Local Pools That Let You Reserve

Looking for a place to cool off and chill out with your kids this summer? Most kids love spending time poolside, but thanks to COVID-19, most public pools in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor want you to reserve a time slot to swim — some pools even let you rent out the whole pool for your family and friends during certain days and times. With this in mind, we’ve rounded up eight local pools that offer private reservations for local families. Check out the list to find one near you and start planning your family’s first swimming trip of 2021. Note: Each pool is different, so make sure to check their website or talk to someone about the prices and rules beforehand.

Birmingham Family YMCA

Reserve your swim time by calling. Must be a member.

Carls Family YMCA

Reserve your time slot for your swim session 48 hours in advance by calling. Lockers rooms are only open after swimming, so come dressed to swim. Only deck showers are available. Masks must be worn on the deck until you get into the pool. Must be a member.

Farmington Family YMCA

Reserve your 45-minute swim session 48 hours in advance by calling or going into the Welcome Center. Must be a member. Bring your own towel, lifejackets and swim equipment. Pool deck will be sanitizer in between reserve times. Must be a member.

Macomb Family YMCA

Reserve your 45-minute swim session 48 hours in advance by calling or going in to speak to the Welcome Center. Masks must be worn on the deck until you get into pool. Must be a member.

Oak Park Municipal Pool

Available days for pool rentals are Saturdays-Sundays 6:30-9:30 p.m. $350-$400/up to 75 people, $400-$450/75-100 people, $450-$500/101-200 people, $400-550/201-400 people. Price is for three hours; $160 per additional hour. $75 deposit required.

Richmond Community Pool

The pool rental fee is $200 for a 1-3 hour block of time with lifeguard included. The pool deposit is $125 and is due at booking. To reserve the pool, you must fill out the rental application online. The maximum pool capacity is 160 people.

Troy Family Aquatic Center

Reservations for the pool cannot be made over the phone and should be made on their website 24 hours in advance. There is no fee for a reservation, but you must have a membership to do so.

Water’s Edge Community Pool

  • Address: 25215 W. River Road, Grosse Ile
  • Phone: 734-675-2364

Rental hours are Monday-Sunday 7-9 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-noon. $210/1-30 guests for 2 hours, $260/31-50 guests for 2 hours, $300/51-100 guests for 2 hours. $50/additional hour.

Do you know of other pools offering reservations in metro Detroit and Ann Arbor? Share them with us in the comments so that we can add them to our list.

Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano
Kari Zaffarano is a mom of one and Metro Parent's Audience Development Coordinator. She tracks down the best events every week and shares the inside scoop with families in print and online. She enjoys reading, traveling and exploring metro Detroit with her son.

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