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Fuller Park Outdoor Pool & Waterslide

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​​​​​​Fuller Park Pool
1519 Fuller Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48105 (directions)

Phone: 734.794.6236
Gayle Hurn, Recreation Supervisor


There is something for everyone to enjoy at Fuller Park Pool including a waterslide; seven-lane, 50-meter lap pool; shallow area with ramp access; 12-foot-deep diving well; and plenty of open space and lounge chairs to relax, grills for events or just dinner and space that can accommodate almost any group. Located just minutes from downtown Ann Arbor and North Campus, Fuller Pool is directly across the street from the university hospitals and is open daily May 28 through Labor Day.​

We are excited to announce that the City of Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation has recently joined USA Swimming Foundation’s water safety initiative, Make a Splash. The USA Swimming Foundation launched Make a Splash in 2007 with the goal to teach every child to learn to swim. We aim to spread awareness of the importance to learn to swim and be safe around water. As a Make a Splash local partner, we are dedicated to providing quality swim instruction and the common goal of saving lives and getting children in better shape.
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Admission Rates

​Daily Admission​

3 and under                            FREE with a paid adult

Youth ages 4 to 17                 $4

Adult ages 18+                       $5

Senior ages 55+                     $4

Punch Passes

Punch passes are valid during general swim only.  Prices valid for resident and non-residents. 10 punches for $40 or 20 punches for $80

Season Passes

Summer season passes are valid from May 30​-Sept. 5, 2015. Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial pools for all public swim times and tot splashes. Passes may be purchased at any o​f the pools or at the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center at Cobblestone Farm (2781 Packard Road). To renew or purchase a summer pool pass online, visit our online registration system​. For more information or additional assistance, please call Fuller Pool at 734.794.6236, Buhr Park Pool at 734.794.6234, Veterans Memorial Park Pool at 734.794.6235, or Parks and Recreation Customer Service at 734​.794.6230 extension 0.​​

Regular pass (purchased on or after May 31)

Resident Discount
Purchase a pass July 20 and after
Youth/Senior             Adult                       Family*
$110                           $140                         $265

Nonresident
Purchase a pass July 20  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.​

 
Fuller Pool Hours

​Public Swimming

The tot pool, waterslide, deep end, and lap lanes are open for everyone to enjoy. Daily admission applies, and all season passes are valid. After 6:30 p.m., the number of lanes available will only be one or two to allow room for our Master's program.

Lap Swim

Only the lap lanes are open for swimming. At least four lanes are available in the 50-meter pool. Due to the popularity of Fuller Pool, circle swimming is mandatory. After 6:30 p.m., the number of lanes available will only be one or two to allow room for our master's program.

Monday-Friday:

May 28-Sept. 5 , 12:15-1 p.m., Lap Swim | Public Swim, 1-8 p.m.

Saturday:

May 28-Sept. 5, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Lap Swim | 1-8 p.m., Public Swim

Sunday:

May 28-Sept. 5, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Lap Swim | 1-8 p.m. Public Swim

TRI @  Fuller
TRI Clinics

Our NEW Tri Clinics focus on stoke improvement and development. We offer a 1 to 3 instructor to student ratio. Instructors will evaluate your stroke and work with you to help make it more efficient and therefore effective during a race.  These clinics will not focus on yardage; rather they will focus on drills that will improve your technique and strength in the water. These clinics are for adult swimmers only and will be capped at 6 swimmers with 2 instructors.

TRI  Clinic Schedule

Mondays from 8–9 p.m.

May 30;  June 13 and 27; July 11 and 25; Aug 8 and 22

Sundays  from 8:30–9:30 a.m.

June  12 and 26; July 10 and 24; Aug 7 and 21

Fee: 1 hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident.​

Day Camp Schedule and Themes​​​

Wet, Wild, and Wacky Day Camp

This fun and unique day camp for kids ages 5 - 12 will offer campers the opportunity to go on adventures, try new exciting activities and have fun with new friends in and out of the water. This year we have all new programs to make any camper's summer the best ever! Each week we will spend time exploring all the fun the pool, river and park has to offer. Campers will learn to log roll, raft down the river, enjoy water slide races, fun in our bounce house, play a little water polo, traditional camp games, sports, crafts and even some basic swimming lessons. 

