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Published on June 21, 2024
Dearborn Opens Pools For Free to Residents Amidst Intense Heat WaveSource: Google Street View

In response to a scorching heat wave with temperatures exceeding the 90-degree mark, the City of Dearborn is offering temporary relief by opening two of its outdoor swimming pools for free to residents. According to FOX 2 Detroit, this complimentary access is in effect through Friday and allows locals to beat the heat without the burden of admission fees at Dunworth and Ford Woods pools.

City officials encourage residents to take precautions against heat-related illnesses such as heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke, with symptoms ranging from muscle pains to high body temperature, and measures varying from hydration to immediate medical attention. As the heat intensifies, recognition and response to dehydration signs are critical for both adults, with symptoms like extreme thirst, and children who may exhibit dry mouth or sunken eyes, especially in such extreme weather conditions, the Mayo Clinic advises, as reported by FOX 2 Detroit.

Free swimming is available from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Ford Woods Park Pool, and from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Dunworth Pool at Levagood Park. "Our public pools continue to be one of the best public amenities available to all Dearborn residents", Mayor Abdullah Hammoud affirmed, as per Patch. Residents are required to present acceptable identification such as a driver's license or school ID to demonstrate residency.

Accessibility to the pools comes on a first-come-first-served basis, adding a layer of haste to the luxury of cool water in the pounding heat. It's particularly notable that due to policymaking last year, residents aged 13 and under have always been welcome to the pleasure of the city's pools, free of charge, a change initiated by Hammoud in 2022, as reported by Press & Guide. Residents can visit the Dearborn Ford Community Center's website for further details on the pool later, activities, or any additional information.