New pool changes: General outdoor pool update
Beginning Monday, June 14, City of Ann Arbor outdoor pools will increase capacity and no longer limit lap swimming to one person per lane.
6/14/2021 – 6/30/2021: Increase capacity limits for lap swimming and general swim. Pool admissions will be available in two hours blocks and can be purchased on-line or at the pool the day of, if spaces are available. Fuller Park Pool will have up to 150 spots available per 2-hour block while Buhr Park Pool and Veterans Memorial Park Pool will have up to 90 spots available per 2 hour-block. Typically, up to 3 swimmers per lap lane will be allowed.
Reservation and admission systems
All three city pools will continue to use the current reservation system and maintain limited capacity through Sunday, June 13. If you would like 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 will be able to pay daily admissions at the pools.
If you are interested in purchasing an admission online for dates on or after June 14, please follow these steps –
Please visit the Registration page
You must have a current CivicRec account with all attendees over the age of 3 on the account
Click on the General Swim Registrations tab at the top of the page
Choose the pool you would like to visit and click the name
Choose the time slot and pool area (lap swim or general swim) that you would like to attend
There are separate registrations for general swim and lap swim. If you want to lap swim you must register for a lap lane session.
Choose who will be attending the pool
Click Select Dates and choose dates that the selected individuals that will be attending
Youth and Senior discounts will automatically be applied (account must have birthdate associated with it to receive discount)
Once you have selected your dates and attendees, please check out and pay
GIVE 365 volunteer opportunities
Juneteenth volunteering HERE
Volunteer at the A2 Summer Festival at Fuller Park. Volunteers are needed to provide assistance at the compost/recycle/landfill stations. Enjoy the music while helping divert landfill waste! Click here to sign up.
Love a Park days are back! Check out the available individual opportunities online.
Swim lessons remain available
There are openings for swim lessons at Veterans Memorial Park Pool this summer. Visit the webpage to view the skill levels and times available. For general pool information at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial Park pools visit www.a2gov.org/pools.
Ann Arbor Farmers Market is the best place to shop local
The Ann Arbor Farmers Market is open for onsite sales Saturdays and Wednesdays, 7 a.m.-3 p.m., at 315 Detroit St. You will find strawberries, garlic scapes, rhubarb, asparagus, vegetable seedlings, hanging baskets, fresh produce, herbs, cut flowers, bread, poultry, eggs, meat, cheese, baked goods, prepared food, beverages, artisan products and more! We accept cash, and tokens for credit cards and SNAP/EBT/P-EBT are available at our market office window. Preordering from select vendors continues with curbside or walk-in pickup, 8 a.m.-noon. For preorders, contact the vendor directly from our directory. Please follow all physical distancing and safety guidelines posted and communicated by market staff. Masks are required for unvaccinated patrons. More information can be found on the website
Natural Area Preservation stewardship workdays
Please wear long pants, closed-toed shoes and gardening gloves. All minors should be accompanied by a guardian. Tools and know-how provided. Preregistration is required for all the events below. Meeting location will be provided at registration.
* Saturday, June 12, 1-4 p.m. Lakewood Nature Area. Join NAP staff and other volunteers to remove invasive plants to protect this well-loved park! Register here.
* Sunday, June 13, 1-4 p.m. Help us maintain and protect Barton Nature Area by removing non-native plants in and around the wetlands. Register here
* Saturday, June 19, 9 a.m.-noon. The woods of Huron Hills Golf Course are a natural and hidden gem framing the west side of Huron Hills Golf Course. Join us to hand pull invasive plants in the shade of oaks, maples and sassafras. Register here.
Mark your calendar: Juneteenth community march
Juneteenth is a celebration of the emancipation of enslaved Africans in America.
On June 19, 1865, two years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation, news reached Texas and parts of the southwest that freedom had come. One hundred fifty six years later, freedom and equality are still being sought. Juneteenth is a day of celebration and recognition but also a reminder that there is much work to be done.
Join GIVE 365 and other event partners Saturday, June 19 (rain or shine), 10a.m.-noon for an in-person one mile community march from Fuller Park to
Wheeler Park. The walk will pass along Riverside Park, across the Broadway Bridge to Summit Street before reaching Wheeler Park where there will be refreshments, conversation and information.
The Ann Arbor Branch of the NAACP and other event collaborators will present a
Juneteenth virtual program at 1 p.m. that will be broadcast on CTN and viewable on YouTube. Visit the Ann Arbor park’s Juneteenth page for additional details or for the program link which will be available at noon on June 19