Public Swimming Pools in Metro Detroit and Ann Arbor

Keep cool and dive into one of these public swimming pools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor in summer 2019.

Temperatures are rising across southeast Michigan, and that means it’s time to pack up the kids and make your way to the nearest public swimming pool.

Whether your child’s a little Michael Phelps in the making or more comfortable bobbing in the shallow end with her inflatables, these waterholes offer affordable fun close to home.

Decked out with amenities such as spray fountains, tippy buckets, water slides and lap lanes, there’s no shortage of ways to make a splash this summer.

Pool hours are subject to change without advance notice; check ahead for the latest. Also, costs are often lower for residents of a community. Check ahead to see if you can save even more!

Got a tyke that still needs swimming lessons? Skip the pool and try on a splash pad or spray ground for size or, if you want a bit more splash, try a local water park.

Note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, pools may have different hours than what is listed here or may be temporarily closed. Others may have safety protocols in place. We have done our best to list the most accurate information but check ahead before heading out. 

Allen Park Middle School Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 8401 Vine Ave., Allen Park
  • Phone: 313-827-2664
  • Hours (2020): Open swim is not currently available
  • Costs (2020): N/A

This indoor pool is available for kids and adults looking to become better swimmers or even those interested in joining the Barracuda Swim Team, where individuals can swim competitively.

Anchor Bay School District Aquatic Center

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 52401 Ashley St., New Baltimore
  • Phone: 586-716-4623
  • Hours (2020): Hours vary — check ahead for the latest and register for activities in the water online or via phone
  • Costs (2020): Costs vary

Splash around with the entire family in this aquatic center. You can enroll in swimming lessons for yourself or invite the family. Outside of swimming, exercise classes are also offered.

Blue Heron Bay Spray Park at Independence Lake County Park

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 3200 Jennings Road, Webster Township, Whitmore Lake
  • Phone: 734-449-4437
  • Hours (2020): Open swim ins not currently available
  • Costs (2020): N/A

Have a blast at the spray park soaking in the water and fun. Get your family together to slide down one of the two 24-foot water slides. When you want a break from swimming, grab a bite to eat and sit back and relax.

Botsford Park Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 19444 Lathers St., Livonia
  • Phone: 248-476-9700
  • Hours (2020): 1-4 and 4:30-8 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-3 and 3:30-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Costs (2020): $5-$9/adults, $4-$7/kids 3-17 and seniors

Swim around and cool off in the summer heat in this outdoor pool. No one swims alone, so swimmers must bring a swim buddy.

Buhr Park Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 2751 Packard Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6234
  • Hours (2020): Buhr Park Pool will not open in 2020
  • Costs (2020): N/A

The outdoor pool offers a separate zero-depth entry children’s wading pool for the little ones.

Clements Circle Pool in Livonia

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 9999 Harrison St., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-421-9800
  • Hours (2020): 1-3:30 an 4-8 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 1-4 and 4:30-8 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 11 a.m.-2:30 and 3-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Costs (2020): $5-$9/adults, $4-$7/kids 3-17 and seniors

There’s ample space to dive and splash in this outdoor pool. Swim around the pool and splash the day away with your family.

Clarkston Community Swim

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 6093 Flemings Lake Road, Clarkston
  • Phone: 248-623-3588
  • Hours (2020): Open swim not offered at this time
  • Costs (2020): Program prices vary

The pool is open to those looking to take swim lessons or to join the Oakland Live Y’ers (OLY) swim team.

Dexter Community Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 3060 Kensington St., Dexter
  • Phone: 734-424-4140
  • Hours (2020): Open swim: hours vary on weekends, year-round; adult lap and senior lap swim available on weekdays
  • Costs (2020): $3/person, $1/ages 55-plus, free/ages 2 and under, $15/family maximum

Commit yourself to making time for a morning workout once or twice throughout the week. Don’t forget to take the kids during open swim hours.

