Outdoor pools and splash pads

7. Dunworth poolDearborn offers several outdoor pools and splash pads, which are open to residents and the general public seasonally.


Dearborn currently operates two large community pool areas at Levagood Park and Ford Woods Park, as well as smaller pools at Summer-Stephens, Lapeer and Ten Eyck Parks (parks map).

Click here for more information on 2016 pool hours and swim lesson registration

As of June 18, all pools except Dunworth Pool at Levagood Park are open for swimming daily from 1-6 p.m. for the 2016 season. Dunworth is open 1-8 p.m. on weekdays and 12-8 p.m. on weekends and holidays.

The opening of Summer-Stephens has been delayed due to an elctrical issue. Lapeer and Ten Eyck pools will be open June 18. The Neighborhood Pools will operate through August 14. Dunworth and Ford Woods will be open through Sept. 5. Dunworth, however, will host the USSA Swim Meet June 17-19, and consequently, will not offer open swimming those three days,

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

The daily admission fee is $10 for Dearborn residents (proof of residency is required) and $12 for non-residents at Dunworth and $9 for residents and $11 for non-resident at the other outdoor pools.

Pool tags, good for admission to any of the outdoor pools during the 2016 summer pool season, are available for purchase at the service desk of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

Seven types of swim tags, good for admittance to Dearborn’s outdoor pools, are available for purchase annually. Tags can be purchased at the service desk of the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center, 15801 Michigan Ave., weekdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m.

  • Infants (under age two) are 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 birth certificate and parent ID.
  • Adult (ages 18-59), $55. Must present proof of residency.
  • Senior (ages 60 and over), $45. Must present proof of residency.
  • Family (both parents and all children under the age of 18), $130. Proof of residency for parents and birth certificate(s) for children are required.
  • Non-Resident, $120.
  • Pool tags must be sewn on swim suits prior to admittance.

    Swim lessons are offered at city pools, and feature instruction at beginner, intermediate and advanced levels. All swim lesson participants must also purchase a swim tag.

    Swim lesson registration is conducted at the service desk of The Center, weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Dearborn’s outdoor pool season generally runs from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day for Ford Woods and Dunworth pools; and mid-June through mid-August for smaller outdoor pools.

    For further information, call 313-943-2350.

    Splash Pads

    Splashpad Crowley WEBIn May 2015, Dearborn opened splash pads at Hemlock and Crowley Parks (parks map).

    The areas, which include spray features for kids of all ages, are open 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week during warm weather. Equipment is motion activated, so it will stop spraying when no one is using the area.

    Children under the age of 10 must be supervised by a responsible person age 16 or older while visiting a splash pad. They are not staffed, so users should be mindful of safety, including inclement weather.

    Individuals and families may use the splash pads for free. However, groups of 15 or more planning to use the site must pay a fee and get a permit. Click here to download the permit application, or pick one up at the Ford Community and Performing Arts Center weekdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.