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Carter Park Pool

Admission Fee

$5.00/person Mon - Fri $8.00/person Sat, Sun, & Holidays


Pool Reservation Form

Pool Financial Assistance Form 2019

Swim Team FAQs

FAQs - Carter Park Pool

Caregiver Pass Information and FAQs

Daycare Guidelines

Concession Menu

2019 CPP Membership Rates

New Pool Design

Other Link Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)


  1. Concessions (optional)
  2. Public Restrooms (optional)
  3. 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 2019 Season May 25
Weekends / Holidays Only May 25 - June 9
Daily Operation June 14 - September 2
Last Day of 2019 Season September 2
Please check the pool calendar for events, closings, etc.

Season Passes
April 1 - April 30, 2019 Individual Family Senior (60+)  Caregiver
Ashland Residents  $115  $230  $90  $30
Non-Residents   $160  $270  $100  $55
 May 1 - July 15, 2019        
 Ashland Residents $130  $265  $100  $40
 Non-Residents  $180  $310  $120  $70
On or After July 16, 2019        
Ashland Residents $65  $130  $50  $20
Non-Residents  $90  $160  $60  $40

Early Bird Special
In order to receive the early bird discount, payment must be received on or before April 30th.

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. Credit card payments will be accepted at Carter Park Pool on a date TBD during the 2019 season.

Ten-Pass Pack
Patrons may also purchase a Ten-Pass Pack for $45 at Town Hall or Carter Park Pool. A Ten Pass Pack comprises of ten visits to Carter Park Pool.

Do you get hungry after a few hours of swimming at Carter Park Pool? Food may now be purchased at Carter Park Pool. The concession building is open from 11:30 AM to 6:30 PM every day the pool is open. Click on the following to review pricing: Menu.
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 Size 50% Scholarship 100% Scholarship
1 $18,735 $12,490
2 $25,365 $16,910
3 $31,995 $21,330
4 $38,625 $25,750
5 $45,255 $30,170
6 $51,885 $34,590
7 $58,515 $39,010
8 $65,145 $43,430

Pool Parties
Carter Park Pool can be reserved for private events from 8-11 PM every day but Friday, and it can be reserved for a private event from 9-11 PM on Fridays. Please contact the pool manager by phone at 798-2520  or by email for details and scheduling. The pool manager's email address is, as follows: Anthony Crews. The pool reservation form can be found in the documents section near the top of this page.

Swimming and Water Safety Lessons
Starting in 2018, the Patrick Henry YMCA began administering swim lessons at Carter Park Pool. To learn more and sign up for swim lessons, click on the applicable link:
Preschool - Ages 3-5 - Monday-Thursday 10:25 AM-10:55 AM
Beginner - Ages 6-12 - Monday-Thursday 9:50 AM - 10:20 AM
Intermediate - Ages 6-12 - Monday-Thursday - 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM 

If you are not sure which class is for you or your child,  more information can be found in the YMCA of Greater Richmond program overview, as follows: Program Overview. Or, you can review the YMCA of Greater Richmond's "Choosing the Right Swim Lesson."  
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.