Downriver Family YMCA

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 16777 Northline Road, Southgate
  • Phone: 734-282-9622
  • Hours (2020): All YMCA locations are currently closed
  • Costs (2020): N/A

Make a splash at the outdoor Splash Park Pool, which has zero-depth entry, fountains and a two-story water slide for the little ones. After swimming, dry off and grab a bite to eat at the café or picnic area.

Kennedy Outdoor Aquatic Center

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 3101 West Road, Trenton
  • Phone: 734-676-7172
  • Hours (2019): Noon-7 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, noon-5 p.m. or 7 p.m. Tuesday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekends June 14-Aug. 18
  • Costs (2019): $5-$7/daily, free/ages 4 and under

Explore the 25-by-23-meter pool and have a blast. Children ages 10 and below and those under 48 inches must be accompanied by an adult swimmer 16-plus.

Lake Erie Metropark Wave Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 32481 W. Jefferson Ave., Brownstown
  • Phone: 734-379-5020
  • Hours (2019): 6 a.m.-10 p.m., May 25-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $8/adult, $6/ages 15 and under and 62-plus, free/kids less than 30 inches in height, $0.50/locker; after 5 p.m. twilight rates available; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily fee per vehicle

Check out the “Great Wave” action pool while visiting. Don’t forget about the mini rock wall and swings in the play area that should guarantee a fun time. Adult supervision is required for ages 10 and under.

Lakeland High School Pools & Fitness Center

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 1630 Bogie Lake Road, White Lake
  • Phone: 248-676-2341
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: 5 a.m.-noon and 3-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5 a.m.-noon and 3-6 p.m. Friday, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): $8/person during summer, free/3 and under with adult admission

With a two-story indoor waterslide, there is enough fun to go around for the whole family. The little ones can enjoy space-themed toys while your older ones jump off diving boards into the pool.

Lake Orion High School Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 495 E. Scripps Road, Lake Orion
  • Phone: 248-814-1715
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: 5:30-8:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 5:30-8 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday
  • Costs (2019): $5/adult, $4/ages 12 and under and 60-plus

Gather your family and plan a trip to the pool to cool down in the summer. Splash around and teach your kids how to swim to make for an enjoyable time in the water.

Lake St. Clair Metropark Squirt Zone and Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 31300 Metropolitan Parkway, Harrison Township
  • Phone: 586-463-4581
  • Hours (2019): 6 a.m.-10 p.m. weekdays, 6 a.m.-11 p.m. weekends Memorial Day-Labor Day, Squirt Zone 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Free/Spray ‘n’ Play, $5/person for pool; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily

Take a swim in the Olympic-sized pool at this Metropark. There are also waterslides, inflatable obstacle courses and a climbing wall to keep your family entertained. Check out the Squirt Zone Spray Ground filled with water cannons and ground sprays.

Livonia Community Recreation Center Pool

  • Type: Indoor and outdoor
  • Address: Livonia Community Recreation Center, 15100 Hubbard Road
  • Phone: 734-466-2900
  • Hours (2019): Indoor leisure pool: 5:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 6 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday, 7 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday; outdoor pool: 1-6:45 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-6:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday, June-August; outdoor splash pad: 10 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): Indoor: $8.50-$17/adults, $7-$14/ages 14-17, $5-$10/ages 4-13 and 62-plus, free/3 and under with paying adult; outdoor: $5-$9/adult, $4-$7/ages 3-17 and 62-plus

The indoor leisure pool features zero-depth entry, a lazy river, spa and water slide. Outdoor swimming classes are also available for family members.

Mack Indoor Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 715 Brooks St., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6237
  • Hours (2019): Noon-2 p.m., 4-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-2 p.m., 4-8 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): $4/ages 4-17 and 55+; $5/adults; free/children 3 and under with paid adult

Ann Arbor’s only indoor public pool is a great way to bring together the whole family. Inside, you’ll find the main pool as well as the children’s tot pool. There is also a heated indoor pool for family members. Swim lessons are also available.

