Outdoor pool season begins May 23

DEARBORN – The city’s outdoor pool season begins May 23 with the opening of Dunworth and Ford Woods pools.

Both pools will be open from 4 to 7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays through June 12.

Beginning June 13, Dunworth will feature open swimming from 1 to 8 p.m. weekdays and from noon to 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

Dunworth Pool will host the USS Swim Meet June 19 to 21, and consequently, will not offer opening swimming on these three days.

Ford Woods, along with Dearborn’s other outdoor pools—Lapeer, Summer Stephens and Ten Eyck—will offer open swimming daily from 1 to 6 p.m. beginning June 13.

Lapeer, Summer-Stephens and Ten Eyck Pools are scheduled to close for the summer at 6 p.m. Aug. 16.

Beginning Aug. 17 and continuing through Sept. 7, Dunworth and Ford Woods will offer open swimming from 4-7 p.m. weekdays and noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays and holidays.

This schedule is subject to change. Some pools or portions of pools may close earlier. Check with the specific pool for more information concerning its schedule of operation.

All swimmers must either pay a daily admission fee or purchase a seasonal pool tag.

The daily admission fee is $9 for Dearborn residents (proof of residency is required) and $12 for non-residents at Dunworth and $7 for residents and $10 for non-resident at the other outdoor pools.

Pool tags, good for admission to any of the outdoor pools during the 2015 summer pool season, are available for purchase from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays at the service desk of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave.

Seven types of tags are available:
• Infant (under age 2), free.
• Preschool, $25. Parents must present a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency.
• Youth (ages 17 and under), $45, must present school-issued identification card.
• Adult (ages 18 to 59), $55, must present proof of residency.
• Senior Citizen (ages 60 and over), $45, must present proof of residency.
• Family (both parents and all children under the age of 18), $120. Proof of residency for parents and birth certificate(s) for children are required.
• Non-resident, $100.

Pool tags must be sewn on the swim suits prior to admittance.

Pool tags are good for admittance to the outdoor pools only, not the indoor pools at the Ford Center.

Additionally, splash pads will be open at Hemlock and Crowley parks beginning May 16. The outdoor aquatic features for younger children will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week through the end of the summer season.

There is no cost to use the splash pads.

For further information on any of Dearborn’s outdoor aquatics features, call 313-943-2328.