Which is the Best Community Pool in Dearborn?

Vote in the poll, leave a comment and submit a review to let us know your Readers' Choice pick for the best pool in Dearborn.

We're on a quest to rate the best of the best in Dearborn.

This week, we're talking about the best community pool.

The weather keeps getting hotter, and that means one thing: Pool season is upon us. Ford Woods and Dunworth Pools opening for the season on May 26. Ten Eyck, Summer Stevens, Crowley and Lapeer will follow suit on June 16.

Hemlock and Whitmore-Bolles Pools will remain closed for the 2012 season.

As we look forward to another season of swimming in Dearborn's community pools, we want to know which is your favorite.

Vote for your favorite community pool in the Readers’ Choice poll below by 9 a.m. Friday, then tell us in the comments why it's your top place to take a swim.

Click through to the profile pages of these local places and leave your review (reviews will also count toward votes in the poll):

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Because this poll is not scientific, it is not the sole consideration in choosing a winner. The winner will be determined by the Patch editor, based on poll results and reviews on Patch Places. Please vote only once per survey, per Patch.

Marium Wilke May 21, 2012 at 02:07 PM
With out a doubt Summer Stevens..The first time since i lived in Dearborn i went to a pool in Dearborn we had a blast..The life guards where very good at keeping a close eye on the people there...Very friendly people and caring...Location and parking was very convenient..The best!!! Can't wait till it opens so we can have some fun in the sun Dearborn has the best summer entertainment for the kids & adults..love this pool..
City of Dearborn (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 02:12 PM
I've heard a lot of great things about Summer Stephens, and it may soon become my neighborhood pool!
Michael D. Albano May 21, 2012 at 03:18 PM
From the time it opened in the 1950's Summer Stephens has been the pool used the most by me and our neighbors. It's a well run pool and very neighborly pool. It's also the 2nd most utilized pool in the city after Dunworth. Friends of Summer Stephens offers Floatie Nights every Tuesday and Thursday from 6-8 and the pool is packed and I've made many new friends there. Putting Dunworth aside, because it's such a huge complex, I'd rate Summer Stephens number one by far.
City of Dearborn (Editor) May 21, 2012 at 04:07 PM
At the request of a reader, we have added Whitmore-Bolles and Hemlock to our poll. And, we should note, that they are only temporarily closed, and could reopen if, say, a millage passes supporting the pools. Read more about that here: http://dearborn.patch.com/articles/poll-would-you-support-a-dedicated-millage-for-dearborn-s-pools
Michael D. Albano May 21, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Perhaps instead of asking voters to vote on the "Best" Dearborn pool, it could have asked them to vote on their "Favorite" Dearborn pool, as some people on Facebook object to the use of the term "Best".
Marium Wilke May 22, 2012 at 03:48 PM
I was very insulted when they where just going to vote on the pools by the area....I live in Dearborn..I want to see it stay valuable and become more valuable..I have a very positive attitude in helping to see it grow in the right direction...If i don't i should just move out of the city...I was very happy to see that this is going to placed on the ballot..I agreee with one of the comments either you vote yes for the pools or no..That way they all go down or they all stay...We need to fight for the whole city to survive not just a part...I want to thank those people who fought for these pools from the beginning...I didn't share my thoughts with you then...But now i am on board to help with what ever you need to keep our city valuable and one of a kind!!!
Michael D. Albano May 22, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Marium, as SOP obtained signatures for the SAD's for each separate pool, many we spoke with felt that the SAD's put too much of a burden on the working class neighborhoods and specfic pools. Meanwhile many were outraged that the city was originally willing to fund a million or more in repairs/upgrades to Dunworth and $4 million to Ford Woods, while the city wasn't willing to invest a total of $3.6 million to replace the 6 small pools and include operational costs. We said from the get go that everyone should pay their fair share, not just 6 pool neighborhoods. Many were also upset with knowing that while SAD areas had to pay a fixed yearly SAD, we also had to pay additional to go to any other small pool and pay extra to go to Levagood. The SAD's were just too divise. Thus the suggestion of the millage for the entire city, which made it one city, one pool system. The response SOP has had for the millage has been outstanding, far more positive than the SAD's were.
Marium Wilke May 22, 2012 at 08:43 PM
I would think that with gas being so high and the economy not coming around as fast as everyone would like, that putting money into something local would be a good thing. I haven't been to Camp Dearborn in over 25 years...Yet we are putting loads of money into a place that is 50 miles from the city...Who are the majority of people that go there? Are they Dearborn people? not sure or are we making it nice for the people that live around there to enjoy it...Don't get me wrong it"s a very nice place to go to...But could we put some of that money in our city where we spend most of our leisure time...I am all for these pools and keep the kids in this city for the summer entertained and bring their friends at an extra cost..Money for the things we would use the most...


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