The community of Savage offers a variety of options when it comes to keeping busy. The following links provide information on programs offered by the City of Savage and/or its partners.
Savage values the importance of arts in building a strong community. The nonprofit Savage Arts Council was founded in 2006 for the purpose of adding cultural art events to the growing southern metro area of the Twin Cities, building art appreciation and supporting regional artists. The organization is led by volunteers to provide arts programs and events in Savage and the southern Twin Cities, drawing local audiences as well as those from the greater metropolitan market.
Annual events include a juried art show and competition, the Minnesota River Arts Fair and the Scott County Art Crawl. The Savage Arts Council also provides workshops and classes at its center in the Savage Library.
Tucked within the Savage branch of the Scott County Library System is the Heritage Room, a place where the rich history of Savage has been on display for the public since 1997.
The Heritage Room was established as a joint partnership between the library system, the City of Savage and the Dan Patch Historical Society. The room holds two display cases containing Dan Patch memorabilia and buttons from all of the Dan Patch Days celebrations, as well as items from Cargill, Camp Savage, and other collectibles. The room also has a historic archive of newspaper articles and other information pertaining to Savage, along with books that have been written about the community. The Heritage Room follows the schedule of the library, which is open 7 days a week.
Stop in or call the Savage Library to learn more about free resources for everyone. Check out the literacy classes, events, and programs for all ages, computer help and internet access, reference services and books, e-books and more.
The City of Savage partners with Life Time Fitness to offer Savage residents access to a state-of-the-art fitness center with both indoor and outdoor pool facilities without being members. The daily fees are only available to people who live in Savage.
As for your questions regarding the city’s pool, here are some answers to more common ones.
Why doesn’t Savage have a community pool?
The City of Savage did evaluate building its own outdoor aquatic center in 2001. However, the ongoing operating expenses and tax burden to residents which are associated with this type of project did not make financial sense. Instead, the City chose to partner with Life Time Fitness to bring both indoor and outdoor aquatic amenities to our community.
What is the partnership between the City and Life Time Fitness?
Under the public-private partnership with Life Time Fitness, residents of Savage have access to the Life Time indoor and outdoor aquatic facilities without having to maintain a Life Time Fitness membership. Daily admission fees for residents are kept at levels comparable to other municipal pools in the area.
I am a Savage resident, but not a member of Life Time. Can I still use the Life Time pool?
Yes. Savage residents can purchase a day pass to use the outdoor pool only or the entire club including the indoor pool. Prices for each pass are listed above. You will need to show identification with your current Savage address.
Can I bring my kids?
Yes. Residents are allowed to bring their own children. Rates for kids 12+ are $6.75 and kids age 11 and under are $4.00.
Can I bring my neighbors kids or grandkids?
Yes, if you are a member of Life Time Fitness. Members are allowed a limited number of guest privilege visits each year. If the guest is under age 18, a Sponsoring Member Form must be signed by you and the parent/legal guardian of the minor.
No, if you are not a member of Life Time Fitness. Guest and Club Policies prohibit a non-member from bringing a guest to the facility.
How much does it cost for non-residents?
A day pass to Life Time Fitness is $25 for non-residents.