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Carter Park Pool

Admission Fee

$5.00/person Mon - Fri $8.00/person Sat, Sun, & Holidays; $4.00/daycare attendee but call the pool for details.


Pool Financial Assistance Form 2019

Swim Team FAQs

FAQs - Carter Park Pool

Caregiver Pass Information and FAQs

Daycare Guidelines

2019 CPP Membership Rates

Barracudas Flyer 2019

2019 Pool Pass Application

YMCA Summer Programming_2019

PHYMCA CP Pool Swim Lessons

UPDATED Pool Reservation Form

2019 Pool Pass Application_Espanol

Concessions Menu 2019

2019 Pool Financial Assistance Form_Espanol

Other Link Pool Pass Application (Available April 1)


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


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 will be activated during the 2019 season but memberships will still go on sale April 1st. 

Pool Season

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

Season Passes
April 1 - April 30, 2019 Individual Family Senior (60+)  Caregiver
Ashland Residents  $115  $230  $90  $30
Non-Residents   $160  $270  $100  $55
 May 1 - July 15, 2019        
 Ashland Residents $130  $265  $100  $40
 Non-Residents  $180  $310  $120  $70
On or After July 16, 2019        
Ashland Residents $65  $130  $50  $20
Non-Residents  $90  $160  $60  $40

Early Bird Special
In order to receive the early bird discount, payment must be received on or before April 30th.

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 $18,735 $12,490
2 $25,365 $16,910
3 $31,995 $21,330
4 $38,625 $25,750
5 $45,255 $30,170
6 $51,885 $34,590
7 $58,515 $39,010
8 $65,145 $43,430

Pool Parties
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 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.

Masters Swim

Training for a triathlon or just want to get back into the swim of things? Patrick Henry Masters Swim is for the serious teen and adult swimmer looking to improve time or keep in shape. Steve is our Master Swim instructor. He swam at Penn State and has years of experience coaching individuals to meet their swimming goals.

Morning Session: June, July, August 6a-7a $75 per month

Swim Lessons

Please visit their website for swim level descriptions and dates

Morning Lessons: June, July, August

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

Beginner: 9:50a-10:20a

Intermediate: 11a-11:45a

$48 member/$93 non member

Evening Lessons: June, July, August

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

Beginner: 6:35p-7:05p

Intermediate: 6:35p-7:15p

$48 member/$93 non member

Water Fitness

6p-6:45p FREE to Carter Park pool members and guests

June 11th HIIT (high impact interval training)

June 25th Zumba

July 9th HIIT

July 23rd ZUMBA

August 13th HIIT

August 27th ZUMBA

Contact Information:

Teddy Anna, Aquatics Director

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.