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Pools & Beaches

Looking for something fun and safe to do this summer?
Join the City's Wheels to Water Program!
Wheels to Water
Dates and Times TBA

  • Open Swim Time at Neighborhood-Based Pools at the Boys & Girls Club, YMCA - Central Branch and YWCA of Central Massachusetts
  • Bus Transportation to the Pools and City Beaches (Provided by the Friendly House)
  • Free Swim Lessons from Select Swimming Facilities
  • Fun Programs, Including Recreational Sports and Summer Reading
  • And Much More!

Registration Forms:

To sign up for Wheels to Water, call or stop by one of the following registration sites in your neighborhood:

For more information on this program, view the following brochures:

Additionally, State and City Pools and State and City Beaches are typically open for general public access the first week of July through the middle of August, weather permitting. The Department of Inspectional Services' Housing/Health Inspections Division performs regular water quality tests at public beaches to ensure that they are safe for daily use. Please see below for specific hours of availability:

State Pools
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Family Swim 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM)
Bennett Field Pool 1268 Main Street
Shine Pool 184 Providence Street
State Beaches
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Regatta Point 10 North Lake Avenue
Quinsigamond Lake 287 Lake Avenue
City Pools
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Crompton Park Pool Canton Street
Greenwood Spray Park Greenwood Street
City Beaches
12:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Bell Pond 238 Belmont Street
Coes Pond Mill Street
Indian Lake 20 Clason Road
Shore Park 115 Shore Drive
Open Swim Time
Boys & Girls Club
Mon. - Fri. 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
65 Tainter Street
YMCA (Central Branch)
Wed. 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Fri. 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
766 Main Street
Mon. - Fri. 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Fri. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1 Salem Square
Family Swim Time
Girls, Inc.
Sun. 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
125 Providence Street
YMCA (Central Branch)
Fri. 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Sat. 12:30 PM - 6:00 PM
766 Main Street
Fri. 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
1 Salem Square
Swim Lessons
Boys & Girls Club 65 Tainter Street
YMCA (Central Branch) 766 Main Street
YMCA (Greendale Branch) 115 Shore Drive
YWCA 1 Salem Square

For more information, please call Friendly House at (508) 755-4362. This program is generously supported by UMass Memorial Health Care, The George I. Alden Trust, The Fletcher Foundation, The George F. and Sybil H. Fuller Foundation, The Stoddard Charitable Trust, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the College of the Holy Cross, the City of Worcester and the Worcester Division of Public Health

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