Edina, Minn., June 1, 2021 – An electrical failure has delayed the opening of the Edina Aquatic Center, 4300 W. 66th St.
The municipal Edina Aquatic Center was set to open Friday, June 4. Water from a heavy rain Thursday, May 27, got into the facility’s main electrical distribution panel, ruining the equipment. Staff is working to repair the panel, but the work will delay the opening of the facility by about a week.
"We know this is disappointing news," said General Manager Patty McGrath. "We did a lot to prepare for this year's opening, including painting the pool and slide tower, refurbishing the dry play area and renovating the zip line structure. We are working as fast as we can to fix the electrical panel so we can warmly welcome back our patrons and enjoy the summer together."
One of the metro area’s premier water attractions, the Edina Aquatic Center features a 50-meter lap pool with diving well, diving boards, Lost Wave surf simulator, body and tube slides, zip line, water playground and Oakwood Forest dry playground area.
Staff is working on an incentive for season pass holders and will communicate with them when a decision is made.
For the most up-to-date information on this year’s opening, visit EdinaAquaticCenter.com.