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.

 

Pool Construction to Finish Up This Week, Won’t Open This Summer

Patton Park pool plansConstruction of the new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park is scheduled to be complete by this Friday, Aug. 26, according to Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

After construction is done, there are inspections that will have to happen and several punch list items will be completed to close out the project, he said.

Even after it is complete, though, it will not be open for public swimming this summer because of timing, weather-related site constraints and significant staffing limitations.

“It really came down to a pretty significant staffing shortage,” Timmons said.

Timmons said that, while the pool won’t open this summer, the Recreation Department is starting the scheduling and programming process for the summer of 2017.

For anyone that wants to see the new pool, an open house is scheduled at the pool on Thursday, Sept. 1 from 4-7 p.m.

Rec Department Eyes August Opening for New Pool

poolnewThe new Veterans Memorial Pool at Patton Park should be ready for swimmers at some point in August, according to Recreation Director Sean Timmons.

The tentative completion date for pool construction is the first week of August, barring any weather-related delays. Some of the remaining work is weather- dependent, so rain storms could delay the work, he said.

After construction is complete, there are several things that recreation staff need to do before the pool can open up to the public, including equipping the pool and offices with supplies, familiarize themselves with the new filtration system, on-site lifeguard training and a Board of Health inspection, which will all take one to two weeks.

An open house at the pool will also be announced as an opening date gets closer.

For a complete update about the pool construction and details about hours and fees once it opens, check the full update from Timmons.