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Make a Splash at Grand Rapids Pools and Water Playgrounds

Grand Rapids Public Pool

Wam weather is here to stay in Grand Rapids! Stay cool during the last days of spring and all summer long by visiting the City of Grand Rapids pools and water playgrounds, which open this Friday, June 10. Too hot to walk or bike? Get on board one of The Rapid’s air-conditioned vehicles and we’ll get you where you need to go.

The city’s pools are located at Briggs Park, Martin Luther King Jr. Park and Richmond Park. There are also a number of splash pads scattered around the city. Adult residents will be charged $2 for open swim at pools. Children between the age of one and 17 can enter for $1. For nonresidents, it’s $4 for both adults and children. All babies under the age of one get in free. For those seeking to visit the pool regularly throughout the summer, for just $80 a family pool pass for up to six people will allow for unlimited swimming during open hours.

Swim hours, lessons and splash pad locations can be found on the city’s website. So grab your swimsuit, towel, and let us take you and your family to these swimming destinations:

Grand Rapids Pools

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.

Grand Rapids Water Playgrounds

Alger Park – 921 Alger Street SE

Cherry Park – 725 Cherry Street SE

Fuller Park – 300 Fuller Avenue NE

Gerald R Ford Middle School – 851 Madison Avenue SE

Heartside Park – 301 Ionia Street SW

Highland Park – 523 Grand Avenue NE

Joe Taylor Park – 1030 Bemis Street SE

Lincoln Park – 231 Marion Avenue NW

Mulick Park – 1632 Sylvan Avenue SE

Roosevelt Park – 739 Van Raalte Drive SW

Wilcox Park –  100 Youell Avenue SE

You can purchase passes for riding The Rapid on our website, at Central Station, TVM locations, and at local retailers. Use The Rapid’s Trip Planning tool to find out the nearest stop and route to your chosen Grand Rapids water park destination.

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.