Our camp is licensed by the State of Michigan and our c​amp staff are well trained and excited to help your camper have their best summer yet! All our staff are certified in First Aid and CPR and many are Lifeguards and Swim Instructors. We have something for every camper to love, so check our wet, wild, and wacky weeks below and join us for an awesome summer adventure!

Camp Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Camp Fee: $190 resident per week; $230 nonresident per week

Extended Camp Hours: Monday - Friday, 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 to 6 p.m.

Extended Hours Fee: $50 resident; $60 nonresident

June 20 - 24 Wet and Wacky Week:

            This week we will be introducing campers to some fun new water experiences including log rolling, water slide races, and fun water games out of the pool. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday campers will experience fun swim lessons with one instructor for every five campers. Lessons will be separated by age and be 30 minutes long. On Tuesday, we will take our weekly river adventure throughout the week we will spend our afternoons swimming in the pool.  On Friday we will have fun in our very own bounce house and end each week with some delicious s'mores!

June 27 – July 1 Wet River Adventure Week

            Raft down the river with new friends, explore the river's edge and learn to fish this week. We will also be rafting or tubing down the cascades at Argo and playing at Island park. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday campers will experience fun swim lessons with one instructor for every five campers. Lessons will be separated by age and be 30 minutes long. Each Friday will be packed full of swimming, bounce house fun, games and s'mores!

July 5 - 8 Mermaid and Mermen Week

            Has your camper dreamed of living life under the sea. This week, campers will get to try swimming with fins and eventually a mermaid tail. Campers will use storytelling, creativity and their new water skills to develop their mermaid or merman character and leave camp with an underwater photo of their experience. This week we will also be enjoying our bounce house, s'mores and land games and activities. Our mermaid and merman training will be in the water daily with a one to five instructor to camper ratio. Campers can bring their own tales to be used during their training or borrow a tail from us.  

July 11 - 15 Wacky Superhero Week

            This week campers will be learning and practicing their superhero skills. Making capes, creating their superhero persona and even learning how to be a real life superhero to  how to save themselves and others in the pool.  Meet real life heroes, visit the U of M Survival Flight team, and use real rescue equipment at the pool. No week of camp would be complete without some life saving swim lessons and a trip on the Huron River!

July 18 - 22 Harry Potter Goes Wild Week

            Make potions, meet owls, and challenge other houses in the Wet and Wild Hogwarts Games. Campers will enjoy a new challenge each day and parents will love the skills camper's are building socially and physically in the water! Our weekly lessons with a one to five instructor to camper ratio, log rolling, river rafting and bounce house will help to make this week a magical one for your camper. 

July 25 - 29 Wild and Wacky Olympics Week

            Join a team and create a country to represent as we put you through some of the craziest and most entertaining competitions you've ever experienced. Bounce House Wars, Water Luge Races, Log Roll Offs, River Rafting Races, Rescue Tube Relays and so much more. Hone your swimming skills in our weekly swim lessons and score points for your team to win the Wild and Wacky Olympics.

Aug 1 - 5 Animated Adventure's Week

            This week campers will bring some of their favorite movies to life through games and activities. Build an Olaf from Frozen and take him on an adventure. Play games as only the Minions can and create your own minion adventure. Live like the Little Mermaid for a day of tail swimming and under water exploration. Live with "Hakuna matata" as we create play games only the wildest animals and lion cubs would like. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday campers will experience fun swim lessons with one instructor for every five campers. Lessons will be separated by age and be 30 minutes long. On Tuesday, we will take our weekly river adventure throughout the week we will spend our afternoons swimming in the pool.  On Friday we will have fun in our very own bounce house and end each week with some delicious s'mores!

