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Admission Fee

$4.00/person Mon - Fri $7.00/person Sat, Sun & Holidays


Pool Reservation Form

Pool Financial Assistance Form 2017

Swim Team FAQs - 2017

FAQs - Carter Park Pool

Caregiver Pass Information and FAQs

New Pool Design

Other Link Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)


  1. Public Restrooms (optional)
  2. Swimming Pool (optional)


The Carter Park Pool is a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool (25 meters) with a separate kiddie pool for small children. The pool is open to Ashland residents and non-residents. Annual pool memberships are available for purchase at Town Hall, or a daily, per-person entry fee can be purchased at the gate. Financial assistance for pool memberships is available for qualified applicants.

Pool Season

First Day of 2017 SeasonMay 27
Weekends / Holidays OnlyMay 28 - June 11
Daily OperationJune 17 - September 5
Last Day of 2017 SeasonSeptember 7
Please check the pool calendar for events, closings, etc.

Season Passes
April 1 - April 30, 2017IndividualFamilySenior (60+) Caregiver
Ashland Residents $95 $190 $75 $25
Non-Residents  $135 $225 $85 $50
 May 1 - July 15, 2017    
 Ashland Residents$110$220$85 $35
 Non-Residents$150$260$100 $65
On or After July 16, 2017    
Ashland Residents$55$110$42.50 $15
Non-Residents$75$130$50 $30

Payment methods 
Patrons may use cash, debit card, check, or credit card to purchase a pool pass at Town Hall.  However, if a credit card is used, a 4.5% fee will be added to the total cost of the pool pass.  Only Visa and Master Card will be accepted at Town Hall.
Cash is the only form of currency accepted at Carter Park Pool.

Pool Pass Scholarships
Income-based financial aid is available to qualified Ashland residents for pool passes. Scholarships are available to heads of households (age 18 and over) and all family members meeting eligibility criteria (see the application above for more information). Recipients of pool pass scholarships will have maximum annual income as follows:

Household Size50% Scholarship100% Scholarship

Pool Parties
The Carter Park Pool can be reserved for private events, including those extending beyond our normal operating hours. Please contact the pool manager at 798-2520 for details and scheduling. The pool reservation form can be found in the documents section near the top of this page.

Swimming and Water Safety Lessons
Swim lessons are taught by Red Cross-certified Water Safety Instructors. Lessons are $45/person for pool pass holders and $60/person for students without a pool pass.

Lesson Groups
Parent / ChildAges 6 months - 3 years
PreschoolAges 3 - 5
Learn to Swim Program (LTS)Ages 6+
 AdultAges 14+

2017 Sessions
Session 1June 19 - 29Monday - Thursday
Session 2July 10 - 20Monday - Thursday
Session 3July 24 - August 3Monday - Thursday
Session 4August 7 - 17Monday - Thursday

Lesson Schedule
 TimeSession 1Session 2Session 3Session 4
9 - 9:45 AMAdult BasicsParent & ChildAdult BasicsParent & Child
9:45 - 10:30 AMPreschoolPreschoolPreschoolPreschool
10:30 - 11:15 AMLTS 1LTS 2LTS 3LTS 4
11:15 AM - 12:00 PMLTS 3LTS 4LTS 5LTS 6

Private lessons are available. Please contact the pool manager at 798-2520 for details and scheduling.

Swim Team
The Ashland Barracudas swim team practices and competes at Carter Park Pool. For more information, check out the Ashland Swim Team's website:  Or, contact Kevin Trent via email.  Here is a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Ashland Swim Team: Swim Team FAQs.