Swim Bus

The swim bus will run rain or shine. As a guideline, if the outdoor temperature is 70° or above, we will go to the Outdoor Pool, if it’s 69° or below, or an 80% chance of rain we’ll go to the Levi P. Dodge Middle School (LDMS) pool. Call the recreation information line after 12:15 p.m. to verify at 651-280-6870.

The bus ride is FREE. All you have to pay is the pool admission and any treats you want while there. The bus ride will be chaperoned.

How It Works

  • No pre-registration. Just be at the designated bus stop 5-minutes prior to the scheduled pick-up time.
  • When you board the bus you will register with the chaperone listing your name, age, bus stop, emergency contact and phone number.
  • The bus will pick-up at the listed locations. If pick-up is at a park, the bus stop will be near the park sign, please be ready.
  • Be patient the bus may arrive a few minutes late, but it’s coming, it will run rain or shine.
  • Once at the pool the rider may not leave unless prior arrangements have been made with thebus chaperone and parent.

Swim Bus Schedule

  • Anyone under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible individual such as, a sitter, or day care provider.
  • June 19 - August 3 (Mondays - Thursdays) Dates and locations are listed below.
  • Begin picking up at 12:30 p.m.
  • Returning from pool starting at 3:30 p.m.
  • NO swim bus the week of July 3 - 7.

Pick-up an Drop-off Locations

Mondays & Wednesdays

Meadowview Park: 5550 197th Street parking lot - 12:30 p.m.
Pine Knoll Park: 4950 203 Street - 12:35 p.m.
Stelzel Field (parking lot): 19200 Centerfield Court - 12:50 p.m.
Empire Town Hall: 3375 197th Street - 12:55 p.m.
Sach’s Park: Calgary Trail & 200th Street - 1:00 p.m.
Prairie View Park: 1100 12th Street - 1:05 p.m.
Arrive at Pool 1:15 p.m.
Return from Outdoor Pool beginning at 3:30 p.m.; Indoor Pool return time will begin at 3:00 p.m. (Return trip - last on the bus to the pool will be the first dropped off).

Tuesdays & Thursdays

Fair Hills Park: 19200 Estate Avenue - 12:30 p.m.
Daisy Knoll Park: 18640 Esquire Way - 12:40 p.m.
Dakota County Estates Park: 18220 Emerald Trail - 12:50 p.m.
North Creek Park (parking lot): Upper 182nd Street
& Dunbury Avenue - 1:00 p.m.
Lake Julia Park: 5105 187th Street West - 1:10 p.m.
Jim Bell Park & Preserve Trailhead: 190th Street - 1:20 p.m.
Farmington Preserve Park (parking lot): 19975 Embers
Avenue - 1:30 p.m.
Arrive at Pool 1:40 p.m.
Return from Outdoor Pool beginning at 3:30 p.m.; Indoor Pool return time will begin at 3:00 p.m. (Return trip - last on the bus to the pool will be the first dropped off)