Macomb Township Recreation Center Pools

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: Macomb Township Recreation Center, 20699 Macomb St., Macomb Township
  • Phone: 586-992-2900
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: noon-5 p.m. Sunday, noon-4 p.m., 6-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, noon-9 p.m. Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday
  • Costs (2019): $5-$10/daily admission to rec center

At the Aquatic Center, you can sign up for swimming lessons, water aerobics and more. The facility features a whirlpool, four 20-yard lap lanes, water slide, log run, lazy river and more. There is also a zero depth entry area for the little ones.

Meri Lou Recreation Center Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 2960 Washtenaw Ave., Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-971-6355
  • Hours (2019): Open swim hours vary year round; check ahead for the latest
  • Costs (2019): $8-$9/adult, $6-$7/youth and seniors

This 6,000-square-foot pool, which is 25 yards long, is a great spot for family members interested in open swim, water aerobics or swimming classes. The swimming pool is also barrier-free and accessible for wheelchairs.

Novi High School Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 24062 Taft Road, Novi
  • Phone: 248-449-1206
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: 8-9 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 7:30-9 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, 6:30-9 p.m. Friday, 1-2 p.m. Saturday; lap swim hours: 6:30-9 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday
  • Costs (2019): $4/open/lap swim fee

Grab your goggles and swim cap and get ready to have a splashing fun time. Interested in learning how to swim better? There are swim instructors available to assist with swim lessons. Water aerobics is also available.

Red Oaks Waterpark

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 1455 E. 13 Mile Road, Madison Heights
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours  (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 10 a.m.-7 p.m.weekends and holidays June 7-Aug. 18; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 19-23; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 24-25; 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Aug. 26-30; 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Aug. 31-Sept. 2
  • Costs (2019): $17/person weekdays, $20/person weekends and holidays, free/children ages 0-1, $1/regular lockers; twilight rates available

The park features bubble jets, curtains, slides and a six-foot tipping bucket to excite the whole family. The kids can enjoy the “Spray Camp Play” zone, wave pool and more while you take photos to capture unforgettable memories.

Richmond Community Swimming Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 69310 Beebe St., Richmond
  • Phone: 586-727-7571
  • Hours (2019): Hours vary throughout the season
  • Costs (2019): $3/person, free/children 2 and under

Splash around in the swimming pool to beat the summer heat. Make sure you pack a lunch so you can take advantage of one of the plenty of picnic tables in the area and share a meal with your loved ones. Long hair must be tied back in the pool.

Rochester Adams High School

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 3200 W. Tienken Road, Rochester Hills
  • Phone: 248-726-3000
  • Hours (2019): Hours vary throughout the year
  • Costs (2019): Contact for rates

Come and swim in this safe environment. Lifeguards and instructors are certified by the American Red Cross. The swim levels are directly aligned with American Red Cross swim levels.

Rolling Hills Water Park in Ypsilanti

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 7660 Stony Creek Road, Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-484-9676
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Waterpark: $8-$10/adult, $6-$8/kids over 36 inches tall, weekdays (less after 5 p.m.); $10-$13/adult, $8-$11/kids over 36 inches tall, weekends and holidays; free/kids 36 inches tall or under; $6-$10/daily vehicle pass

From lazy rivers to wave pools, waterslides and more, there is something for everyone. There is also a zero-depth entry activity pool for the little ones in your family.

Romulus Aquatic Center

  • Type: Indoor and outdoor
  • Address: Romulus Athletic Center, 35765 Northline Road, Romulus
  • Phone: 734-942-2223
  • Hours (2019): Indoor: Open swim hours vary daily, outdoor splash pool Memorial Day-Labor Day, splash pad will be open on weekends noon-6 p.m., Memorial Day-June 16
  • Costs (2019): $8-$12/day pass

Encourage your kids to take advantage of the 240-foot long “Lazy River” as well as the five-foot, 150-gallon tipping bucket for the little ones. While they’re splashing and having a blast, you can relax in the hot tub or spa.

