Summer is almost here, which means that warm weather is sticking around. 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 9, 2017. 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 water playgrounds/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.