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
- Address: 400 E. Lincoln St., Birmingham
- Phone: 248-644-9036
Reserve your swim time by calling. Must be a member.
Carls Family YMCA
- Address: 300 Family Drive, Milford
- Phone: 248-685-3020
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
- Address: 28100 Farmington Road, Farmington Hills
- Phone: 248-553-4020
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
- Address: 10 N. River Road, Mount Clemens
- Phone: 586-468-1411
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
- Address: 14300 Oak Park Blvd., Oak Park
- Phone: 248-691-7555
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
- Address: 69310 Beebe St., Richmond
- Phone: 586-727-3064
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
- Address: 3179 Livernois Road, Troy
- Phone: 248-524-3484
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.