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What's new

Alcohol in beaches and parks

You can now bring and enjoy alcoholic beverages at 7 beaches from June 1 to September 4 as well as 31 parks throughout the year and 16 additional parks from July 1 to August 31.


Find temporary drinking fountains

If you are feeling the heat, we have installed temporary drinking fountains and misting stations in areas of high need. The temporary fountains complement our permanent fountains.

Some outdoor pools now open

Take a swim outdoors. Second Beach and New Brighton outdoor pools are now open with Hillcrest and Maple Grove opening June 15. Admission is by online reservation.

Outdoor fire safety

Take extra caution when cooking or having a fire outdoors.

Review tips on how to manage BBQ coals, avoid a fire outdoors, safely dispose of smoking materials, and more.

Stay safe in the heat

The heat has arrived. Find out where to keep cool and how to protect yourself during hot weather. Check on others frequently.