City announces pool openings

    Pools and splash pads will be in operation from Friday, June 9.
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    The City of Grand Rapids' Richmond Pool, located at 1101 Richmond St. NW. Courtesy photo.

    The City of Grand Rapids today announced that City-owned pools and splash pads will open Friday, June 9. Pools will be open daily through Aug. 19. Splash pads will be open daily through Sept. 10.

    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. There will be 10-hole punch cards 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) and Martin Luther King Park pool (1200 MLK Jr. St. SE):

    • Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from noon to 5 p.m.
    • Thursdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Sundays from noon to 4 p.m.

    Open swim hours at Richmond Park pool (1101 Richmond St. NW):

    • Mondays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Tuesdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Wednesdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Thursdays from noon to 5 p.m.
    • Fridays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Saturdays from noon to 7 p.m.
    • Sundays from noon to 4 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:

    All three pools will be available for private rentals for up to 100 people. Rentals are only available on select Sundays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and cost $400. Rentals can be made online HERE.

    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)
    • Garfield Park (250 Burton St. SE)
    • 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)

    Learn more about pools and splash pads at the City’s website at grandrapidsmi.gov/pools.

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