2021 season operations update for Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial park pools

Beginning Monday, June 14, City of Ann Arbor outdoor pools will increase capacity and no longer limit lap swimming to one person per lane. Staff is evaluating lower capacity options for immunocompromised individuals and other designated groups.

5/29–6/13/2021: Operating under existing reservation system with existing capacity limitations in order to provide time to update staffing models and set up new operating procedures.

6/14–/30/2021: Increase capacity limits for lap swimming and general swim. Pool admissions will be available in two-hour blocks and can be purchased online or at the pool the day of, if spaces are available. Fuller Pool will have up to 150 spots available per two-hour block while Buhr Park Pool and Veterans Memorial Park Pool will have up to 90 spots available per two-hour block. Typically, up to three swimmers per lap lane will be allowed.

7/1/2021: Operational adjustments may be made based on updated information from regulatory agencies.

Due to staffing levels developed under previous MDHHS orders, and historically low numbers of job applicants, hours and offerings will vary from previous years’ schedules. Safety of swimmers is of the utmost importance and capacity limit and program offerings will be scaled as necessary to reflect staffing levels.

Reservation and admission systems

All three city pools will continue to use the current reservation system and maintain limited capacity through Sunday, June 13. To reserve a spot prior to June 13, please visit https://a2gov.getomnify.com/.

For admissions on or after June 14, individuals are encouraged to purchase online at http://www.a2gov.org/parksregister or pay daily admissions at the pools. City parks & recreation will provide more details regarding this process after June 4.

For complete information, please visit https://www.a2gov.org/departments/Parks-Recreation/play/Pages/Swimming.aspx.