Day CampOutdoor PoolSwim LessonsSwim TeamSplash Days
2020 pool openings, day camps cancelled
Ann Arbor Parks and Recreation made the difficult decision to cancel city pool openings and summer day camps for the 2020 season.
Research from throughout the industry and talking with other park and camp professionals, attending webinars and reviewing recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and other organizations about opening during the pandemic along with many other factors were considered before making these decisions to keep pools and day camps closed. Ultimately, the need to maintain 6 feet of distance between participants and to keep shared surfaces sanitized after every use — for example pool ladders —becomes extremely difficult, if not unattainable.
“After carefully evaluating the available information, it became apparent that it is not feasible to open pools or operate day camps within the proposed guidelines while assuring the health and well-being of our visitors, staff and the broader community,” said City Parks and Recreation Manager Colin Smith.
All day camp and outdoor pool registrations will be fully refunded.
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. Once you're ready to register visit our 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.
The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 60 degrees outside! Activities include public ice skating, drop-in hockey and rental hours.
Outdoor Ice Arena
Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is currently closed, please check back for updates regarding the 2020-2021 season.
The rink has a cooled subfloor that allows us to maintain ice even when it is over 60 degrees outside. Activities include public ice skating, drop-in hockey and rental hours.
The facility has a heated lobby, vending, restrooms and four separate locker rooms for hockey. Skate rentals are available. Skate sharpening available. Immediate service, $6; overnight, $5.
|||Resident Price||Admission Fee|
|Youth (17 & under)||$4||$5|
| * Skate learners are free|
Discount passes at Buhr Ice Arena (valid at Buhr & Veterans ice arenas)
|||10 visits||30 visits|
Public Skating Schedule
Valid at Buhr Park Ice Arena only, not for general skate.
- Adult (10 admissions) Resident: $50/nonresidents: $60.
- Youth (10 admissions) Resident: $40/nonresidents: $50.
- *With purchase of pass the 11th visit is free.
- Passes are good for sticks and pucks and drop-in hockey.
Rent the ice arena
Hourly. This is great for hockey teams. Hourly rate is $190/hour.
Extended Season Policy
Weather permitting, the Buhr Park Ice Rink season may be extended for a maximum of two weeks. Buhr Park management will determine if the weather will enable the ice arena to continue operating at an efficient level after the scheduled March 29 closing date. If the predicted high temperature (per weather.com) will be consistently below 45 degrees, Buhr Park will continue limited public skating and drop-in hockey times for up to one week. The procedure will be followed again for the following week to determine if the ice arena will be open for up to a second additional week.
Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks Pricing
Drop-in Hockey and Sticks & Pucks Schedule