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Rutherford Pool


Like many cities in Washtenaw County, Ypsilanti is looking to improve road safety and they're turning to speed bumps. 

Jorge Avellan

Late Tuesday night, Ypsilanti City Council approved a $14 million budget for the 2016-2017 fiscal year. 


Re-Built Rutherford Pool Opens Friday

May 22, 2014
Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti's Rutherford Pool finally re-opens Friday evening, following a two-year closure during which the pool was completely re-built.

The new pool will be much more cost-efficient than its worn-out predecessor, and features improvements like new lane laps, wheelchair ramps and a grassy deck area that can be used for picnicking. 

The grand re-opening takes place from 6-8 this evening.  It's free and open to the public.

Rutherford Pool Project Nearing Fundraising Goal

Apr 2, 2013

The start of construction on the re-building of Ypsilanti's Rutherford pool is so close you can almost hear the sounds of folks enjoying a cool dip on a hot summer day.  But as WEMU's Bob Eccles reports, work won't begin until $51,000 is raised. 

The "Friends of the Rutherford Pool" have raised $750,ooo to rebuild the public pool used by Ypsilanti residents, but higher than expected costs mean more fundraising needs to be done.  Hear more from WEMU's Andrew Cluley.

Bob Eccles

Ypsilanti city council last night approved an agreement that covers the re-building and operation of the Rutherford Pool.  WEMU's Bob Eccles has the story.