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Buhr Outdoor Ice Arena and Pool

Park Features
Boat Launch Canoe/Kayak Rental Canoeing/Kayaking Community Garden Drinking Fountain Fishing Fishing Dock Grills Ice Rink Natural Area Nature Trails - Unpaved Parking Paved Multi-Use Trail (Non-Motorized) Picnic Shelters Picnic Tables Play Area Restrooms Skating Soccer Softball/Baseball Swimming Pool Tennis


Buhr Park

2751 Packard Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104 (directions)

Jason Nealis, Recreation Supervisor

Outdoor Pool     Swim Lessons     Splash Days   Swim Team    Rent the Pool

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 registratio​n 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. ​

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Outdoor Pool

​Buhr Park Outdoor Swimming Pool will open for the 2015 season Memorial Day weekend. Buhr Park Pool features a six-lane, 25-yard pool with a deep well and a separate zero depth entry children’s wading pool with interactive play toys. There are 39 acres of rolling hills, picnic areas with grills, a children’s play area, softball diamonds, soccer fields and outdoor tennis courts at our park. There are always two lanes dedicated to lap swimmers only.​

Daily Admission
3 and under free with a paid adult; youth ages 4 to 17, $4; adult ages 18+, $5, and senior ages 55+,$4

Public Swimming May 23 to June 12
Buhr Park Outdoor Pool offers public swimming Monday through Friday from 3:30-7 p.m. and weekends and holidays from noon-7 p.m.

Public Swimming June 13 to Sept. 7
Public swimming is available Monday-Friday from 1-8 p.m. and on weekends and holidays from noon-8 p.m.

Summer Season Pass Pricing
Summer season passes are valid from May 23 - Sept. 7, 2015.  Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial Park pools for all public swim times and tot splashes.  Passes may be purchsed at all of the pools, the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center, or renewed online

Preseason Rate Resident Discount
Purchase a pass before May 26
Youth/Senior              Adult                        Family*
$95                            $125                         $240

Preseason Rate Nonresident
Purchase a pass before May 26
Youth/Senior             Adult                        Family*
$120                         $160                         $300

Regular Rate Resident Discount
Purchase a pass May 26 and after
Youth/Senior             Adult                       Family*
$110                         $140                        $265

Regular Rate Nonresident
Purchase a pass May 26 and after
Youth/Senior            Adult                       Family*
$135                        $175                        $325

* The rate is for up to five family members (two adults and three children all living in the same household). Each additional child is $5.

Swim Lessons
Adult Lap Swim, noon-1 p.m. | Public Swim, 1-8 p.m.
Adult and Family Swim, 5-6:30 p.m.
Tot Splash, Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., and Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m.

Private Swim Lessons
Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult, are private lessons, 30-minutes long, and customized to meet the needs of the swimming participant. Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident.
They are offered from June 6 to Aug. 8 on Saturdays from noon-1 p.m., and Monday through Thursday, June 15 to July 30 from noon-1 p.m. 

Group Swim lessons
Please see page 33 for a description of each of our group swim levels from Tadpoles to Orcas! Classes start for ages 6 months and up and we offer a variety of experience levels.

Group swim lessons below, for Tadpole, Minnow, Dolphin and Shark classes are 30 minutes in length. Cost is $45, resident; $55, nonresident. Otter and Orca classes are 45-minute classes in length and are $55, resident; $70, nonresident.

Session 1: Monday through Thursday, June 15 to 25
Session 2: Monday and Wednesday, June 29 to July 22
Session 3: Tuesday and Thursday, June 30 to July 23
Session 4: Saturday, June 6,13; July 4,11,25 28; Aug. 1, 8
Session 5: Monday through Thursday, July 27 to Aug. 6
aturday Summer Splash Days
Join us for afternoons of special games, contests and prizes Saturdays 2-4 p.m. June 13, July 11 and Aug. 8. Our famous Jell-o pool and Slip and Slide will be featured on Aug. 8 along with a piñata and a watermelon-eating contest. Activities and prizes included in the cost of general admission. there!

Buhr Park Competitive Swim Team
Looking for a fun way to get involved in competitive swimming? The Buhr Park Sharks is an inclusive team. We encourage families and swimmers with special needs to join our club. A registration session is on Friday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Buhr Park Pool lobby. The fee is $125, resident; $150, nonresident, contingent upon City Council approval. For information please call all 734.794.6234.​

hr Park Pool Hourly Rental Rates
Looking for a fun, affordable location to have a birthday party or family get together? We offer rentals of the main pool, the wading pool or both pools combined. Prices range from $52/hour to $169/hour, based on pool choice and residency. To learn more, call 734.794.6234.