Coming up: Summer is setting but it’s still a busy time in Ann Arbor parks

Fuller Park Pool extends its season and Mack Pool is Open!
Fuller Park Outdoor Pool will remain open until Sept. 15 allowing you to enjoy an extended outdoor swim season. To view hours and swim pass rate information visit our website. 1519 Fuller Road.

We’re also happy to report Mack Pool, the City of Ann Arbor’s only indoor public pool, is now open. A ramp leading into the pool provides for easy accessibility. Our heated indoor pool allows you to swim, even if the weather is not “summer like.” We offer daily admission with no residency requirements, which means everyone is welcome.
Fees: Adult: $5; youth (17 and under) and senior (55+): $4. Ages 3 and under, free with a paid adult swimmer.

Includes lap swimming below:
Monday-Thursday
• Noon–4 p.m. (five lanes available)
• 4–6:30 p.m. (one lane available)
• 8–9 p.m. (five lanes available)

Friday
• Noon–4 p.m. (five lanes available)
• 4–6:30 p.m. (one lane available)
• 8–9 p.m. (Women’s Only swim-five lanes available)

Saturday
• 9 a.m.–2 p.m. lap swim only (three lanes available)
• 2-6:30 p.m. (three lanes available)

Sunday
• 10 a.m.–2 p.m. lap swim only (three lanes available)
• 2-6:30 p.m. (three lanes available)

Season Passes (valid Sept. 3-May 22, 2020) 
Adult resident, $177.50; nonresident, $210. Youth/senior resident, $132.50; nonresident, $155. *Family resident, $287.50; nonresident, $345. *The rate is for up to five family members, two adults and three children (17 and under), all living in the same household. Each additional child is $5. 715 Brooks St. inside Ann Arbor Open School.

Annual Dog Swim Tomorrow and Thursday

Now that Buhr Park Pool has closed to the public for the season, it’s time for our four-legged friends to make a splash. Celebrate the dog days of summer at the annual dog swim TOMORROW Wednesday, Sept. 4 and Thursday, Sept. 5, 3–8 p.m. Swim times are in half-hour increments. Walk-Ins are welcome. Buhr Park is located at 2751 Packard Road. The cost for the first dog is $6 for residents/$7.50 for nonresidents, and for the second dog, $3 residents/$3.75 nonresidents.

Join us Tomorrow for the Ann Arbor Farmers Market Food Truck Rally
Come out for our September Food Truck Rally, Wednesday, Sept. 4, featuring 15+ food trucks, live music with MG Bailey, kids games and tons of fun! This year, we are extending the celebration with a ‘Flicks on Bricks” movie series, hosted by Exchange Capital Management Inc. and The Michigan Theater. 

* 5-8 p.m. Food trucks and live music by MG Bailey.
* 8-9 p.m. Stick around for drinks with Bløm Meadworks and entertainment from Detroit Circus.
* 9 p.m. (sundown)The movie begins in the farmers market lot: “A Star is Born.”

Food trucks:
Mead tent with Bløm Meadworks, Cosa Sabrosa, Hero Or Villain Van, Jamerican Grill, Wood Fired Up, TruckShuka Detroit, Simply Spanish, Naughty Boy’s Rolled Ice Cream, Petey’s Donuts, Impasto Detroit, The Salt & Sugar Co., Brother Truckers, Nosh Pit Detroit, Delectabowl Food Truck & Catering, Shimmy Shack, MI Drinks and Bearclaw Coffee Company.

Sign up today for GROOVE
All fitness levels and abilities of those 15 years and older, are welcome to unite, dance, and be yourself during this fun group dance experience that nurtures the mind, body and soul. GROOVE® is a simple, fun, and creative dance workout. The dance floor has evolved, so come join the movement. No dance experience required. No dance experience required. Register with a buddy and you both will save 20 percent! Call 734.794.6250 to register. Wednesday Sept. 4-Sept. 25, 7-8 p.m. and Monday, Sept. 9-Nov. 11, 6-7 p.m. $80 for 8 weeks/drop-in $12.

GIVE 365 Events and Activities
Join the Ecology Center for Parks and Crafts, Saturday, Sept. 14, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Ann Arbor Farmers Market. Activities include making a reusable produce bag from a shirt, learn about recycling and sustainability and participate in a park activity provided by GIVE 365. This initiative is sponsored by the City of Ann Arbor Public Works Department of Solid Waste. These free events for families, individuals and groups are held once a month through June 2020. Supplies are limited. Please bring your own shirt (or a few) if you can! 315 Detroit St. Register by emailing education@ecocenter.org. Preregistration ensures enough crafting materials for everyone. Walk-ins welcome.

Volunteers Needed for a Special Event
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is turning 100 years old! To celebrate, we are hosting a farm-to-table dinner at the market on Friday, Sept. 20, 6-8 p.m., to highlight our vendors and local food. We are seeking volunteers to help out on the day of our fabulous feast. There are several ways to be involved: set-up, take-down, registration and serving food. Sign up here to volunteer. If you wish to attend this event as a dinner guest you can buy tickets to the dinner online.

Easy Indoor Plant Care and Propagation
Join this hands-on class lead by Michigan State University Extension Master Gardener trainee Corry Buckwalter, to learn about the health benefits of growing indoor plants, how to care for them and propagate your own new plant to take home. Sample potted plants will be available to study. Open to adults 55+. Free. Ten participant limit. Registration required. Call 734.794.6250 to reserve a spot. Starting Friday, Sept. 13, 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. See attached flier.

We’re Hiring: Work with us in the Ann Arbor parks
We have a variety of jobs posted in the Ann Arbor parks including ice skating instructor, Zamboni driver, canoe livery attendant, recreation facility staff and more! To view the entire list of jobs visit our website and apply online today – it’s that easy!