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Public Pool Roundup


Published July 21, 2021 at 6:17 p.m.

Here's a list of local pools where you and your kids can keep cool this summer. We've included some information about each one, including address, phone number and admission fee. Enjoy!

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1. Maple Street Park and Pool 75 Maple Street, Essex Junction, VT 05452 802-878-1376 Two pools at this location serve all ages. One includes a twisty waterslide with a spray and splash area for little ones. The big pool boasts two different level diving boards. $2-7.

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  • Myers Memorial Pool
2. Myers Memorial Pool 62 Pine Street, Winooski, VT 05404 802-497-2903 The Winooski pool reopened this summer after taking a couple summers off for a full renovation. The complex now includes a six-lane lap pool, a zero-entry program pool, spray features and a 16-foot water slide. $4-7 admission.

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  • Montpelier Pool
3. Montpelier Public Pool 1 poolside drive, Montpelier, VT 05602 802-223-6839 Nestled in the mountains with great views, this pool features two stationary docks in the middle, one of which includes a diving board. $5-10 admission; $15 family pass residents, $22 family pass non-residents.

4. Middlebury Town Pool 298 Buttolph Drive, Middlebury, VT 05753 802-388-4020 Water toys beckon babies and toddlers to the wading pool. Big kids will enjoy doing cannonballs off the diving board. $2-5 admission.

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5. Sand Hill Pool 208 Sand Hill Road, Essex, VT 05452 802-878-1376 This suburban oasis includes two diving boards in the deep end and a splash pad with water features for little ones. $2-7 admission.

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6. St. Albans City Pool 99 Aldis Street, St. Albans, VT 05401 802-524-6796 Friendly staff and fields for frolicking make this a pleasurable place to beat the heat. On Mondays and Wednesdays they offer night swimming. $3-8 admission.

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7. Waterbury Community Pool 27 Butler Street, Waterbury, VT 05676 802-244-6340 Take a dip, then head to the Ben & Jerry's Factory Store for a scoop or two, and you're living the Americone Dream. $5 admission; $20 family day pass.

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8. Sam Fishman Pool 47 East St, Vergennes, VT 05491 802-877-1054 This public pool with two diving boards is located in the heart of Vergennes right next to Vergennes Union Elementary School. $3-5 admission; age 5 and under free.

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9. White Memorial Park Pool 21 Ave B, Rutland, VT 05701 802-345-0137 This water oasis includes a family pool filled with colorful spray and splash features and a waterslide as well as a separate competition pool. Day passes $5 residents, $6 non-residents.

10. Greater Burlington YMCA 298 College Street, Burlington, VT 05401 802-862-9622 You don’t have to be a member to swim for the day. Just pay the daily guest fee, which is $15 for a family swim pass. You must make a reservation ahead of time either online or by phone.

11. Upper Valley Aquatic Center 100 Arboretum Lane, White River Junction, VT 05001 802-296-2850 A day pass gives entry into the entire facility including a splash park, warm water pool and competition pool. $8-15 day pass, ages 2 and under are free. Reservations are required; make them online or by phone beforehand.

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12. Historic Bates Farm 3103 Huntington Road, Richmond, VT 05477 802-434-2311 Swim with panoramic views of Camel’s Hump. Community ‘Fun Swims’ are offered on Friday evenings and Saturday mornings. $5 admission. Swimming lessons offered through August. You can also rent out the entire pool, lifeguard provided, for a pool party or event if you reserve online or by phone.

This article was originally published in Seven Days' monthly parenting magazine, Kids VT.