Pool, Town Hall, Library to be Closed Tuesday for Holiday

patton park pool complete hamilton1-800x430The Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be closed on Tuesday, July 4.

The following day – Wednesday, July 5 –  the pool will open at 3:30 p.m. because the Hurricane Swim Team will be hosting its first swim meet of the season at 1 p.m., according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department Director Sean Timmons.

“We hope everyone enjoys the holiday!” Timmons said.

Hamilton Town Hall and Hamilton-Wenham Public Library will also be closed on Tuesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday.

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Pool and Parking Lot to Be Closed Sunday for Fireworks Safety

patton park pool complete hamilton1-800x430The Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be closed on Sunday, June 25 during the Community Block Party and Two Town Patriotic Celebration.

The pool is in the safety setback area required when the fireworks are being set up, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Also, anyone headed to the event, which starts at 4 p.m., is reminded that parking won’t be allowed in the pool parking lot at Patton Park off Route 1A (Bay Road) and also won’t be allowed on the dirt road along the side of the park near the railroad tracks.

Pool Memberships Now For Sale Online Too

pool-newPool membership registrations are now being accepted online, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Anyone who buys a membership online for the Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will need to make arrangements to pick up the pool pass at the Recreation Department office. Pool passes will not be mailed. Pool memberships are only available to residents of Hamilton and Wenham.

Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public Library, at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.

Each person in the membership will receive a pass that will be scanned in at the pool at each your visit. Guest passes are also now available for sale and can be purchased online or at the Rec office.

Anyone with problems registering online can call the Rec office at 978-468-2178.

Swim team registration is also open and is available online. There is a discounted rate for swim team members who are part of a pool membership.

Registration for swim lessons are also available online.  Swim lessons and the swim team are both available to non-residents.

Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership. The pool is scheduled to open on June 10.

Rec Department Adds Extra Hours to Take Pool Registrations

pool-newThe Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department will have extended hours during the next two weeks to take sign-ups for passes to the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park.

The extended hours start on Election Day on Thursday, April 6, when the Rec office (which is right next to the polling spot) will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m.

The additional hours continue on Saturday, April 8 when the Rec office will be open from 8 a.m.-12 noon. Next week, there will be extra hours on Tuesday, April 11 and Thursday, April 13, when the Rec office will be open from 4:30-7:30 p.m. each evening.

Pool registration is also available during regular hours at the Recreation Department office, which is next to Hamilton-Wenham Public library at 16 Union St. in Hamilton.

Already, Recreation Director Sean Timmons said that 70 memberships of all types have been sold, including family, youth, adult and senior memberships.

Membership prices range from $55 for an individual senior membership to $180 for a family membership.

The pool is scheduled to open on June 10 and will host swimming lessons and the Hurricanes swim team. Complete information about pool fee, hours, programs and other details is available on the town website.

Apply Now for Summer 2017 Pool Jobs

pool-newIt is not too early to thinking about a summer job next year, and the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is advertising for several positions at the new Veterans Memorial Pool.

The Rec Department is accepting applications for pool supervisors, lifeguards and gate attendants, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Complete job descriptions, employment application forms and further information about the positions and how to apply is available on the Rec Department’s website.

Anybody with further questions should contact Timmons via email at stimmons@hamiltonma.gov.

Pool Open House Planned for Thursday Evening

veterans poolThe new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park will be on display during an open house on Thursday evening.

The Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Committee invites everyone to take a look at the newly completed pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

The open house will provide residents a chance to visit the site and take a closer look at the pool, lifeguard offices, filtration room and bathhouse, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

Timmons encourages residents to share word about the open houses with friends and neighbors.

Pool Survey Seeks Feedback on Usage, Opening Times for 2017

pool sketchThe Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is looking to hear from residents as it makes plan for the pool schedule and programs for the summer of 2017.

This week the decision was made to not open the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park this summer – mainly because of a staffing shortage – but the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Department is excited to start the scheduling and programming process for next summer.

As part of the process, the Recreation Department has created a short survey to provide them with information as they make preparation for summer 2017. Residents of both Hamilton and Wenham are encouraged to fill out the survey.

The survey asks respondents about how they plan to use the pool and the times they would want to use the pool, plus has an open-ended area for further comments.