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Carter Park Pool

Admission Fee

$5.00/person Monday - Friday, and $9.00/person Sat & Sun. Day cares call the pool for details.


2021 Pool Membership Rates

2021 Pool Scholarship Matrix

2021 Pool Membership Application fillable

2021 Pool Punch Pass Application

2021 Pool Financial Assistance Form(es)

2021 Pool Financial Assistance Form

2021 Pool Membership Application(es) fillable

2021 Pool Punch Pass Application(es)

Pool Party Reservation Form


  1. Public Restrooms (optional)
  2. Swimming Pool (optional)


We are excited to announce Carter Park Pool will open to the public on Saturday, May 29, at 12:00pm. 

  • During the season the most current information about the pool will be shared on the Town’s social media accounts and posted at the pool.

  • The pool will open from 12:00pm-8:00pm (weekends only May 29-June 13, and daily June 18-September 6). The pool will close early for Ashland Barracudas’ swim meets on June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 13. Additional dates may be added. 

  • Seasonal memberships are sold at Town Hall, and can also be purchased at Carter Park Pool whenever it's open. Daily rates are $5/weekdays, $9/weekends, and $45/10-pass pack. The pool may be reserved afterhours for private events. Contact or leave a voicemail at 804.798.2520 for more information.

  • Pool staff will strictly enforce the safety guidelines, in addition to the normal pool rules, for the safety of all pool patrons and staff. Any pool patron not following the guidelines or instructions of pool staff will be forced to leave the pool complex without a refund. If you, a member of your household, a coworker, or anyone else you have been in contact with is sick or symptomatic please stay home.

  • Pool furniture will be set out by June 18th. 

  • No concessions will be sold at this time, and no dive-in movies are currently planned. You may bring your own food and drinks, but you are responsible for disposing of your waste. No glass containers are permitted.

  • Have fun and please enjoy responsibly.

 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 (must be an Ashland resident). A new membership system using key tags instead of membership cards was implemented during the 2019 season. Memberships go on sale April 1st. 
Pool Season

First Day of 2021 SeasonMay 29

Last Day of 2021 SeasonSeptember 6

Payment methods 
Patrons may use cash, debit card, check, or credit card to purchase a daily pass at the Carter Park Pool. If a credit card is used, a 1.4% fee will be added to the total cost of the transaction. 
Ten-Pass Pack
 Patrons may also purchase a Ten-Pass Pack for $45 at Carter Park Pool. A Ten Pass Pack comprises of ten visits to Carter Park Pool.
 The Concessions Stand is not open at this time.
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 Size50% Scholarship100% Scholarship

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 at Anthony Crews. The pool reservation form can be found in the documents section near the top of this page.


 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