Kalamazoo is excited to host the mParks Conference & Trade Show from February 27 - March 1. However, our offices will close at noon on Tuesday, February 27, and will remain closed for the rest of the week for the conference. You can still register for programs and call 311 for help!
Looking for a fun summer job where you can spend time outside and make a positive impact on your community? From park ranger to camp counselor, we have something for everyone!
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 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.
If you’re planning to purchase a season pass to Kik Pool, please be sure to setup a Civic Rec account ahead of time with each family member added. This new requirement will help speed up lines and reduce wait times at the pool. We want to be sure that everyone can enjoy the pool as soon as possible and we appreciate your help!
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Daily passes will be available for purchase at the pool once it opens. Kids ages 2 and under have free entry.
*An adult (18 years and older) must accompany youth under the age of 12 within Kik Pool.
Season pool passes cover entry to the pool for all swim times and aqua fitness for the entire summer season. They can currently be purchased for the 2023 season at the Kzoo Parks office (251 Mills St) Monday - Thursday from 8am - 4pm. Season passes will also be available for purchase at the pool once it opens.
This pass can be used for up to 6 family members living in the same household. Additional family members are $10.
New this year we are offering Youth/Teen Season Passes for ages 12-17. Residents can apply for financial assistance to use toward the purchase of a resident youth membership.
To purchase a pool pass using financial assistance, please visit the Kzoo Parks office at 251 Mills Street with a parent present with a valid ID showing proof of residence.
The Kik Pool is also available to be rented for group events or birthday parties. Call 311 or (269) 337-8000 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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Kik Pool will be open for the 2023 season from June 8 through August 13. The pool is open 7 days a week.
(Adults 18 & older only)
Daily, 11:30 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Mon.-Thurs., 1:30 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Fri.- Sun., 1:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Kik Pool will be closed to the public on a few dates throughout the summer for swim meets and summer camps including:
Aqua Fitness classes will also be hosted at the pool by Just Move Fitness and More starting on Saturday, June 10 for adults 18 and older and youth accompanied by a participating adult.
Aqua fitness classes are included in season passes or participants can purchase a daily pool pass to participate in a class. There is no additional fee to participate in an Aqua Fitness class.