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.
Buhr Park Outdoor Ice Arena is open for the 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.
Hourly. This is great for hockey teams. Hourly rate is $190/hour.
|Monday||7:45 - 8:45 pm|
|Drop-in women only|
Drop-in all ages
3:30 - 4:30 pm
9 - 10 pm
|Sticks & pucks all ages|
Drop-in men only
|Wednesday||3:30 - 4:30 pm||Drop-in all ages|
|Sticks & pucks all ages|
Drop-in all ages
|Friday||4 - 5:15 pm||Sticks & pucks all ages|
Buhr Park Pool features a fan-shaped, zero-depth area with interactive water play features and a 25yard lap pool with a 12 foot diving well. We offer lounge chairs, picnic area, tennis courts and a shaded deck area. Our hours for general swimming are 3:30-8 p.m. Monday through Friday and from noon-8 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. Our schedule will change on June 16 and offer more times for adult lap swimming and tot splash, so check back with us then or scroll down to the pool section of this site to learn more.
|3 and under||Free with a paid adult|
|Youth ages 4-17||$4|
|Adult ages 18+||$5|
|Senior ages 55+||$4|
|10-visit punch pass||$40|
Summer Season Pass Pricing
Season passes can be used at Buhr, Fuller and Veterans Memorial park pools for all public swim times and tot splashes. Passes may be purchased at all of the pools, the Parks and Recreation Customer Service Center (Cobblestone Farm, 2781 Packard Road), or our online registration website
|Preseason pass (purchased on or before May 25)||Resident||Nonresident|
|Youth or Senior||$95||$120|
|Regular Pass (purchased on or after May 26)||Resident||Nonresident|
|Youth or Senior||$110||$135|
|*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. |
Public Swimming Schedule
June 14-September 7
Monday-Friday: 1-8 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: Noon-8 p.m.
Adult Lap Swimming: Monday-Friday from noon-1 p.m.
Tot Splash: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 a.m.-1 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday from noon-1 p.m.
Group Swim Lessons
Group Lessons are offered for children ages 6 months and up. Ability requirements must be honored unless prior instructor approval is granted. Register at any of the City pools, by phone or here. There are four different sessions:
This program is for babies ages 6 months to 3 years old and their parent or adult to become comfortable in the water and to learn skills needed for continued comfort and enjoyment in the water. Fee: $45, resident; $55 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
Introductions 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. Fee: $45, resident; $55 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
Fundamental aquatic skills for those who can fully sumberge head, float independently, blow bubbles and feel comfoarble in the water. Fee: $45, resident; $55 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
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. Fee: $45, resident; $55 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
Stroke improvement for those who can swim front and back crwl for 20 yards, demonstrate butterfly, breaaststroke and tread water for one minute. Fee: $55, resident; $70 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
Stroke refinement for those who have coordinated front crawl, back crawl, breaststroke, butterfly and elementary back stroke. Fee: $55, resident; $70 non-resident. There are four different sessions:
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.
From animals and world travel to Hogwarts and Disney, an adventure awaits each week for children ages 5-12. Our certified staff will lead a week filled with themed activities and swimming in Buhr Park Outdoor Pool. For more information visit our camp page
Join us for an afternoon of special games, contests and prizes! 2020 date to be announced soon! Activities and prizes included in the cost of general admission.
Our swim team provides an introduction to team competitive swimming, basic skill development and a strengthening program for more advanced swimmers. We provide an opportunity to compete in sup to six swim meets and an area-wide conference meet through the Washtenaw Interclub Swimming Conference. This team is open to anyone ages 5-17 years old who can swim at least one length of the pool (front crawl). Swimmers with special needs are encouraged to join.
This team is a fun way to get into competitive swimming. Meets are held Saturday mornings. The fee for the swim team is $125, resident; $150, nonresident. For information, call 734.794.6234.
The dog swim date will be announced soon! Cost is $6 per dog, second dog is half-price.