Carter Park Pool - Opening Date Postponed TBD
$5.00/person Mon - Fri $9.00/person Sat, Sun, & Holidays; $4.00/daycare attendee but call the pool for details.
|Other Link||Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)|
- Concessions (optional)
- Public Restrooms (optional)
- Swimming Pool (optional)
UPDATE: Town staff are developing options for operating the pool during the 2020 season based on guidance from the state. At this time we are waiting on information about Phases 2 and 3 before a decision is made. Once a schedule is set it will be shared on the Town's website, Facebook and Instagram accounts.
The Carter Park Pool is an eight lane 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. A new membership system using key tags instead of membership cards was implemented during the 2019 season. Memberships tentatively go on sale May 1st.
|First Day of 2020 Season||TBD|
|Weekends / Holidays Only||TBD|
|Last Day of 2020 Season||TBD|
|April 1 - April 30, 2020||Individual||Family||Senior (60+)||Caregiver|
|May 1 - July 15, 2020|
|On or After July 16, 2020|
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 . Please contact the pool manager 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.
•Please visit their website for swim level descriptions, dates and more information: www.ymcarichmond.org
Morning Lessons: June, July, August
Preschool: 9a-9:30a; 10:25a-10:55a
Evening Lessons: June, July, August
Preschool: 5:25p-5:55p and 6p-6:30p
• FREE to Carter Park pool members and guests
Dates & Times for 2020 TBD
Swim TeamThe 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.