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Carter Park Pool

Admission Fee

$6.00/person Monday - Friday, and $10.00/person Sat & Sun. Day cares call the pool for details.


2022 Membership Scholarship Information

2022 Pool Financial Assistance Form(es)

2022 Pool Financial Assistance Form

2022 Pool Punch Pass Application(es)

2022 Punch Pass Application

2022 Memberships and Pass Rates

2022 Pool Membership Application

2022 Pool Membership Application(es)

2022 Pool Reservation Form

Caregiver Pass FAQs

Carter Park Pool Rules and Regulations


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

The Carter Park Pool is closed for the year. Thanks for a great season!

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).

Pool Season
Memorial Day - Labor Day. Pool will be open on weekends beginning 5/28. The pool will open 7 days a week beginning June 18th. Pool operating hours are 12pm-8pm. The pool will close for the season at 3pm on September 5, 2022 (Labor Day).

The pool will close at 3:30pm for swim meets on June 22nd and July 13th. The pool will close early at 7pm for an event on June 26th. The pool will close early at 5:00pm for an event on July 27th

Pool Access
The pool may be accessed through a membership, daily pass, or 10 pass pack. 

Pool membership rates are available in the documents section.  Purchase your pool memberships at the pool during operating hours (Monday-Sunday, 12pm-8pm).

Income-based financial aid in the form of pool scholarships are available to qualified Ashland residents. Scholarships are available to heads of households (age 18 and over) and all family members meeting eligibility criteria. To be awarded a scholarship, fill out and submit the scholarship application in the documents section to Emmy Houck at Town Hall. Scholarships cannot be processed at the pool.

Patrons may also purchase a Ten-Pass Pack for $50 at Carter Park Pool. A Ten Pass Pack is ten visits to Carter Park Pool, whether used by one person or multiple people for a total of ten entries.

Cash, debit card, check, or credit card may be used to purchase a memberships and passes at the Pool and Town Hall. If a credit card is used, a convenience fee may be added to the total cost of the transaction.

Pool Parties
Carter Park Pool can be reserved for private events from 8:00pm-11:00pm every day until August 20th. 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.


Water Exercise Classes
Move your way to a healthier you with our weekly Water Exercise class at Carter Park Pool! No swimming or equipment is required and the class is open to all fitness levels. Using water resistance, this fun, low-impact, and knee friendly workout will help you burn calories and tone muscles. Participants will meet in the shallow wend of the pool. Classes are every Tuesday night from 6pm-6:45pm at Carter Park Pool. Classes are available to all pool members or via purchase of a day pass. 


The Concessions Stand is not open at this time. There is a vending machine for your convenience. Outside food and drink is allowed at the pool. No alcohol is permitted.


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


Swim Lessons
The Patrick Henry YMCA conducts swim lessons in the Carter Park Pool Monday-Thursday mornings and evenings. Registration for swim lessons is available via the YMCA website.