Aug 8 - 12 Wet and Wild Pirates Week

            Ahoy! Join us for a week of treasure hunts, river races, and hi-jinx on the high pool seas. Campers will enjoy building their own pint size pirate ships and searching for some underwater treasures. Our perky pirates will lead campers in our weekly swim lessons, river trips and log rolling adventures.

Aug 15 - 19 Wacky Build it Week

            This week's camp is where imagination, creativity and problem solving skills all come to have a great time. Create buildings out of recycled materials, use your imagination to invent something the world needs now and in the future, and work together to solve mysteries of science. Campers will have fun challenging their imagination and building social skills that will help them through any team task.  Our weekly  swim lessons with a one to five instructor to camper ratio, log rolling, river rafting and bounce house will help to make this week a wacky one to remember. 

Aug 22 - 26 Wacky Sports Week

            Join us as we explore new ways to play some classic games and sports like water baseball and lawn broomball. Unleash your creative athletic self and try out a three legged capture the flag game or blind beanbag toss. Try your hand at water polo and challenge your fellow camper to a duel on the log and improve your swimming skills with our weekly swim instruction. We are even open to suggestions! Come up with a wacky game or sport and we will try it out at camp.

Aug 29 – Sept 2 Wet and Wacky Hodgepodge Week

            Finish out your summer with fun water games, rides down the waterslide, crafting fun and so much more!  You don't want your summer to end without a round of log rolling, river rafting or our swim lessons. On Monday, Wednesday, and Friday campers will experience fun swim lessons with one instructor for every five campers. Lessons will be separated by age and be 30 minutes long. End your summer with a bang at our fun and wacky summer camp!

​Refund Fee for Day Camps

  • 46 days or more prior to the start of the day camp: 100% ($10 administration fee)

  • Within 30 - 45 days of start of the day camp: 50% ($10 administration fee)

  • Within 15 - 29 days of start of the day camp: 25% ($10 administration fee)

  • Within 14 days of start of the day camp: 0% ($0).

For more information, please call Fuller Park Pool Recreation Supervisor Gayle Hurn at 734.794.6237.

​How to Register 

  • ​​​Register​ online by clicking here and selecting Register for a Program.

  • Mail or drop-off your registration to Fuller Park Pool, 1519 Fuller Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48107

  • Register by phone at 734.794.6237. Payment with a credit card is required for this option.

Information for Parents

Welcome to Fuller Pool Day Camp!!!! We are excited for the week to come. Here are a few reminders to make your camper's week as fun as possible!! On Wednesday's, we ask that you try to drop off your child/children to camp before 9:00-9:15 so we can leave for our fieldtrips early. We will be walking to Argo a lot this summer on these days. Also, we are not responsible for lost belongings, it is up to your camper to keep their items together and in the camp room. Lastly, money is allowed for the vending machines only during lunch and afternoon snack. We ask that you do not send your child with more than three dollars and is tucked away in a safe place. Here is a list of items that we recommend you send your child/children with:

  • Lunch

  • Bathing suit

  • Towel

  • Change of clothes (just in case)

  • Water bottle

  • Sunscreen

  • Snack if you prefer (no nuts)

  • Gym shoes/Sandals for the pool (Gym shoes are recommended on Wednesday's when we take fieldtrips)

We do provide bug spray and a small snack after pool time. Your child/children may bring their own snack if they prefer, we just ask that it does not contain nuts. ​

Additional Forms

Please include the following forms with your child’s registration.

Day Camp Health and Emergency Form (PDF)
Day Camp Activity and Release Authorization (PDF)​​​​

Mermaid and Merman Classes

Has your little swimmer has always dreamed of becoming a mermaid or merman and living life under the sea? In our all NEW mermaid classes, trained instructors will teach your swimmer to move through the water, embodying the magic and skills needed to transform into their inner mermaid/merman.   We will work on surface diving, somersaults​, turning over from front to back and much more.  Each student will be able to use our mermaid equipment throughout the class and get an underwater video of their mer-experience emailed to them.   Want to buy your own mermaid or merman tail? Check outSun Tails, the fantastic and affordable company we buy our equipment through. 