Royal Oak Middle School Pool

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 709 N. Washington St., Royal Oak
  • Phone: 248-435-8500, ext. 1148 or 1087
  • Hours (2019): Open swim hours: 7-8:15 p.m. for children and adults, 8:15-9:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday and Thursday March 11-June 13, 2019; summer open swim hours: 7:15-8:30 p.m. for children and adults Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 8:30-9:45 p.m. adults only June 14-Aug. 8, 2019
  • Costs (2019): $5/ages 6-plus, free/ages 5 and under, free/seniors age 60-plus who are retired citizens with pass for city residents

This pool accommodates open swim sessions and instructional programs sprinkled throughout the year.

Rutherford Pool 

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 975 Congress St., Ypsilanti
  • Phone: 734-482-4401
  • Hours (2019): Regular season (June 15-Aug. 25, 2019) Monday, Wednesday and Friday: 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m./adult lap swim, 1-4:50 p.m./open swim, 5-6 p.m./adult lap swim, 6-8 p.m./family swim; Tuesday-Thursday: 6:30-1 p.m./adult lap swim, noon-1 p.m./tot splash, 1-4:50 p.m./open swim, 5-6 p.m./adult lap swim and tot splash, 6-8 p.m./family swim; Saturday-Sunday: noon-1 and 5-6 p.m./adult lap swim and tot splash, 1-4:50 p.m./open swim, 6-8 p.m./family swim. Pre- and post-season hours available from May 24-June 14 and Aug. 26-Sept. 2, 2019
  • Cost: Daily: $2.25-$3/kids, $4/adults, $3/seniors; $12-$16/punch cards, $110-$275/season passes

Find a variety of swim lessons for all ages and swim levels, water fitness courses and more. Parents must accompany kids who have not passed the swim test in the deep end of the pool.

Saline’s Parks and Recreation Aquatic Center

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 1866 Woodland Drive, Saline
  • Phone: 734-429-3502
  • Hours (2019): Open swim hours vary, generally noon-4:30 p.m., 7:30-9:45 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 9:30 a.m.-9:45 p.m. Friday, noon-5:45 p.m. Saturday, 9 a.m.-5:45 p.m. Sunday. Hours are subject to change
  • Costs (2019): $12/adult, $5/ages 3-17, $8/seniors 60-plus

Make a splash by playing aqua basketball or taking a dive into the pool. Children under 42 inches must be accompanied by an adult of at least 16 years of age in the water. There’s also a zero-depth entry for the tykes.

Shelden Park Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 33123 Van Court Ave., Livonia
  • Phone: 734-524-0649
  • Hours (2019): 1-5 p.m. Monday and Wednesday, 1-6:45 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday-Friday, noon-6:45 p.m. Saturday-Sunday
  • Costs (2019): $5-$9/adult, $4-$7/children ages 3-17 and seniors 62-plus

This L-shaped pool gives the tykes plenty of room to splash while more adept swimmers kick in the deep end.

Southfield Sports Arena Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: Southfield Municipal Complex, 26000 Evergreen Road, Southfield
  • Phone: 248-796-4640
  • Hours (2019): Hours vary, generally open the second week in June. General swim: 1p.m.-6p.m., Monday-Saturday
  • Costs (2019): Call in advance for rates

With a variety of options to choose from including an Olympic-sized pool, children’s spray pool, 120-foot waterslide and more, there’s something for everyone.

Splash ‘n’ Blast at Kensington Metropark in Milford

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 2240 W. Buno Road, Milford
  • Phone: 248-685-0603
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): Regular: $6-$7/over 42 inches tall, $5-$6/under 42 inches tall, free/ages 1 and under; twilight rates after 5 p.m.; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily

Have a blast in this Caribbean-themed park, which is known for its 250-foot twisted water slides. There are also spray grounds with palm trees, cannons and more to entertain the family. The last wristband sale of the day is 30 minutes before closing.

Summit Aquatic Center in Canton

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: Summit on the Park, 1150 S. Canton Center Road, Canton
  • Phone: 734-394-5460
  • Hours (2019): Hours vary, hosts open swim hours year-round; check ahead for latest
  • Costs (2019): Contact for rates

While your children enjoy the lazy river or the zero-depth leisure pool, which features a 30-inch water slide, don’t forget that you can get a workout by participating in aquatic fitness classes. Classes include aqua tone, aqua kickbox and more.

