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City Pools and Splash Pads Open June 10

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According to a city press release,

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that city-owned pools and splash pads will open Friday, June 10. Pools will be open daily through Aug. 20. Splash pads will be open daily through Sept. 11.

“Our pools and splash pads offer much needed opportunities to get active and cool off during the summer months,” said David Marquardt, the City’s Parks and Recreation Director. “Thanks to the Parks, Pools and Playgrounds millage passed by Grand Rapids voters in 2019, these important amenities will remain affordable and longstanding community resources.”

Admission for city pools is $1 for Grand Rapids residents 17 and under, $3 for Grand Rapids residents over 17, $3 for nonresidents 17 and under, $5 for nonresidents over 17. 10-hole punch cards are available for $8 for residents and $18 for nonresidents. 20-hole punch cards are available for $15 for residents and $25 for nonresidents. Season passes for families up to six people are $80 for residents and $90 for nonresidents. City splash pads are free to use for all visitors.

Open swim hours at Briggs Park pool (350 Knapp St. NE), Martin Luther King Park pool (900 Fuller St. SE) and Richmond Park pool (1101 Richmond St. NW):

  • Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Lap swim is available for residents over 16 years old for $2 and nonresidents over 16 years old for $4. Lap swim will be available at the following locations and hours:

  • Briggs Park pool on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.
  • Richmond Park pool on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays from 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

All pool hours are weather dependent. Cancellations due to weather and maintenance will be announced on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page and the department’s cancellation hotline at 616.456.3699.

Additional recreation programming will be happening in and near the pools this summer, including:

New this season, all three pools will be available for private rentals for up to 100 people. Rentals are only available on Sundays from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. and cost $400 for two hours. Rentals must be made at least two weeks in advance by calling the Parks and Recreation department at 616.456.3696.

City splash pads will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the following locations:

  • Aberdeen Park (2230 Eastern Ave. NE)
  • Alger Park (921 Alger St. SE)
  • Campau Park (50 Antoine St. SW)
  • Cherry Park (725 Cherry St. SE)
  • Fuller Park (300 Fuller Ave. NE)
  • Gerald R. Ford Academic Center (851 Madison Ave. SE)
  • Heartside Park (301 Ionia Ave. SW)
  • Highland Park (700 College Ave. NE)
  • Joe Taylor Park (1038 Bemis St. SE)
  • Lincoln Park (1120 Bridge St. NW)
  • Mary Waters Park (1042 Lafayette Ave. NE)
  • Mulick Park (1632 Sylvan Ave. SE)
  • Roosevelt Park (739 Van Raalte Dr. SW)
  • Wilcox Park (100 Youell Ave. SE)

A new splash pad at Garfield Park (250 Burton St. SE) is expected to be completed in August.

Learn more about pools and splash pads at the city’s website HERE.