A Splash of Fun

Aquatic Park manager Alison Gross is an outdoor waterpark fan.
The Aquatic Park is a refreshing oasis on a hot summer day.

Looking to beat the heat? The St. Louis Park Aquatic Park is the place to be this summer. Splash around in water geysers, spray arches, four-story waterslides, a wet sand playground and an inflatable obstacle course. There’s even a 25- meter lap pool for good old-fashioned swimming.Manager and lifeguard Alison Gross has been working at the Aquatic Park for 13 years and loves her job. In her opinion, Minnesotans want to make the most of the warm weather so indoor waterparks don’t stand a chance. “Indoor waterparks are not quite the same as when you’re outside in the sun,” she says.&  The Aquatic Park will be open through August 25; 3700 Monterey Drive; 952.924.2540; stlouispark.org/aquatic-park.html.