REFLECTIONS OF RUTHERFORD POOL BY PWP CONTRIBUTOR BOB RESCH
Photo from Rutherford Pool website.
There's no better place to spend the lazy, hazy, crazy days of summer than at Rutherford Pool. Located at 975 Congress Street and nestled in the tree lined green space of Recreation Park. Rutherford Pool is one of the many jewels that dot the City of Ypsilanti's landscape. Thanks to the generous donations of many friends, the new and better Rutherford Pool was able to re-open for the 2014 season and has been a summer fun center open 7 days a week. Swim classes are offered for all ages throughout the season including special times for adult lap swim. Water aerobics are also offered 5 days a week. Open swim for all, especially families occurs from 1-5pm and 6-8pm. There's snack bar with national brands of candy and chips as well as Pop, water and Juice boxes. All reasonably priced. Rutherford Pool is a great place to bring the family and just plain re-lax. The air is filled with screams of joy and laughter and the pool filled with all types of colorful floating devices, goggles and colorful swim wear as the kids splish and splash down the slide. All the activity adds to the sparkling, picture-perfect, percolating, panacea of perpetual motion that permeates Rutherford Pool!! There's an occasional chirp from the lifeguard's whistle to warn someone to "walk" or warning a child, "don't get too deep", but order is generally kept in quite and polite manner. Program Director, Cathy Thorburn, and Pool Manager, Eric Rudolph do a commendable job making sure the operation runs smoothly. If you haven't been as yet, don't miss out on all the fun and games at Rutherford Pool before the season ends. Check the their website, forpool.org ,for specific prices and event times. Purple Walrus Press contributor Bob Resch.