Moores Park Pool

Opens on June 14, 2018 for the Summer

The Moores Park Pool opens June 14. It is FREE admission and has open swim from 1-4pm and 5-8pm seven days a week, beginning June 11 and running until August 19. It is open to resident and non-residents of Lansing. There are showers and lockers available.  The YMCA is also staffing the pool again this year. Please be aware of the open swim rules posted here.

The pool phone is 517-371-2778 and you can call to check if it’s open during the listed hours.

It’s located in Moores Park, behind the old Moores Park Elementary School at 600 Moores Park Dr, Lansing, MI 48910.

The complete pool information is in the Lansing Living Summer 2018 publication.

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.