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Carter Park Pool - Opening Date Postponed TBD

Admission Fee

$5.00/person Mon - Fri $9.00/person Sat, Sun, & Holidays; $4.00/daycare attendee but call the pool for details.


Caregiver Pass Information and FAQs

PHYMCA CP Pool Swim Lessons

UPDATED Pool Reservation Form

2020 Pool Pass Application

Daycare Guidelines 2020

FAQs for Pool 2020

2020 Pool Punch Pass Application

2020 Pool Pass Application(es)

2020 Pool Punch Pass Application(es)

Caregiver Pass FAQs and Information(es)

FAQs for Pool 2020(es)

2020 Pool Financial Assistance Form(es)

Other Link Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)


  1. Concessions (optional)
  2. Public Restrooms (optional)
  3. 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. 

Pool Season

First Day of 2020 Season TBD
Weekends / Holidays Only TBD
Daily Operation TBD
Last Day of 2020 Season TBD

Season Passes
April 1 - April 30, 2020 Individual Family Senior (60+)  Caregiver
Ashland Residents  $120  $239  $95  $32
Non-Residents   $170  $284  $107  $63
 May 1 - July 15, 2020        
 Ashland Residents $139  $277  $107  $44
 Non-Residents $189  $328  $126  $82
On or After July 16, 2020        
Ashland Residents $69  $139  $54  $22
Non-Residents $95  $164  $63  $41

Early Bird Special
In order to receive the early bird discount, payment must be received on or before May 31st.

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 and credit card payments are accepted at Carter Park Pool

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. 
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 $19,140 $12,760
2 $25,860 $17,240
3 $32,580 $21,720
4 $39,300 $26,200
5 $46,020 $30,680
6 $52,740 $35,160
7 $59,460 $39,640
8 $66,180 $44,120

Pool Parties
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.

Swim Lessons

Please visit their website for swim level descriptions, dates and more information:

Morning Lessons: June, July, August

Preschool: 9a-9:30a; 10:25a-10:55a

Beginner: 9:50a-10:20a

Intermediate: 11a-11:45a

Evening Lessons: June, July, August

Preschool: 5:25p-5:55p and 6p-6:30p

Beginner: 6:35p-7:05p

Intermediate: 6:35p-7:20p

Water Fitness

 FREE to Carter Park pool members and guests

Dates & Times for 2020 TBD

 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.