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City Kicks Off Aquatics Program at Crompton Park Pool, July 1

For Immediate Release: 6/28/2019 9:16 am

The City of Worcester will host a media event for the official opening of the city’s pool, beaches and spray parks on Monday, July 1 at 11:30 a.m. at Crompton Park Pool.

The event will not only mark the official opening of the City’s public waterways but will also provide information on summer aquatics programs, including free swimming lessons, while emphasizing the importance of water safety and how to identity dangerous hazards and circumstances.

Speakers will be City Councilor-at-Large Gary Rosen, City Manager Edward M. Augustus Jr., Parks Commissioner Robert Antonelli, Worcester Fire Chief Michael Lavoie and HHS Commissioner Dr. Matilde Castiel.

  • The City’s pools, beaches and spray parks will open on Monday, July 1.

  • Pools and beaches are open until August 25.

  • Spray parks close on Labor Day – September 2.


The City of Worcester operates 1 pool, 2 spray parks and 4 beaches:

  • Crompton Park Pool (50 Canton Street)
  • Cristoforo Colombo/East Spray Park (180 Shrewsbury Street)
  • Greenwood Spray Park (14 Forsberg Street)
  • Bell Pond Beach (238 Belmont Street)
  • Indian Lake Beach (20 Clason Road)
  • John J. Binienda Memorial Beach (180 Mill Street)
  • Shore Park Beach (115 Shore Drive)

The city is also home to 3 state beaches and pools:

  • Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool (146 Providence Street)
  • Quinsigamond State Park (10 N. Lake Ave.)
  • Veterans Memorial (Bennett Field) Swimming Pool (1270 Main Street)

ALL sites are open to the public 12 p.m. to 7 p.m.

New this year: FREE swim lessons will be offered at Crompton Park Pool – 7 weeks for ages 6-16 – July 8-August 23 – sessions at 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each week day, M-F.

Sign up at www.worcesterma.gov/parks - click on “Online Registration Portal”

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