Pools Prepare for the Summer Season
With the first heat wave of the 2021 summer upon us, people have been coming to our recreation centers asking “When are the town pools going to open!?” Here is your guide for the 2021 Summer Aquatic Season. Our Sprayground at Verplanck School opened on Memorial Day weekend and is open daily from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. until Labor Day weekend.
Marcy MacDonald pool will be our first pool to open this summer. We will be operating the pool under our “pre-season” hours from June 19 – June 27 from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. On June 28, Globe Hollow, Swanson and Salters pools will be opening for the summer. All four pools will be open from June 28 – August 15. Please see our updated pool schedule. Our “post – season” will run from August 16 – August 22 at Globe Hollow swimming area. Globe Hollow will be open from 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. during “post – season.”
Please be advised, we will be celebrating our Juneteenth Freedom Day Commemoration at Leisure Labs at Mahoney Recreation Center on June 19, parking will be limited. Please plan accordingly if you are coming to Marcy MacDonald pool that day.
Waddell Pool will not be opening this summer. Unfortunately, our department, along with other municipalities state and nationwide is facing a shortage of lifeguards. The closing of Waddell was decided in order to keep all of our staff and public safe. This closure will only be for the summer of 2021.
Below is the updated pool schedule with an FAQ. If you still have questions about any aquatics related programs or activities you can call one of our Recreation Centers or our Recreation Supervisor Josh Charette at 860-647-3139. From all of us here at the Department of Leisure, Family and Recreation, we wish you a safe and healthy summer!
Frequently Asked Questions
A: Yes, we had to make some pool schedule changes.
The changes are as followed:
- We will not be offering morning swim lessons at Swanson Pool.
- We will not be offering morning adult lap swim at Swanson pool.
- We have added open Swim Mon-Sun 1:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Globe Hollow.
- Salters Sunday hours have changed. Adult Swim will be from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and Open Swim will be from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
- Waddell Pool will not be opening for the Summer 2021 aquatic season.
- Adult Swimming lessons will now take place at Salters pool on Sunday evenings.
- The National Night Out event that was scheduled to take place at Waddell will now take place at Globe Hollow.
A: Yes, it will be required to have a pool pass to enter the pool facility. You can also purchase day passes at any of our Recreation Centers. If you are entering with a day pass, you will need to provide proof of residency.
A: Yes, at Marcy MacDonald, Swanson and Salters we will be allowing 60 people an hour. Globe Hollow we will allow 200 an hour.
A: Masks will not be required to enter the facility. We are still encouraging social distancing when on the pool deck, in the locker rooms and while in the water.