a snack bar, the Captain’s Galley that serves a variety of snacks, beverages and food. There are also a few essentials such as goggles, sunscreen and t-shirts available for purchase. Coolers and food from the outside is not permitted inside the park. There are picnic tables outside the park for those who wish to bring their own food
Lockers are available on site for those who may bring valuables they want to secure. The park does not allow the use of snorkels, flippers, masks that cover the nose or water toys. Goggles are permitted. When planning to use a lifejacket verify it is coast guard approved or it will not be permitted. Towels are not provided so bring your own, usually it is a good idea to bring two per person. This will allow one to be wrapped around while the other is used to sit on. The park does not allow smoking or the use of alcohol on the premises.
For anyone interested in viewing the park before they arrive they have a live webcam pointed at the pool area. Take a look before you go to check on the weather, see how crowded the pool may be or just to see how much fun can be had at the park.
Cascade Bay opens daily at 11:00 am and remains open until 8:30 pm. Entrance fees are $10 per person over 42” and $8 for those under that height. Kids under 18 months are free. There are also seasonal passes available. Be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen and enjoy the day’s adventure.
Complete details are available at the Cascade Bay Website