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


This page is under construction while we are in the off season, thanks for your patience!!

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.

Pool Season 2020 - days and hours coming soon!

The pool is closed for the 2019 season. Thanks for a great season!

Swim Hours

Monday - Friday, 12:00 noon - 6:00 pm  ** Please note that the Pool will be closed at 4pm this Friday, August 2, 2019.  We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

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.


Adults and children get a reduced rate of $2.00 per person on Thursdays only. The last free Thursday event will be August 8th from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.


Bay County Community Center Pool has received a donation from the American Legion Post 18 in coordination with the Kawkawlin VFW Post 6950 to provide free swim opportunities. Free swim will take place for children 17 years and younger on Thursdays from 4:00 pm  - 6:00 pm.The last free Thursday event will be August 8th from 4:00 - 6:00 PM

Free Swim Press Release 

Lap Swim - cost $2.00

Monday - Friday:

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

Swim Lessons

Swim lessons are offered in the morning and early evening. They are available for the low cost of $34.00 for an 8-lesson session.

The Registration Form for 2020 swim lessons is due on or before the first day of swim class. You can drop your payment and registration form at the Community Center, or mail it in to 800 John F. Kennedy Drive, Bay City, MI 48706. 

Payment is accepted in the form of:

  • cash
  • check payable to the Bay County Treasuer
  • money order
  • debit/credit card

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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