Hours & Rates

*Check back for 2016 information


June 4 - August 9               Monday-Sunday         12:00-8:00pm

August 10 - August 23        Monday-Sunday         12:00-7:00pm

  (Closing times may vary beginning August 10)

August 24 - August 30    Monday-Sunday          12:00-4:00pm

August 31 - September 4 Monday-Friday           12:00-2:30pm

September 5 - September 7 Saturday-Monday  12:00-4:00pm

Please Note:

**August 24-September 7 schedules are tentative pending weather and staff availability)

**There will be a minimum of 200 patrons allowed into the Waterpark each day it is open.  The maximum number of patrons allowed into the facility will be based on the number of lifeguards available each day.


ADMISSION RATES                                  June 5-August 9        August 10-23        August 24-September 7

Daily Rate (48” or taller)                                        $6.50                    $4.00                        seebelow

Daily Rate (under 48” tall)                                     $4.50                    $4.00                         see below

Twilight Rate (5:00pm-close)                                 $4.00                    $4.00                         see below

Children under age two are free with paid adult

August 24 - August 30 = $3.00 per person

August 31 - September 4 = $2.00 per person

September 5 - September 6 = $3.00 per person

September 7 = $2.00 per person (last day of the season)


Weather Policies

  1. River Springs Water Park will NOT OPEN for open swim or other programs (except morning lap swim) until the “feels like” temperature is 70 degrees for at least one hour.
  2. River Springs Water Park will close for at least ½ hour if lightning is visible or thunder is heard in the area.
  3. Closing decisions are made, when possible, at least 45 minutes prior to the scheduled facility opening or program start time.
  4. Weather related closings may be reevaluated for reopening later in the day if conditions improve. 
  5. Weather related closings are announced using:

Parks & Recreation Hotline:  507-444-4321, option 2

Parks & Recreation webpage: http://ci.owatonna.mn.us/parksrecreation/cancellation

River Springs Water Park Facebook page

Signs posted on admissions and main entrance windows

Announcements made on KRFO and KOWZ


A great gift for any occasion, pass books can be purchased at the Park and Recreation office until the water park opens.  After that they are available both locations.

Pass Book prices are:  10 Passes for $60, 20 Passes for $110 or 30 Passes for $150


Individual season passes can be purchased at the Parks and Recreation office.  An ID card will be issued to you to present each time you enter.  If you lose your ID card, there is a $5 replacement fee.  Season Passes are non-transferable.

48 inches and taller                 $125.00

Under 48 inches tall                $95.00



Water park admission specials are not valid with other water park offers or discounts.

Mondays - Grandparents Day Grandparent gets in free with a paid grandchild at regular rate (one grandparent for each grandchild). 

Twilight Tuesdays - Everyone gets in for the $4 Twilight rate all day.

Family Nights – Every Wednesday - 5:00pm-close (June 5-August 9) and 4:00pm-close (August 10-23). Cost is $4 for individuals or $12 for a family up to 6 people, $2 charge for each additional person.

Thursday Facebook Specials - When you become a Facebook fan of River Springs Water Park, you will see a posting with a different special offered each Thursday. 

Mystery Specials and Events -- (June 7, June 14, July 26, August 9)- 5:00pm-close (June 5-August 9) and 4:00pm-close (August 10-23). More details to come a the dates approach.

Father's Day Special -- June 21 - Dad gets in free with a paid child at regular rate.

River Springs Summer Party -- June 28 (rain date July 5) - Total Entertainment DJ, games, family activities, prizes and fun for all.  Join the party from 1:00-5:00pm.

Owatonna’s Weekend Out – July 19 - $2 admission all day!

Veteran’s Special -- July 26 - All veterans get in free with a paid child at regular rate. 

Mother’s Special – August 2 - Mom gets in free with a paid child at regular rate. 

Mystery Special - August 9 - Parent receives $1.50 off admission with the purchase of a child's admission

Pre-Steele County Free Fair Special -- August 16 - $3 admission all day!

Park & Recreation Youth Programs Special -- August 10-23 - Any youth wearing their 2015 Owatonna Parks and Recreation program (soccer, t-ball, etc.) team sponsor t-shirt gets in for half the regular rate!

$2 Special  - August 23 - $2 admission all day!

Labor Day Special - September 7 - $2.00 admission all day!