Bay County Community Center

Beth Trahan, Recreation Coordinator

800 John F. Kennedy Drive
Bay City, Michigan 48706
Voice: (989) 894-0671
Fax: (989) 893-5532

Community Swimming Pool

Community Center Pool

The Community Center swimming pool is a 444,000 gallon outdoor pool; it is the only outdoor pool accessible to the public in Bay County.  Our pool program provides a safe and enjoyable environment for individuals and families. A handicap ramp makes the pool accessible for all users and pool staff can provide assistance as needed.

The Community Center swimming pool is seasonal, generally open from mid-June through mid-August. Swim lessons are offered in the morning and early evening; other times the pool is open for public swimming.

2020 Pool Season - Closed. 

The Bay County Community Center has made the very tough decision to close the pool and cancel the Summer Recreation program for 2020. This decision weighed heavily on us for many days as we tried to balance the safety of our staff and patrons, the CDC recommended guidelines, and the monetary budget issues that this pandemic has created for all of us. We strongly believe that recreational programs are a pillar of this community. Recreation increases quality of life and provides social and physical wellness for our residents. That’s why this decision was so difficult to make.

We will get through this pandemic together. And, our Recreation team here at Bay County is anxiously awaiting the days we can have all our programming back in the building, hear the joyous children playing and providing a place where social and physical wellness can thrive.


Swim Hours

Admission & Season Passes:

  • Adults - $5.00
  • Youth - $2.00 (17 yr & under)
  • Daily Family Pass - $15.00 (up to 6) 
  • Adult Season Pass - $78.00
  • Youth Season Pass (17 yr & under) - $52.00 
  • Family Season Pass (up to 6, all family members must live at the same residence) - $158.00
    Note:  Infants and/or parents not wishing to swim will not be charged.

Lap Swim - cost $2.00

Monday - Friday:

  • 12:00 noon - 1:00 pm
  • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Swim Lessons

  • Due to the pool closure for the 2020 season, we will not have swim lessons in 2020.

Private Pool Parties

You may host a private pool party at the Bay County Community Center pool during times not open to the public.

Costs are:

  • $50.00 an hour for lifeguards
  • $4.00 per attendant
  • call the Community Center at 989-894-0671 for further information


*All Swimmers must wear swimsuits! (gym shorts, jeans or other alternative attire is not allowed) 

  • Children 10 and under must be accompanied by an adult
  • Diving only permitted off the diving board in designated areas
  • No food or drink (except water) allowed on the pool deck
  • The community center is not responsible for lost/stolen merchandise
  • Running, horse-play, or excessive noise is forbidden in the pool area, showers and locker rooms
  • Fighting, swearing and foul language will not be tolerated
  • You must shower before entering the pool
  • Rubber/plastic diaper covers are required over a swim diaper, under suits on children needing diapers
  • Any child requiring swim aid or floatation devices (floaties, lifejacket, etc.) is only allowed in pool under direct adult supervision, you must be with in arms length
  • No swim fins or snorkels
  • Swimmers must respect and follow all instructions given by Community Center Staff

If you have any questions, please call 894-0671.

*Please note the pool will be closed in the event of severe weather, lightning, and other expected problems, natural or otherwise.







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