The beginner classes are perfect for swimmers ages 6 – 12 who are comfortable in the water and can:

  • Float on his/her back for at least 15 seconds
  • Go from floating on their front to floating on their back
  • Tread water for 30 seconds
  • Be able to swim and breath unassisted for 15 yards

The advanced classes beginning in May are for swim​mers ages 6 – 12 who are comfortable in the water and can:

  • Float on his/her back for at least 30 seconds​
  • Go from floating on their front to floating on their back
  • Tread water for 60 seconds
  • Be able to swim and breath unassisted for 25 yards
  • Can swim with a dolphin kick for 25 yards unassisted

Class sizes are limited to 12 students with 2 instructors. 45-minute class. $55 resident/$70 nonresident

Sessions

Sundays, June 5-268:45 – 9:30 a.m. (Advanced)
SundaysJune 5-26, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (Beginners)

Sundays, July 10-318:45 – 9:30 a.m. (Advanced)
SundaysJuly 10-31, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (Beginners)

Sundays, August 7-288:45 – 9:30 a.m. (Advanced)
SundaysAugust 7-28, 9:45 – 10:30 a.m. (Beginners)

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Swim Lessons

Group lessons are offered for children from the age of 6 months up. Class size is limited. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior instructor approval is granted. Registration will be accepted for any instructional swim class at any of the city pools during any public swim time, by phone or online.

​Session 1, Sundays: June 12 – Aug. 7 (no lessons July 3)
Session 2, Saturdays: June 18 - Aug. 13 (no lessons July 2)

Levels and Schedule

Tadpoles For babies ages 6 months to 18 months to become comfortable in the water and learn skills with the help of a parent or adult. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 10:40-11:10 a.m.
Saturday, 11:15-11:45 a.m.


Guppies Helps toddlers ages 18 months to 3 years old become comfortable in the water with the assistance of a parent or adult, so they are ready to learn to swim. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 11:50-12:20 p.m.
Saturday, 10:40-11:10 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.


Minnows Introduction to water skills for tykes who are just starting off. Swimmers will be in the water with only an instructor and need to be at least 4 years old to participate in this class. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 11:15-11:45 a.m. and 12:30 – 1 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30-10 a.m. and 11:50 – 12:20 p.m.


Dolphins Fundamental aquatic skills for those who can fully submerge head, float independently, blow bubbles and feel comfortable in the water. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 9:30-10 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.
Saturday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 10:40-11:10 a.m.


Mako Sharks Beginning stroke development for those who can push off the side flutter kick on back/front with arm actions and float on their front and back comfortably. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 11:50-12:20 p.m.
Saturday, 9:30-10 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.


Hammerhead Sharks Intermediate stroke development for those who can swim front and back crawl for 10 yards, demonstrate elementary backstroke and enter deep water comfortably. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 10:40-11:10 a.m. and 11:15-11:45 a.m.
Saturday, 10:05-10:35 a.m. and 11:50-12:20 p.m.


Tiger Sharks Full stroke development for those who can swim front crawl for 15 yards with rotary breathing, swim backstroke for 15 yards and tread water for at least 30 seconds. 30-minute class. $45, resident; $55, nonresident.

Sunday, 9:30-10 a.m. and 11:20-11:50 a.m.
Saturday, 11:20-11:50 a.m. and 12:30-1 p.m.


Otters Stroke improvement for those who can swim front and back crawl for 20 yards, demonstrate butterfly and breaststroke and tread water for 60 seconds. 45-minute class. $55, resident; $70, nonresident.

Sunday, 10:20-11:15 a.m. and 12-12:45 p.m.
Saturday, 10:20-11:15 a.m. and 12-12:45 p.m.


Orcas Stroke refinement for those who have coordinated front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary back stroke. 45-minute class. $55, resident; $70, nonresident.

