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Best Public Pools In Metro Detroit

With summer heating up in Detroit, you're going to want some swimming options to check out around the city. And there are many beaches and lakes in and around Metro Detroit. Here's a list of the top five public pools in Detroit!
Waterford Oaks Waterpark
1702 Scott Lake Road
Waterford, MI 48328
www.destinationoakland.comWaterford Oaks features a tropical wave pool, heated swimming pool and Big Bucket children's water playground with more than 30 interactive activities, including a giant tipping bucket, waterfalls and sprays. Ragin' Rapids offers a three-story group raft ride. Snag a season pass for $59 for Oakland County residents if purchased before June 29. Save buying multiple passes for the family and enjoy Waterford Oaks' picnic areas and concessions. There are early season discounts and daily passes available, too. Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on weekends.
Red Oaks Waterpark
1455 E. 13 Mile Road
Madison Heights, MI 48071
(248) 858-0918
www.destinationoakland.comEnjoy the Terrific Tides wave-action pool with Triple Turn, a triple-flume waterslide Soak Station. Kids will thoroughly enjoy the water playground with 68 features, including water jets, curtains and slides, bubbler jets and a six-foot tipping bucket.  They also offer a Spray & Play, a water play area for toddlers, with 15 water jets and bubblers at zero depth. You can even enjoy the River Ride, a 990-foot long moving river. A season pass is only $99 per person for non-residents and $75 for residents. There are daily passes and early season discounts available, as well.
Joseph Walker Williams Center
8431 Rosa Parks Blvd.
Detroit, MI 48206
(313) 628-2039
www.detroitmi.govThis public pool is open to all Detroit residents. Membership cards are required to swim and for all center activities. Contact the Williams Center for dates and times when cards are issued. Proper swim attire, soap for shower and a lock for your locker are required. The center is open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. Check the center bulletin board for events and activities.Related: Best Campgrounds In Southern Michigan
Heilmann Community Center
19601 Crusade
Detroit, MI 48205
(313) 224-9334
www.detroitmi.govPool hours are Tuesday - Friday 1 p.m. - 9 p.m. Saturday the pool is open from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. It's closed on Sunday. Membership passes must be presented to use the facilities. Contact the center for times and dates to obtain passes.
City Of Livonia Outdoor Aquatics
Various locations City of Livonia maintains two 50-meter outdoor pools and one 25-meter outdoor pool. They all offer lessons, open swimming, pool rentals for parties, swim passes and special events. Outdoor Summer Swim Lesson Registration starts Mid-May. For $10 per person you can obtain annual membership, with the ability to use any of their three outdoor pools. Hours are 1 p.m. to 6:45 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 6:45 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.Related: Best Places for Horseback Riding in Detroit
A veteran teacher and web journalist, Marilisa Sachteleben's career spans Montessori, special education, homeschool and ESL. She writes for, and Yahoo! News, on parenting, education, Detroit and her native Grand Rapids. A self-proclaimed "manic blogger," Marilisa's 55 niche blogs cover everything from autism to zoology, and everything in-between!
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