Moores Park Pool

The Moores Park Pool is FREE and has open swim this summer from 12-4pm and 5-7pm seven days a week, beginning June 12th and running until August 19th. There are showers and locker rooms are available. Call 517-321-2778 to check if it’s open! It’s located in Moores Park, behind the old Moores Park Elementary School (now PSO laboratories) at 600 Moores Park Dr, Lansing, MI 48910.

The pool is also listed in the City of Lansing Summer 2017 activity Guide

History

Moores Park Pool has stood since 1922, at the eastern edge of Moores Park. It is named after J.H. Moores, the Lansing developer who made the park and pool a reality, citing the importance of such places in the community.

The J. H. Moores Memorial Natatorium is significant as the prototype of the “Bintz Pool” designed and patented by Wesley Bintz. The pool is also significant for its association with J. Henry Moores, a wealthy Michigan lumberman and philanthropist who played a vital role in the development of Lansing’s public park system. Wesley Bintz was the City Engineer at the time the pool was commissioned in 1923. He resigned in the same year to devote his career exclusively to swimming pool designs.

The Moores Park Pool is the prototype of what became known as the “Bintz Pool,” an ovoid, entirely above ground structure containing lockers, showers, pumping and filtering equipment below the deck. The type found wide acceptance across the United States and hundreds were built in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s, but is now one of the last remaining pools being used. The structure was sensitively upgraded in 1980 by the City of Lansing and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 4, 1985.