Thinking Summer yet? Just as Summers past, in Michigan Summer means all kinds of weather. In other words, get ready for some blazing hot days at the Troy Aquatic Center.
We know they’re coming.
Among the top destinations during those hot days, the city of Troy’s aquatic center will soon offer relief from the heat, likewise, offering up lots of fun and outdoor activity.
How to get there
The Troy Aquatic center is in the Troy Civic center complex. You’ll find it tucked away next to the nature trail, nearby the tennis bubble. It’s easy to get to. Just turn in the civic center complex entrance off West Big Beaver West of Livernois. Another entrance is off Livernois: you’ll see the light there across from the new dog walking park.
What you’ll find at the Aquatic center is a surprisingly variety of activities. In fact, it’s one of the best equipped parks in the area to offer a full day of fun for families.
What to do when you’re there
Specifically, there’s a water tube slide, kiddie area with waterfall, sand play area, sand volley ball, kiddie slide and splash pad, and of course, concessions served up from Harvey’s Hut.
Incidentally, if you’re looking for an interesting place to have a birthday party, or an interesting outing activity for the office, the park offers up group rates and celebrations. You also have access to outdoor shelter and park shade rentals.
Learn to swim
If that’s not enough to make you pick up the phone and call for more information, know that in addition to all this, the Troy Recreation Department is now and independent authorized provider of Starfish Swimming Instruction, a nationally recognized swim instruction curriculum.
Starfish is designed for students ages 6 months to adult. So, if your interested in getting the little ones used to the water with some quality instruction, or if you’re simply tired of sinking like a rock every time you take the water, Starfish should be topping your list of things to investigate this summer.
Private swimming lessons are available at the Troy Aquatic center too.
Safety is paramount at the Troy Aquatic center. There’s plenty of life-guard stations constantly observing the pool for safe swimming. These guards are trained with the American Red Cross certified lifeguard training, which is also a class that’s offered at the center if you’re interested in becoming a certified lifeguard.
(By the way, if you’re thinking of getting a job as a lifeguard, you’ll be comped for the class after 6 months of employment by the city. Check the Troy recreation website for lifeguard training program details.)
Where do I sign up?
Entry options include season pass and daily rate passes. Season pass holder’s get perks like discounted pass rates for one person visiting the center multiple times in a season, or similar discounting for family passes.
Other season pass perks include 30-minute early entry to the facility so you can stake out the best pool-side real-estate. You can add a nanny, baby sitter, or grandparent to the family pass. Contact the recreation desk at the community center for details.