City Pool and Splash Pad Information

Photo of Richmond Park pool with the administrative building and water slide in the background

We're hiring seasonal staff for the 2021 pool season! To see available positions, click HERE.


Season Information 

We have 3 public pools and 14 public splash pads across the city. Pools will be open June 11 through August 21. Splash pads will be open June 11 through September 12.

COVID-19 Protocols

To keep the community safe amid COVID-19, we're limiting capacity at each pool to allow for physical distancing. Check real-time capacity numbers at the links below.

Briggs Pool Capacity Counter

MLK Pool Capacity Counter

Richmond Pool Capacity Counter

The following guidelines are also in place:

  • Pools will close for one hour between each three-hour open swim session to allow for facility sanitation
  • Face coverings are required for unvaccinated visitors when indoors in locker rooms
  • Face coverings should not be worn in the water, but physical distancing must be maintained
  • Cashless payment options will be offered in addition to cash at all facilities 

Pool Admission (cash or credit card)

RESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $1

Adults (over 17): $3

NONRESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $3

Adults (over 17): $5


Splash Pad Admission

Free for all visitors


Punchcards and Season Passes

punchcard (Youth admission = 1 punch, adult admission = 2 punches)

10-Punch: $8

20-Punch: $15

Purchase a Punchcard

Family season pass (valid for a household of up to 6 people. unlimited admission to all pools.)

Resident: $80

Nonresident: $90

Purchase a Season Pass


Hours, Locations and Photos 

People enjoy Briggs Park Pool with a spray fountain and slide.

Briggs Park Pool 

350 Knapp St NE View map


Season Information and Open/Lap Swim Hours:

Season dates: June 11 through August 21

Pools may close due to weather or maintenance issues. Check our Facebook page or call our cancellation hotline at 616.456.3699 for updates on hours.

Open Swim

MONDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

tuesDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm

Wednesday

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

thursday

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

friday

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

saturday

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

sunday

Noon - 4:00 pm

Lap Swim (starts June 19)

tuesday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

thursday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

saturday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

See Swim Lesson Offerings at Briggs Pool


Admission (cash or credit card):

Residents

Youth (17 and under): $1

Adults (over 17): $3

Nonresidents

Youth (17 and under): $3

Adults (over 17): $5


Features:

  • Restrooms/Locker rooms
  • Waterslide
  • Concession stand
  • Accessible lift
  • Lawn area
  • Picnic tables

Pool Rules 

Age Guidelines

  • Regardless of age, children who need assistance or can't swim must have an adult in the pool within arm's reach at all times
  • You must be 10 years old to enter the pool and/or deck alone during open swim. Anyone under the age of 10 must have an adult

Pool Guidelines

  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers must stay on the shallow end of the pool
  • Swimmers must wear clean and appropriate swimsuits. Cotton clothing or toddler suits with flotation inserts are not allowed
  • No food, gum, drinks, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers in the pool area or locker rooms
  • Diapers must be designed for swimming
  • Diving is only allowed in the designated diving areas. No back dives or back flips allowed. Only one bounce is allowed
  • Flotation devices must be US Coast Guard approved
  • Small toys and pool noodles are allowed. Inflatables, water guns, balloons, etc. are not allowed
  • If you have an open sore you are not allowed to enter the pool
  • Swimmers must take a soap shower before entering the pool
  • Running, horseplay, swimming while intoxicated and other dangerous activities are not allowed

Facility Guidelines

  • Smoking/vaping is not allowed within the pool enclosure or bathhouse
  • Swimmers must clear the water immediately when the signal is sounded. They cannot return until the all-clear is given by the pool manager
  • Weather conditions may change pool hours. Thunder and/or lightning will close the pools
  • No refunds will be given if weather closes the pool

Pool managers are authorized by City Ordinance to expel anyone from the pool area who has violated these rules or behaves inappropriately.

People enjoy MLK park pool with a water slide.

Martin Luther King Park Pool

900 Fuller Ave SE View Map


Season Information and Open Swim Hours:

Season dates: June 11 through August 21

Pools may close due to weather or maintenance issues. Check our Facebook page or call our cancellation hotline at 616.456.3699 for updates on hours.

MONDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

TUESDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

THURSDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

FRIDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

SATURDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

SUNDAY

Noon - 4:00 pm 

See Swim Lesson Offerings at MLK Pool


Admission (cash or credit card):

RESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $1

Adults (over 17): $3

NONRESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $3

Adults (over 17): $5


Features:

  • Restrooms/Locker rooms
  • Waterslide
  • Concession stand
  • Accessible lift
  • Lawn area
  • Picnic tables

Pool Rules 

Age Guidelines

  • Regardless of age, children who need assistance or can't swim must have an adult in the pool within arm's reach at all times
  • You must be 10 years old to enter the pool and/or deck alone during open swim. Anyone under the age of 10 must have an adult

Pool Guidelines

  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers must stay on the shallow end of the pool
  • Swimmers must wear clean and appropriate swimsuits. Cotton clothing or toddler suits with flotation inserts are not allowed
  • No food, gum, drinks, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers in the pool area or locker rooms
  • Diapers must be designed for swimming
  • Diving is only allowed in the designated diving areas. No back dives or back flips allowed. Only one bounce is allowed
  • Flotation devices must be US Coast Guard approved
  • Small toys and pool noodles are allowed. Inflatables, water guns, balloons, etc. are not allowed
  • If you have an open sore you are not allowed to enter the pool
  • Swimmers must take a soap shower before entering the pool
  • Running, horseplay, swimming while intoxicated and other dangerous activities are not allowed

Facility Guidelines

  • Smoking/vaping is not allowed within the pool enclosure or bathhouse
  • Swimmers must clear the water immediately when the signal is sounded. They cannot return until the all-clear is given by the pool manager
  • Weather conditions may change pool hours. Thunder and/or lightning will close the pools
  • No refunds will be given if weather closes the pool

Pool managers are authorized by City Ordinance to expel anyone from the pool area who has violated these rules or behaves inappropriately.

