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.

2017 Swim Bus Schedule

The 2017 schedule will be updated soon!

  • Anyone under 8 years must be accompanied by a responsible individual such as, a sitter or day care provider.
  • June 20 - August 4 (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 4 - 8.

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)