GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) - In the middle of West Michigan's heat wave, Grand Rapids outdoor pools open to the public Monday afternoon.
On July 2, the outdoor pools at Richmond, Martin Luther King Jr. and Briggs Park open for the season. Each has slightly different open swim hours:
-- Martin Luther King Jr Park: Monday, Wednesday, Friday Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m; Tuesday, Thursday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
-- Briggs Park: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
-- Richmond Park: Monday 12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Saturday 12:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Grand Rapids residents between the ages of 1-17 can swim for $1 during open swim. It's $2 for adults.
Non-residents can swim for $4, and a family pass for the season - through August 17 - is available for Grand Rapids residents. City residents can purchase an $80 household pass for the full seven-week session.
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