Kik Pool

a girl jumps off the diving board at kik pool

The Kik Pool is Kalamazoo’s destination for aquatic fun all summer long. The pool is located at Upjohn Park and welcomes all community members for open swimming, aqua fitness, swimming lessons, and lap swimming. The pool also hosts a a swim meet every year. 

The facility has restrooms and locker rooms, drinking fountains, a concession stand, picnic tables, lounge chairs, and shade areas. There is also a diving board in the deep part of the pool. Lifeguards are always on duty to make sure all guests are safe.  

The Kik Pool is named after Nicholas Kik Jr., who headed the City of Kalamazoo’s Parks Department from 1950 until 1971.

Group Events & Birthday Parties

The Kik Pool is also available to be rented for group events or birthday parties. Call 311 or (269) 337-8000 or email  for more information. 

General Rules and Guidelines

  • No person shall be under the influence of drugs or alcohol while in the facility. Alcohol and drugs are strictly prohibited within the facility.
  • Smoking and use of smokeless tobacco is only permitted outside the facility.
  • Glass containers are not permitted.
  • Animals of any kind are not permitted in the facility, except for working dogs. No dogs allowed in the pool.
  • Abusive or inappropriate language will not be permitted at any time.
  • No running or rough play of any kind.
  • Radios must be restricted to personal sound devices with headphones.
  • The Parks & Recreation Department and Kik Pool staff are not responsible for personal property.
  • Please secure items left in a locker with a lock. Items found on deck will be left at the office in the "lost and found."
  • Guests with special needs are welcome; staff are pleased to provide assistance when requested.
  • All infants must be changed in the restrooms and diapers must be disposed of in the proper containers.
  • The Parks & Recreation Department and Kik Pool staff reserves the right to limit admissions due to safety considerations.
  • Admission to the pool may be refused to any person having a contagious, infectious condition or communicable disease; including open blisters, cuts, sores, wounds, etc. These guests will not be allowed in the pool.
  • Every effort will be made to accommodate large groups. Reservations are strongly encouraged. Please call ahead for more information.
  • No skateboards, roller blades / skates, or bikes are allowed inside Kik Pool.
  • Please direct any problems, concerns, or questions to the Manager in charge.

Pool Rules

  • Only proper swim attire will be permitted in the pool and activities. No jean shorts, under garments, t-shirts or cut-offs will be allowed due to health code violation.
  • Swim diapers must be used by all youth not fully toilet trained.
  • Showers are required before entering a pool.
  • Guests are responsible for providing their own towels.
  • Spitting, spouting water, blowing of the nose or discharging bodily waste in the pool is strictly prohibited.
  • Only U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation devices are permitted in the pool. Kik Pool has a limited number of approved flotation devices. Flotation equipment may be used in designated areas only.
  • No Swimmies, Water Wings, Floaties, rafts, body boards, or inflatables are permitted in the pool.
  • Diving is only permitted off the diving board.
  • Holding, standing or hanging on the pool lane lines, ladders, and rope is prohibited.
  • Use only the designated pool entrance/exit.
  • No food, gum or drinks are permitted in the pool.
  • Lifeguards have the right to stop any play which they deem dangerous.
  • Guest must obey lifeguards instructions at all times. Please direct any problems, concerns, or questions to the Manager in charge.

Restrooms/Locker Rooms

  • Eating, drinking or smoking will not be permitted in these areas.
  • Loitering is prohibited.
  • Lockers may be used on a single visit basis only, no leaving personal belongings in lockers overnight.
  • Guests using the facility must shower and enter the pool through the provided entrance through the showers.
  • The Parks & Recreation Department and Kik Pool staff are not responsible for any items which are lost, damaged, stolen, and left in the lockers or pool area.





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