Masks required for entry; capacity limited
DEARBORN – The new pool complex at Ford Woods Park will open at noon June 26, following a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony celebrating the completion of the aquatic project designed with family friendly amenities.
COVID-19 health and safety protocols will be enforced in the complex. Guests will be required to wear masks to enter and exit the pool area, and they will be encouraged to wear masks while walking around when 6-foot distances cannot be maintained between people. The pool will operate at 50 percent capacity.
“We are happy to mark the completion of this wonderful project, which for the long term will add to the opportunities Dearborn families can enjoy together, and make us an even more desirable destination for home buyers,” Mayor John O’Reilly said.
“For the short term, I am asking everyone to use this pool with awareness of social distancing and other preventative measures.”
The 25,000-square-foot complex includes a zero-depth entry pool, divided into different areas; a dual slide; a deck area with lawns chairs, umbrella tables and chairs; and an extensive indoor area featuring shared lockers, separate shower rooms and rest rooms for men and women; four family locker rooms; vending machines and an outdoor concessions area.
The new pool replaces one that was more than 60 years old. Construction began in 2017.
It will operate noon to 8 p.m. each day. Daily rates for the pool will be $7 for residents, $9 for guests of a resident, and $14 for nonresidents. No annual passes will be available in 2020.
In addition to Ford Woods pool, the pool at Ten Eyck Park opened June 24. Daily rates for the Ten Eyck pool are $5 for residents, $7 for guests of a resident, and $12 for nonresidents.
The three free splash pads at Crowley, Hemlock and Whitmore–Bolles parks opened June 20. They operate 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
For more information about recreational facilities, call the Recreation Department service desk at 313-943-2350.