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Carter Park Pool

Admission Fee

$6.00/person Monday - Friday and $10.00/person Saturday and Sunday.


Carter Park Pool FAQ

2023 Memberships and Pass Rates

2023 Pool Membership Application

2023 Pool Membership Application(es)

2023 Pool Financial Assistance Form

2023 Pool Financial Assistance Form(es)

2023 10 Pack Pass Application

2023 10 Pack Pass Application(es)

Carter Park Pool Rules and Regulations

2023 Pool Party Application

2023 Pool Membership Application - Fillable Form

2023 Pool Financial Assistance Guidelines


  1. Public Restrooms (optional)
  2. 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 (must be an Ashland resident).

Pool Season
Memorial Day weekend - Labor Day. Please note there are fewer total operating days this season due to changes in the Hanover County Public Schools schedule. Pool will be open the following weekends only:

  • May 27-29
  • June 3-4 and 10-11
  • August 26-27
  • September 2-4

The pool will be open 7 days a week June 16-August 20. Pool operating hours are 12pm-8pm. 

The pool will close for the season at 3pm on September 4, 2023 (Labor Day).

Pool Closures
For updates on pool closures due to inclement weather or swimming events, please call the hotline at 804-798-2520. The hotline voicemail is unmonitored. 

The pool will close early for Swim Team events on the following dates:

  • June 21
  • June 25
  • June 28
  • July 18

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 Town Hall beginning April 3rd. Town Hall is open Monday -Thursday 7:30am-6pm. Memberships and passes are available for purchase at the pool during operating hours.

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 $60. 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. Please contact the pool manager by email for details and scheduling at Anthony Crews.  Pool parties must be submitted three weeks before event. The pool reservation form can be found in the documents section near the top of this page.


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.