When I was a kid, about the coolest kind of birthday party you could have was a pool party. Makes it kind of tough when you don't have a pool though... well, the City of Grand Rapids has a solution!

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Grand Rapids City Pools Available for Private Rental

New this year, all three Grand Rapids City pools are available for private rental for up to 100 people.

According to the GR Parks and Recreation Department, rentals are only available on Sundays from 5:30p.m.to 7:30 p.m. and cost $400 for two hours.

If you're invested in reserving a date, you must do so two weeks in advance.

To reserve your rental date, call the City of GR at 616-456-3696.

The City of GR says that a full lifeguard staff will be on duty during all rentals.
Concessions won't be open, but you can bring your own food and drinks - excluding alcohol.

When do Grand Rapids City Pools Open in 2022?

City of Grand Rapids pools and splash pads open for the summer season June 10 through August 20, 2022.

Pool hours for the 2022 season (outside of private pool rental) are:

  • Mondays from 1 to 5 p.m.
  • Tuesdays from 1 to 6 p.m.
  • Wednesdays through Saturdays from 1 to 8 p.m.
  • Sundays from 1 to 5 p.m.

Where are the Grand Rapids City Pools?

The City of Grand Rapids has three pools:

Briggs Park Pool (350 Knapp St. NE)

City of Grand Rapids, Briggs Pook
City of Grand Rapids, Briggs Pool

Martin Luther King Park Pool (900 Fulle Ave. SE)

City of Grand Rapids, MLK Jr. Park Pool
City of Grand Rapids, MLK Jr. Park Pool

Richmond Park Pool (1101 Richmond St. NW)

City of GR, Richmond Park Pool
City of GR, Richmond Park Pool

How Much Does it Cost to to Visit a Grand Rapids City Pool?

Outside of private parties, admission is $1 for Grand Rapids residents under 17, residents 18 and over are $3. For non-residents under 17 it's $3 and for those over 17, it's $5.

Find more information on City Pools and Splash Pads here.

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