Carter Park Pool
$5.00/person Mon - Fri $8.00/person Sat, Sun, & Holidays
|Other Link||Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)|
- Concessions (optional)
- Public Restrooms (optional)
- 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.
|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|
|April 1 - April 30, 2019||Individual||Family||Senior (60+)||Caregiver|
|May 1 - July 15, 2019|
|On or After July 16, 2019|
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|
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."
The Ashland Barracudas swim team practices and competes at Carter Park Pool. For more information, check out the Ashland Swim Team's website: www.ashlandswim.com Or, contact Kevin Trent via email. Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Ashland Swim Team: Swim Team FAQs.