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Posted on: July 14, 2022

[ARCHIVED] East Lansing Family Aquatic Center to Open this Friday, July 15


EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing is pleased to announce that the East Lansing Family Aquatic Center (ELFAC), 6400 Abbot Road, will be opening for its 2022 summer season this Friday, July 15.

The ELFAC is an interactive outdoor water facility that provides a safe, family-oriented aquatic experience for patrons. Features at the site include tube and body water slides, a diving board, a drop slide, a large sunbathing deck, a splash park, a youth slide, water-play structures, a concession area, zero-depth pool entry and more! Weather permitting, the ELFAC will be open seven days a week this summer from 11 a.m.-7 p.m.* from Friday, July 15 through Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day).

Due to the shorter season, season passes will not be sold this year and 10-visit passes can be used during both the 2022 and 2023 summer seasons. Community members can learn more about ELFAC’s rates and passes here:  

The ELFAC underwent several renovations and upgrades over the past year, including conversion of the sand play area to a grass play area, refurbishment (repair and repainting) of the water slides, painting of the locker rooms, the addition of a second all gender restroom/family changing room, repair of the concrete around the pool deck and installation of a new pool liner.

“We are excited to finally be able to open and show off the updated Aquatic Center, and we want to thank our community members for their patience as final construction was completed out at the facility,” said East Lansing Parks, Recreation and Arts Director Cathy DeShambo. “The improvements that have been made at the facility will ensure many more years of recreational, water play fun for community members.”

Community members can learn more about the ELFAC and find directions to the facility at

*Please note that hours of operation may be modified later in the season when school starts due to staffing limitations. Updates will be provided on the Aquatic Center webpage,

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