Outdoor pools and splash pads

Three kids smiling webDearborn offers several outdoor pools and splash pads, which are open to residents and the general public seasonally.


For 2017, Dearborn will operate four outdoor pools—Dunworth, a large community pool at Levagood Park, and smaller neighborhood pools at Summer-Stephens, Lapeer and Ten Eyck Parks. (parks map)

Dunworth Pool opens for the summer on May 27, but will operate on a limited basis, offering open swimming weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and weekends from noon to 6 p.m. through June 15.

Dunworth Pool will host the Annual USSA Meet June 16-18, and consequently, will not offer open swimming these three days.

Beginning June 19, Dunworth Pool will offer open swimming weekdays from 1-8 p.m.,weekends from noon to 8 p.m. and holidays, noon to 6 p.m. through August 13. 

Ten Eyck will open for the season June 16 and Lapeer and Summer Stephens will open the following day. All three will feature open swimming daily from noon to 6 p.m. through August 13.

Ford Woods Pool is being demolished and rebuilt—creating a more expansive, state-of-the-art complex—and consequently, will not open this summer. 

Lapeer, Summer-Stephens and Ten Eyck Pools will close for the season at the end of the day on August 13, however, Dunworth Pool will continue to offer open swimming weekdays from 4-7 p.m. and weekends and holidays from 1 to 6 p.m. through September 4.

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-residents at the other outdoor pools.

Pool tags, good for admission to any of the outdoor pools during the 2017 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 are available on an annual basis.

  • Infants (under age two) are free.
  • Preschool, $35. Parents must present a copy of the child’s birth certificate and proof of residency.
  • Youth (ages 17 and under), $55. Must present a birth certificate and parent ID.
  • Adult (ages 18-59), $65. Must present proof of residency.
  • Senior (ages 60 and over), $55. Must present proof of residency,
  • Family (both parents and all children under the age of 18), $135. Proof of residency for parents and birth certificate(s) for children are required.
  • Non-Resident, $120.

Pool tags must be sewn on swimsuits 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.

For more information, call 313-943-2350.


Splash Pads

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Dearborn has splash pads at Hemlock, Crowley and Whitmore Bolles parks. (parks map).

The splash pads, which include spray features for kids of all ages, are open daily from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., weather permitting.  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.

Splash pads 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 20 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.