Buhr Park is a 39-acre park serving the south central part of Ann Arbor. The park is open from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. year round and features softball diamonds, two tennis courts, play equipment, a basketball court, open field play, a sledding hill, picnic facilities with a grill, an outdoor pool with a family activity pool (open in the spring/summer) and an open-air ice arena (open in the fall/winter). Summer day camp is one of the popular programs offered at Buhr Park. To sign up for programs, please use the online registration system. Buhr Park is adjacent to Cobblestone Farm, a historic barn that serves as a venue for weddings and other rental opportunities, as well as the home of the Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center.
2014 Dog Swim
Thanks to the participants and sponsors of our 2014 Dog Swim at Buhr Park Pool. We're happy to say that 512 dogs swam and played in the pool during the two-day event. Watch the video below, shot by Community Television Network (CTN), on the first day.
Outdoor Ice Arena
Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015.
The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 50 degrees outside! Activities include public ice skating, drop-in hockey, and rental hours. The facility has a heated lobby, vending machines, restrooms, and four separate locker rooms for hockey. Skate rental and sharpening are also available.
Open Skating (runs from Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015):
Sundays from 3:15 - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays from 7:45 - 8:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball)
Wednesdays from 4:45 - 5:45 p.m. (half price and broom ball) and 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Thursdays from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Fridays from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m.
Saturdays from 2:30 - 4:30 p.m. and 7:15- 8:45 p.m.
Open Skating Rates
Adult: $5 residents; $6 nonresidents
Youth (17 & under): $4 residents; $5 nonresidents
Senior (60 & over): $4 residents; $5 nonresidents
Skate rental: $3
Skate learners are free
Discount Passes (Valid at Buhr and Veterans Park Ice Arenas)
Youth/Senior Resident: $30 for 10 visits; $85 for 30 visits
Youth/Senior Nonresident: $40 for 10 visits; $112 for 30 visits
Adult Resident: $40 for 10 visits; $112 for 30 visits
Adult Nonresident: $50 for 10 visits; $142 for 30 visits
Immediate Service: $6
Special Skating Events
Funky Frosty Fridays
The first Friday of each month during general skate from 7:15 - 8:45 p.m. Skate to themed music and dress up to win prizes for best costume!
Nov. 7: Disco Skate Bring out those bell bottoms and skate to the music of the 70’s.
Dec. 5: Oldies Night Rock around the clock to the early sounds of rock-n-roll.
Jan. 2: Hoedown Skate Bring your cowboy hats and skate to country-western originals.
Feb. 6: Rock the 80’s Skate Rock the 80’s and skate to big hair bands and monster ballads.
March 6: Reggae Night Chase the winter blues away with some tropical beats.
School Break Skating
Additional public skating sessions will be held the following days:
Nov. 26 and 28 from noon - 2 p.m.
Dec. 22, 23, 24, 26, 29, 30 and 31 from noon - 2 p.m.
Jan. 2 and 19 from noon - 2 p.m.
Feb. 16 from noon - 2 p.m.
Buhr Blitz Day
Come out during mid-winter break on Monday, Feb. 16, from noon-2 p.m. Join us for an afternoon of special games, contests, and prizes. So much fun for the whole family! General admission rates apply.
Drop-in Hockey/Sticks & Pucks
Schedule (runs from Nov. 1, 2014 to March 29, 2015)
Mondays from 7:30 - 8:30 p.m. (drop-in; women only)
Tuesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (sticks & pucks; all ages) and 9 - 10 p.m. (drop-in; men only)
Wednesdays from 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)
Thursdays from 9 - 10 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)
Fridays from 4:30 - 5:45 p.m. (sticks & pucks; all ages)
Saturdays from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m. (drop-in; all ages)
Hockey Passes (Valid at Buhr Park Ice Arena Only)
Adult Resident: $50 for 10 visits
Adult Nonresident: $60 for 10 visits
Youth Resident: $40 for 10 visits
YouthNonresident: $50 for 10 visits
*With purchase of pass the 11th visit is free. Passes are good for sticks and pucks and drop-in hockey ONLY. Not valid for open skating.
Rent the Ice Arena
Hourly (Great for Hockey Teams)
*Saturdays, Sundays, after 3 p.m. on Monday through Friday, and after noon during Ann Arbor Public School breaks are considered prime time.
One-time Rentals (Great for Birthday Parties and Group Functions)
The Buhr Outdoor Pool is now CLOSED and will reopen Memorial Day weekend, 2015.