Photo: It’s open.
After three years of planning, financing and a last-minute rescue, the new Underwood Pool will be open officially for swimming on Monday, Aug. 10 at 9 a.m.
Here are a few facts you should know about the pool:
FEES: (You can make your payment at the pool by check or cash, only)
2015 Season: $150
Adult: $10 Child: $5 – a child is considered to be anyone still in high school
Multi Pack: three day passes
Adult: $25 Child: $12.
- Aug. 10-Sept. 1: 9 a.m. to dusk.
- Sept 2-3*: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.
- Sept. 4-7*: 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
*Dependent on weather and staff availability Please check the Recreation calendar or call 617-993-2768 for daily information.
Wellington School: When school is NOT in session, residents are encouraged to park at the Wellington School on School St, directly up the hill from the pool. These 75 parking spaces are closer and simpler than much of the Concord Avenue street parking. (Note: The parking lot entrance is on Orchard Street)
Concord Ave Drop Off: There is a new drop off zone on Concord Ave. You can drop off your family and gear at the drop off, and then we recommend parking at the Wellington School.
Cottage Street: Parking is allowed ONLY on the right side of the street. Please be respectful of your fellow residents and DO NOT BLOCK DRIVEWAYS! Drop off is not allowed on Cottage St.
Bicycle Parking: Bike racks are available for up to 36 bikes. Please use the bike racks; bikes may NOT be locked to the pool fence.
Lockers: Lockers are available for day use only. There is NO OVERNIGHT STORAGE. Lockers will be cleaned out and the contents disposed of each evening.
Locks: You should provide a lock to protect your personal belongings. THE RECREATION DEPT. IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR LOST OR STOLEN PERSONAL BELONGING
POOL, DECK & LOCKER ROOM SAFETY:
Showers: A cleansing shower is required before entering the pool. Please apply sunscreen 30 minutes before entering the pool.
Rubber Pants: Children not yet toilet-trained MUST wear rubber pants in the pool. Pants are available for sale at the pool, $3/pair.
Running, pushing, in or out of the pool, is prohibited. Head first diving is allowed only in the diving area. Jumping from the sides in NOT allowed in the family pool.
Water Toys and Equipment
- Floatation devices (life vests, noodles, etc.), snorkels and masks are prohibited. Fins are permitted while lap swimming only.
- Water guns are prohibited at all times.
- Only small toys, like water balls and diving rings, are permitted.
Towels and blankets may be set up for sunbathing on the grass areas only, not on the pool deck.
CELL PHONES MAY NOT BE USED IN THE LOCKER OR REST ROOMS.
Smoking is prohibited at all times on all pool property including grass areas and walkways.
Pool Management has the right to invoke other restrictions if there is a safety risk.
FOOD AND BEVERAGES:
Food and Drinks: Food and drinks are allowed only in the designated eating area. Patrons may bring food from home or order food to be delivered to the pool to be consumed in designated areas only. Coolers or open containers may not be stored in the eating or vending areas or on the deck.
Tables: Tables may not be reserved or held with towels or bags. They are first-come, first-served.
Glass: NO GLASS CONTAINERS ANYWHERE ON POOL GROUNDS.
Did I read this right…$150 for the 2015 season that starts August 10? How much for the full season, 2016 and on?
Franklin B. Tucker says
I believe the $150 was a season pass for both the Underwood and Higginbottom pools beginning in June.