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3 Pools With Free Admission For Grand Rapids City Kids


Beginning today, June 10, city residents age 17 and younger will be provided with free admission to public pools in the City of Grand Rapids. This shift in admission for the pool season is due in part to a donation from businessman Bob Sullivan. Last year Grand Rapids voters also authorized a 0.98-mill property tax to ensure that city pools will open for 12 weeks every summer. 

So grab your swimsuit, towel, and let us take you and your family to these swimming destinations:

1. Briggs Pool

Briggs Park is located at Lafayette and Knapp NE.
Hours: Monday – Thursday: 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Ride Route 11 to get there.

2. Martin Luther King Jr. Pool

Located at Martin Luther King Jr. Park at Fuller and Franklin SE
Hours: Monday – Saturday: 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Routes 2, 5, & 19 can get you there.

3. Richmond Pool

This pool is located at Richmond Park at Richmond and Tamarack NW.
Hours: Monday – 12:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Saturday: 12:30 – 7:00 p.m.
Get on board Routes 7 and 9.

We hope that you can enjoy free admission for your children. You can purchase passes for riding The Rapid on our website, at Central Station, TVM locations, and at local retailers. 

Written by The Rapid

The Rapid (Interurban Transit Partnership) is the authority that provides a variety of public transportation services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond. It is organized and operates under Michigan Public Act 196 of 1986.