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Beating the extreme heat in Grand Rapids

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GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- With temperatures soaring into the 90s, and the heat index rising even higher, officials in Grand Rapids are reminding residents that there are options to stay cool and still be outside to enjoy the city.

There are three public pools and 11 water playgrounds available.  The pools are at Briggs Park, Martin Luther King, Jr. Park, and Richmond Park.  They all operate seven days a week in the following times:

  • Sunday & Monday - 12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday-Saturday - 12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. and again from 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Fees for Open Swim:

  • Youth (under 1) – Free (resident and non-resident)
  • Youth (ages 1-17) – $1 (resident); $4 (non-resident)
  • Adult (ages 18 & up) – $2 (resident); $4 (non-resident)

Open Swim Punch Card Fees:

  • 10 Punches – $8
  • 20 Punches – $15

Water playground locations (open from 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. daily):

Alger Park - 921 Alger Street SE

Cherry Park - 725 Cherry Street SE

Fuller Park - 300 Fuller Avenue NE

Gerald R Ford Middle School - 851 Madison Avenue SE

Heartside Park - 301 Ionia Street SW

Highland Park - 523 Grand Avenue NE

Joe Taylor Park - 1030 Bemis Street SE

Lincoln Park - 231 Marion Avenue NW

Mulick Park - 1632 Sylvan Avenue SE

Roosevelt Park - 739 Van Raalte Drive SW

Wilcox Park - 100 Youell Avenue SE

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