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The Best Ann Arbor Outdoor Pools to Visit in 2022

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Summer is here, that means swimming season. This article will help you find the best Ann Arbor outdoor pools that you can visit today and all summer long. The only public pool open before Memorial Day is Fuller Park which opened for the season on May 15.


Public Outdoor Pools

The Ann Arbor pools below are open to the general public with a daily admission option. Many also offer multiple visit passes and season passes.

Buhr Park Pool

Buhr Park Pool is one component of Buhr Park. The park also has a small playground, outdoor ice rink (in the winter), sports fields, tennis courts, and Cobblestone Farm. Buhr Park Pool offers a separate zero-entry tot pool with spray features and water toys.

The Buhr Park Tot Pool is closed in 2022 due to a mechanical issue. We will update when the tot pool reopens. They closed on June 16 to investigate, but have not found the issue.

Season Ended Early

Due to staffing shortages compounded by COVID among the staff, Buhr Park Pool has closed as of 4p on Thursday, August 25. They originally planned an early closure on August 28.

Ann Arbor Buhr Park Pool

Check out more details in our Wednesday Activity Review of Buhr Park Pool.

At a Glance

Address: 2751 Packard Rd
Summer Hours: Monday-Friday 1-8p Lap Swm only, noon-1p, Saturday & Sunday noon-8p. 3:30-8:30p weekdays until June 10
Season: Memorial Day-August 25
$6/ages 18-54, $5/Youth & Seniors

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Fuller Park Pool

Fuller Park Pool is part of the Fuller Park Complex.Fuller Park Pool has a water slide that looks really cool from the road.In addition to the pool, Fuller Park includes sports fields and a wooden play structure. A few years ago my daughter asked to do a Playground Profile on Fuller Park. After arriving at the park in mid-May, I discovered her real motivation was to try the water slide. After a few years, we finally visited Fuller Park Pool in May 2018. Check out our Review of Fuller Park Pool.

Ann Arbor Fuller Park Pool & Survival Flight Helicopter

At a Glance

Address: 1519 Fuller Rd, Ann Arbor
Hours: Lap Swim Only 7-10:30a daily
General Swim: 10:30a-7:30p daily
Modified General Swim Hours: 4-7:30p Weekdays, 1-9p weekends
Season: May 15-September 18 – modified operation before June 13 and after August 28
$6/ages 18-54, $5/Youth & Seniors

Ann Arbor Fuller Park Pool - Slide

Veterans Memorial Pool

Veterans Memorial (Vets) Pool is located at 2150 Jackson Ave. Vets Pool offers a water slide and a zero-entry kids area with water spray areas. For 2018, Veterans Park received a new pool liner. Don’t miss our Veterans Park Playground Profile. As a toddler and preschooler, my daughter took swim lessons at Veterans Pool, but we never visited for Open Swim. She finally went for the first time in summer 2021 and helped write our Activity Review.

Ann Arbor Pools - Veterans Pool Main Pool Area

At a Glance

Address: 2150 Jackson Ave, Ann Arbor
Hours: Monday-Friday 1-8p Lap Swim only, noon-1p, Saturday & Sunday noon-8p.
Modified Hours: Starting August 28 – Weekdays 4-8p, Weekends noon-8p
Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day
Price: $6/ages 18-54, $5/Youth & Senior

Ann Arbor Pools - Veterans Pool Tot Area


Rutherford Pool

Rutherford Pool is located in Ypsilanti’s Recreation Park.

Rutherford Pool originally opened in 1973 by the City of Ypsilanti. The Friends of Rutherford Pool took over upkeep and management in the early 2000s. The pool temporarily closed in after the 2011 season. After fundraising over $1 million in grants and donations, the pool was rebuilt and opened again for the 2014 season. The bathhouse was renovated for 2020 including new family changing rooms, a gender-neutral bathroom, and changes in the concession area and entrance.

More excited swimmers for family swim!!

Posted by Rutherford Pool on Friday, May 28, 2021

At a Glance

Address: 975 Congress St, Ypsilanti
Hours: 6:30-8a Adult Lap Swim (M-F)
noon-1p Adult Lap & Water Exercise (MWF)
noon-1p Adult Lap & Tot Splash (T, Th, Sa, Su)
1-4:50p Open Swim
5-6p Adult Lap Swim (MWF)
5-6p Adult Lap Swim, Tot Splash (T, Th, Sa, Su)
6-8p Family Swim (daily)
Season: Memorial Day-Labor Day Modified hours while school is in session
Pricing: Adults: $5
Youth (1-4:450p): $4
Youth (6-8p): $3.50
Tot Splash: $2.50 (Age 4 & under, no older siblings)
Seniors (55+): $4
5 visit Punch Cards & Season Passes Available


Membership Only Outdoor Pools

In addition to the public pools, the Ann Arbor has several outdoor pools that offer yearly memberships (often covering more than the pool).

Other Places to Get Wet

Of course pools are just one of the ways to get wet around Ann Arbor. Our Places to Get Wet article combines all of the different ways to get wet.

10 Places to Get Wet: Ann Arbor Swimming Pools

Water Parks and Spray Grounds

In addition to traditional pools, there are several water parks near Ann Arbor. Of the water parks, Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti Township offers the most swimming options with a shallow pool and a wave pool. Get more details in the Places to Get Wet article above. Separate articles on Water Parks and Spray Grounds are coming soon.

Ann Arbor Water Parks

Lakes, Rivers, and Creeks

In addition to swimming in a pool, there are several lakes and rivers in and near Ann Arbor that are great for summer swimming.

Check out the lake beaches within an hour of Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor Swimming Lakes

There are also many local parks that are good for splashing with creeks, rivers, and ponds.

Ann Arbor Parks for Splashing
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