Ann Arbor public pools to maintain limited capacity through Memorial Day weekend
Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial pools will be updating their operating procedures for the summer following recent announcements from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS).
City of Ann Arbor to open all three outdoor pools this summer
ANN ARBOR – The outdoor public pools at Fuller Park, Buhr Park and Veterans Memorial Park will be open this summer, the city of Ann Arbor announced in an email to its pool users on Tuesday. The city opened Fuller Park pool last summer at a very limited capacity for lap swimming to ensure social distancing while the Buhr and Vets pools remained closed. In order to provide safe programming this year, swim lessons and day camps will take place at designated pools. All three pools will be offering family spaces and lap lanes by reservation as well as bungee swimming opportunities at Fuller and Buhr. (City of Ann Arbor)Reservation systemAfter receiving considerable feedback over challenges with last year’s reservation system at Fuller Park Pool, the new system aims to improve user experience.
Ann Arbor’s Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center modifies hours
The reduction of hours at the recreation center follows MDHHS' “three-week pause” order, which runs Wednesday through Dec. 8. New facility hours through Dec. 8:Monday through Friday: 7 a.m. to noon, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.Saturday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.Sunday: ClosedThe facility will be closed Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Staff will continue to coordinate with the Washtenaw County Administrator and the Washtenaw County Health Department as measures taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 evolve. “The unprecedented nature of this pandemic has required adaptability," Diane Carr, Recreation Center Superintendent, said in a news release. Meri Lou Murray Recreation Center is at 2960 Washtenaw Ave.For facility updates and other park changes, visit washtenaw.org/parks.