The Beach and Swim Area does not have a lifeguard on duty during the summer. There is a swim lane for lap swimmers out at the far end of the Swim Area. All swimmers must stay within the limits of the swim area for safety. The Beach area also has a kayak launch area at the far end. Kayaks/sailfish/motor boats/jet skis must stay out of the swim area for safety purposes.
Large Pool - The large pool has three different swim areas
- "3 Foot" area, great for young children learning to swim and is equipped with steps and railings for entry.
- The lap lane area, depth goes from 3' to 5'. There are always 2 lap lanes available for lap swimmers daily, we ask that you share if the demand is high
- The Diving Boards, this area has strict rules for safety purposes, we ask that young children are accompanied by adults.
The large pool is also equipped with a chair to assist those who cannot use ladders or steps for entry or exit. No toys or any type of floatation devices are allowed in the Large Pool. All swimmers must adhere by the Pool Rules and requests of the Pool Staff.
The wading pool is intended for young, small children. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Toys and floatation devices are allowed in this area.
The Splash Playground is open to all ages, we just ask that there is no running for safety of the younger "swimmers" using this area.
Run by Dick Graves Concessions, the concession stand offers freshly made burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, pizza, hot dogs, beverages and much more! All food is cooked when ordered to provide a safe, high quality product that is warm and fresh. Weather dependent, the hours are 11 a.m. -7 p.m., Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day Weekend.
The Pier Park has two Playscapes, one for tots and one for older children.
3 Tennis Courts
In order to reserve a Court, residents must make a reservation online. Most mornings the tennis courts, or a portion of them, are being used for City Youth Tennis Lessons.
3 Shuffle Board Courts
Shuffle Board Court equipment is available at the Checkroom window, across from the Men's and Women's Bathhouses. You must leave a driver's license in exchange for the equipment
2 Paddle Tennis Courts
The two Paddle Tennis Courts are a new, very popular, amenity to the Pier Park, built in the Fall of 2008. Residents may reserve 1 to 1 1/2 hours of playing time by going online. Reservations can be made no more than two days in advance, beginning at 8:00 a.m. In order to reserve a Court, residents must make a reservation online. Upon arrival for their reservation, the resident must turn in their Park Pass or Driver's License in exchange for a key to the Court, when the key is returned, their Park Pass or Driver's License is returned. City sponsored activities or special events will take priority over all Paddle Tennis Court requests.
Refrigerated Ice Rink
The New Refrigerated Ice Skating Rink at Pier Park is for open skating only, hockey playing is prohibited. During the following skating hours, the newly constructed Warming Building will be open for use of restrooms and relaxation:
- Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Monday through Thursday: 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
- Friday: 4:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
- Saturday and Holidays: 10:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
333 Slip Harbor
Boats are moored at the Pier Park Harbor from May 1 - November 1 for Farms residents only.
The Pier Park Harbor is a new modern facility that has 333 mooring spaces. Mooring spaces include Jet Ski floating platforms to 55 foot long wells. Shore power and water pedestals are available for all boat wells 25 feet and longer. Shared electrical service plugs and water are available for boat wells under 25 feet. The City has a boat lift available to launch boats with trailers approximately 21 feet in length and shorter, although there are certain restrictions to use the boat lift. The City also has 80 kayak storage space racks at Pier Park with a beach launch area. Harbor facilities are only available for residents of Grosse Pointe Farms.
The City maintains waiting lists for the various size boat wells at the Parks and Recreation Office. Residents can add their names to one or all of the Harbor Waiting Lists. There is a $100 application fee for the initial Harbor Mooring Application and a $50 fee for each additional Harbor Mooring Application. Residents interested in a Rack Storage Space must complete a Harbor Mooring Application and pay the $10 application fee in order to be added to the waiting list. Mooring Applications can be found online in the Download Forms Menu or at the Parks and Recreation Office.
The Community Building houses the Parks and Recreation Office, a Conference Room, an Activities Room, a Great Room, a Screened Porch, a Lobby area with a TV. Upstairs, there is a Game Room equipped with pool, ping pong, air hockey and fooseball. All game equipment is available in the Parks and Recreation Office. All minors using the upstairs game room must be accompanied by an adult.
If you are interested in renting either the Great Room or Activities Room, please call the Parks and Recreation Office.