 People swim in a large, zero-depth entry pool with a spray feature and water slide.

Richmond Park Pool 

1101 Richmond St NW View Map


Season Information and Open Swim Hours:

Season dates: June 11 through August 21

Pools may close due to weather or maintenance issues. Check our Facebook page or call our cancellation hotline at 616.456.3699 for updates on hours.

Open Swim 

MONDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

TUESDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

WEDNESDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

THURSDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm

FRIDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

SATURDAY

1:00 - 4:00 pm and 5:00 - 8:00 pm

SUNDAY

Noon - 4:00 pm 

Lap Swim (starting June 19)

monday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday

11:00 am - 12:30 pm

SATURDAY

11:00 am - 12:30 pm 

See Swim Lesson Offerings at Richmond Pool


Admission (cash or credit card):

RESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $1

Adults (over 17): $3

NONRESIDENTS

Youth (17 and under): $3

Adults (over 17): $5 


Features:

  • Restrooms/Locker rooms
  • Waterslide
  • Spray features
  • Zero-depth entry
  • Concession stand
  • Accessible lift
  • Lawn area
  • Picnic tables

Pool Rules 

Age Guidelines

  • Regardless of age, children who need assistance or can't swim must have an adult in the pool within arm's reach at all times
  • You must be 10 years old to enter the pool and/or deck alone during open swim. Anyone under the age of 10 must have an adult

Pool Guidelines

  • Non-swimmers and weak swimmers must stay on the shallow end of the pool
  • Swimmers must wear clean and appropriate swimsuits. Cotton clothing or toddler suits with flotation inserts are not allowed
  • No food, gum, drinks, alcoholic beverages, or glass containers in the pool area or locker rooms
  • Diapers must be designed for swimming
  • Diving is only allowed in the designated diving areas. No back dives or back flips allowed. Only one bounce is allowed
  • Flotation devices must be US Coast Guard approved
  • Small toys and pool noodles are allowed. Inflatables, water guns, balloons, etc. are not allowed
  • If you have an open sore you are not allowed to enter the pool
  • Swimmers must take a soap shower before entering the pool
  • Running, horseplay, swimming while intoxicated and other dangerous activities are not allowed

Facility Guidelines

  • Smoking/vaping is not allowed within the pool enclosure or bathhouse
  • Swimmers must clear the water immediately when the signal is sounded. They cannot return until the all-clear is given by the pool manager
  • Weather conditions may change pool hours. Thunder and/or lightning will close the pools
  • No refunds will be given if weather closes the pool

Pool managers are authorized by City Ordinance to expel anyone from the pool area who has violated these rules or behaves inappropriately.

 

Splash pads are a great way to cool off in Grand Rapids during the hot days of summer. We have 14 splash pads across the city that are free to use and open daily from 10:00 am to 9:00 pm during the summer season.

JPEG of Aberdeen Park Splash pad

Aberdeen Park Splash Pad

2230 Eastern Ave NE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


Alger Park Splash Pad

Alger Park Splash Pad 

921 Alger St SE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm) 


Splash pad at Campau Park

Campau Park Splash Pad

50 Antoine St SW View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm) 


Cherry Park

Cherry Park Splash Pad

725 Cherry St SE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


JPEG image of the splash pad at Fuller Park

Fuller Park Splash Pad

300 Fuller Ave NE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


JPEG image of the Gerald R Ford Academic Center splash pad

Gerald R. Ford Academic Center Splash Pad

851 Madison Ave SE View Map

Status: Closed for mechanical issues until further notice.


JPEG Image of the splash pad at Heartside Park

Heartside Park Splash Pad 

301 Ionia Ave SW View Map

Status: Closed for mechanical issues until further notice.


JPEG image of a splashpad at highland park

Highland Park Splash Pad

700 College Ave NE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm) 


Kids playing at Joe Taylor Park

Joe Taylor Park Splash Pad

1038 Bemis St SE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


JPEG image of the splash pad at Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Splash Pad 

1120 Bridge St NW View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


Mary Waters Park splash pad

Mary Water Park Splash Pad

1042 Lafayette Ave NE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


JPEG image of the splash pad at Mulick Park

Mulick Park Splash Pad 

1632 Sylvan Ave SE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)


JPEG image of the Roosevelt Park Splash Pad

Roosevelt Park Splash Pad 

739 Van Raalte Dr SW View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm) 


JPEG image of a splashpad at Wilcox Park

Wilcox Park Splash Pad 

100 Youell Ave SE View Map

Status: Open as scheduled (daily, 10:00 am - 9:00 pm)