Troy Family Aquatic Center

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 3425 Civic Center Drive, Troy
  • Phone: 248-524-3514
  • Hours (2019): Open swim hours: 3-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 29-June 14, 2019; 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Friday (June and August), 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Friday (July), 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, June 14-Aug. 9, 2019; 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday, Aug. 10-Sept. 2, 2019
  • Costs (2019): Contact for rates

With tube and body slides as well as a kiddie slide and splash pad, this location should guarantee a fun time. When you’re not in the water, get up and play sand volleyball.

Turtle Cove Family Aquatic Center at Lower Huron Metropark

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 17845 Savage Road, Belleville
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $11-$12/adults 48 inches and taller, $9-$10/kids 30-47 inches, free/kids under 30 inches, $8/everyone after 5 p.m., 50 cents/coin-operated lockers; Metroparks vehicle pass: $10/daily

Enjoy a drift down the lazy river or a thrill when sliding down the water slide. Children must be at least 48” or taller to ride the large waterslides. Before you leave, challenge yourself to get soaked by the 300-gallon dumping bucket. Don’t forget there’s a zero-depth entry pool for the little ones.

Veterans Memorial Outdoor Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 2150 Jackson Road, Ann Arbor
  • Phone: 734-794-6235
  • Hours (2019): 3:30-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-8 p.m. weekends/holidays May 25-June 16, 2019; 1-8 p.m. weekdays, noon-8 p.m. weekends and holidays, June 17-Sept. 2, 2019
  • Costs (2019): $5/adult, $4/ages 4-17 and 55-plus, free/3 and under with paying adult

Enjoy the family-friendly atmosphere at this Ann Arbor city pool, which features a water slide and picnic area. Mark your calendar for “Saturday Summer Splash Days” on Saturday, June 30, 2019 and Saturday, July 21, 2019 for pool games and fun activities.

Warren Community Center Indoor Water Park

  • Type: Indoor
  • Address: 5460 Arden Ave., Warren
  • Phone: 586-268-8400
  • Hours (2019): Open swim: 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday; water slide hours: 5-7 p.m. Monday-Friday, noon-7 p.m. Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday; lap pool: noon-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday
  • Costs (2019): Contact for rates

Spend some quality time with your loved ones splashing the day away. There are also swimming lessons and water aerobics available for those looking for something more.

Waterford Oaks Waterpark

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 1702 Scott Lake Road, Waterford
  • Phone: 248-858-0918
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (pool closes at 6:30 p.m.), weekends 10 a.m.- 7 p.m. June 7-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $8-$13/person

Escape to a waterpark that feels like a tropical paradise. With palm trees, a tropical wave pool and a bubbler fountain, you’ll be able to enjoy your time away from home. There’s a children’s water playground and picnic area with grills for your family to enjoy.

Wayne County Family Aquatic Center

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 12600 Chandler Park Drive, Detroit
  • Phone: 313-822-7665
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. (pool closes at 6:30 p.m.), weekends May 25-27, June 1, June 8, daily June 15-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $7-$8/ages 13-plus, $5-$6/ages 3-12, $2-$3/ages 2 and under

Your kids can enjoy the summer time in the city with the “Way Cool, Wave Pool” and “Splish-Splash Land.” If they’re up for the challenge, they can conquer the two 23-foot-long water slides.

Willow Metropark Swimming Pool

  • Type: Outdoor
  • Address: 23200 S. Huron Road, New Boston
  • Phone: 734-697-9181
  • Hours (2019): 11 a.m.-7 p.m. weekdays, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. weekends and holidays Memorial Day-Labor Day
  • Costs (2019): $4/person, $3/person after 5 p.m., free/kids under 30 inches tall; Metroparks vehicle permit: $10/daily

You can soak in the sun and fun at this park by going down the family slide or playing a game of water basketball. Get your toes wet and make this a trip to remember.

This post was updated for 2019 by Shelby Stewart.


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