East Hartford Outdoor Pools to Open Saturday, June 18

June 13, 2022

East Hartford Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce that our five outdoor pools are scheduled to open for the 2022 season on Saturday, June 18th from 1 - 5 p.m.   We know that our beautiful pools are a popular destination for East Hartford as well as residents from surrounding communities, and our facilities will once again open to non-residents this summer

East Hartford’s outdoor pools are:

Terry Pool – located in Hockanum Park at 320 High Street.  A 50-meter pool with a diving board, high dive, and a ramp for accessible entry. Olympic size!

Martin Pool – located in Martin Park at 307 Burnside Avenue. A historic rectangular pool dating back to 1938, with a separate fenced wading pool. 

Drennan Pool – located in McAuliffe Park at 30 Remington Road. A rectangular pool with a ramp for accessible entry.

Lord Pool – located in Gorman Park at 258 May Road.  A large pool with a ramp for accessible entry, water slide, and a separate fenced wading pool.

Goldstar Pool – located in Goodwin Park at 1235 Forbes Street. A family-friendly pool with a gently sloped depth and a mushroom water sprinkler feature, the perfect pool for younger children learning to be independent in the water. 

For pool hours and facility rules, please visit this page.

Admission is free for East Hartford residents, with proof of residency required for all adults and children ages 7 and up. Acceptable forms of ID for adults ages 16 and older are a CT Driver’s License or a state issued ID card. Acceptable forms of ID for children ages 7-15 are a 2021-2022 East Hartford Public Schools ID or a Parks and Recreation Youth Photo ID card, which is available for children ages 7-15 at the Parks and Recreation Department.  The fee for a Youth Photo ID card is $6.00 and it is valid for three years.The Youth Photo ID application form is available here. Anyone ages 7 and older, who does not have proof of residency, will be charged the non-resident daily rate, which is $5.00 per person. 

Full programming will be offered at the outdoor pools this year, including group, semi-private and private swim lessons, Aqua Zumba, adult lap swim and senior swim. Our summer camp programs also utilize our pools during the mornings and afternoons.