West Hartford Outdoor Pools Open for Summer

Fernridge Park pool. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

West Hartford’s four outdoor pools opened for the season on June 22, 2019.

By Ronni Newton

School’s out for summer, and West Hartford’s four outdoor pools are now open for the season and will remain open through Aug. 18.

The four pools – at Beachland Park, Eisenhower Park, Fernridge Park, and Kennedy Park – are open seven days a week.

Hours vary by pools, depending on the timing of swim lessons, which are generally held in the mornings.

Pools at Beachland, Fernridge, and Kennedy parks are open to the public from noon-7:45 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

Eisenhower Park’s pool is open to the public from 11 a.m.-5:45 p.m. on Monday/Wednesday/Friday, from 11 a.m.-7:45 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 11 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.

There are hour-long lap swims scheduled daily at each pool for people ages 14 and over.

The Fernridge Park splash pad is a good place to take young children to keep them cool. Photo credit: Ronni Newton (we-ha.com file photo)

Information about lessons, daily fees, and punch cards can be found through this link and on the PDF attached below.

West Hartford’s summer youth swim team, the Cyclones, will begin practice on June 24 at Cornerstone Aquatics Center. The team is open to youth ages 5-14, of all abilities. Click here for more information or to register.

Spray pads, which are free to the public, opened May 25 and will be open daily from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. through Sept. 2. Spray pads are located at Beachland Park, Fernridge Park, Kennedy Park, and Wolcott Park.

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