Sunday, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Saturday, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Private Lessons

Individual swim instruction for swimmers ages 3 to adult, each private lesson is 30-minutes long and customized to meet the needs of the swimming participant. Please call the pool to find out dates and times available; space is very limited. Private lessons are for one participant only. Fee: Half hour $15 resident; $18 nonresident.

Private Lesson Schedule

Sundays , June 12-Aug. 7, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (no lessons on July 3)

Saturdays June 18-Aug. 13, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. (no lessons July 2)

Monday-Thursday Evenings, June 6-Aug 25, 5-8 p.m.​

Master Swim

​Master Swim is a group of people who are enthusiastic about swimming. This is a year round program, swimming at Mack Indoor Pool September to May and at Fuller Park Pool between Memorial Day and Labor Day. They are focused on personal goals of fitness, training or simply having a good time with friends in an active environment. New swimmers and visitors are always welcome to our swimming community. Our coaches will write up a new workout every day and will be on deck to work with you if you'd like help. Workouts are designed and written to help you achieve your personal goals. With 11 practices a week, mornings and evenings, we offer a schedule to fit your busy life. You do not have to be a member of USA Masters Swimming to participate.

Monday and Thursday evening practices will be geared towards triathlete and distance swimmers. Fridays will be designated sprint days.

Masters Practice Schedule

  • Monday-Friday, 5:45-7:15 a.m.
  • Monday-Friday, 6:30-8 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7:30-9 a.m.

Master Swim Passes (valid during masters swim at Fuller Park Pool only)

Five days a week (70 punches), May 28-Sept. 5, $245, resident; $280, nonresident

Four days a week (56 punches), May 28-Sept. 5,  $224, resident; $252, nonresident

Three days a week (42 punches), May 28-Sept. 5,  $189, resident; $210, nonresident

Two days a week (28 punches), May 28-Sept. 5, $140, resident; $154, nonresident

One day a week (14 punches), May 28-Sept. 5, $77, resident; $84, nonresident

Daily drop in, May 28-Sept. 5,  $6.25


 
Lifeguard Certification Courses

The Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation American Red Cross Lifeguard Certification program is open to ages 15 years old and up. Participants gain valuable experience to prepare them to be lifeguards when they turn 16. Fifteen year olds who complete this course will be eligible for the city's Lifeguard in Training Volunteer Program and receive the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED. Each class meeting will include classroom and pool time. Register by calling 734.794.6237 or go to Mack Indoor Pool (715 Brooks St., inside Ann Arbor Open School). Fee: $200. 

 June 3–5 and June 10-12

Fridays, 4-9 p.m. | Saturdays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sunday, 1-6 p.m.

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ifeguard Recertification Courses

The Ann Arbor Parks & Recreation American Red Cross Lifeguard Recertification program is open to current lifeguard certification holders. This recertification course results in the following American Red Cross certifications: Lifeguarding, First Aid, CPR and AED. This course will include a review in and out of the pool and both a practicum and written exam. Register by calling 734.794.6236. Fee: $100. 

June 10 and 11

Saturday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Sunday, 1-6 p.m.
*no refunds will be issued for failure to pass a certification or re-certification course. 

Special Events

Splash Days

Splash Days are afternoons of special games, activities and prizes both in and out of the pool. Join us from 2-4 p.m. on any of the following Sundays to enjoy some family fun! All activities and prizes are included in the cost of admission. See you there June 18, July 16 and Aug. 13.

Dive-in Movies

Bring your own inner tube and float in the pool as you enjoy a family friendly movie. Showtime is at 8:30 p.m., and admission is $5 for adults and $4 for children and seniors. Show dates will be:
 June 25 - Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
July 23 - Finding Nemo
Aug. 20 - Jaws

Rentals and Parties

Looking for a fun, affordable location to have a birthday party or family get together? We offer rentals and party packages that can include log rolling, a mermaid party, bounce house, a dive-in movie or just fun in the summer sun. To learn more, call 734.794.6237 and ask for Gayle.​