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Carter Park Pool - Closed until 2021

Admission Fee

$5.00/person Mon - Thurs, FREE FRIDAYS, and $8.00/person Sat & Sun. Day cares call the pool for details.


UPDATED Pool Reservation Form

Daycare Guidelines 2020

2020 Pool Punch Pass Application

2020 Pool Punch Pass Application(es)

2020 Pool Financial Assistance Form(es)


  1. Public Restrooms (optional)
  2. Swimming Pool (optional)

UPDATE (August 25):

Carter Park Pool is open daily through Labor Day (September 7) and weekends only from September 12-27.

UPDATE (June 25):

We are excited to announce Carter Park Pool will open to the public on Thursday, July 2 at 12:00pm. This is not a normal season, so please take a deep breath and read the entire message below.

  • The most current information about the pool will be shared on the Town’s social media accounts and posted at the pool.

  • The pool will open daily beginning July 2 from 12:00pm-8:00pm daily. Once the Ashland Barracudas’ season ends in late July the pool will open at 11:00am daily. The pool will close early on July 8, 15, 22 and 29 for swim meets. Additional dates may be added. Depending on attendance levels, Hanover County school schedule, and the weather the pool season may be extended beyond Labor Day on the weekends.

  • No seasonal memberships will be sold this season due to concerns about having to limit access at some point this season if a spike in coronavirus cases occurs. Daily rates are $5/weekdays, $8/weekends, and $45/10-pass pack. All sales will be handled at the pool, not at Town Hall. The pool may be reserved afterhours for private events within the Forward Virginia Phase 3 guidelines. Contact or leave a voicemail at 804.798.2520 for more information.

  • Every Friday will be FREE for everyone! We all need something to look forward to each week.

  • The pool’s capacity is 280. Following the Forward Virginia Phase 3 guidelines, up to 210 people (75%) may be present in the pool complex at any one time. Pool staff will be monitoring the attendance. Also, depending on the size of groups, and in following the state’s physical distancing requirements, capacity may be reached with less than 210 people.

  • Pool staff will strictly enforce the Phase 3 guidelines, in addition to the normal pool rules, for the safety of all pool patrons and staff. Any pool patron not following the guidelines or instructions of pool staff will be forced to leave the pool complex without a refund. If you, a member of your household, a coworker, or anyone else you have been in contact with is sick or symptomatic please stay home.

  • Everyone should bring their own chair or blanket. Pool furniture will not be set out in order to avoid shared usage for the safety of all pool patrons.

  • No concessions will be sold at this time, and no dive-in movies are currently planned. You may bring your own food and drinks, but you are responsible for disposing of your waste. No alcohol or glass containers are permitted.

  • Have fun and please enjoy responsibly.

The Carter Park Pool is an eight lane junior Olympic-sized swimming pool (25 meters) with a separate kiddie pool for small children. The pool is open to Ashland residents and non-residents. Annual pool memberships are available for purchase at Town Hall, or a daily, per-person entry fee can be purchased at the gate. Financial assistance for pool memberships is available for qualified applicants. A new membership system using key tags instead of membership cards was implemented during the 2019 season. Memberships tentatively go on sale May 1st. 

Pool Season
First Day of 2020 Season July 2

Last Day of 2020 Season September 7

Payment methods 
Patrons may use cash, debit card, check, or credit card to purchase a daily pass at the Carter Park Pool. If a credit card is used, a 4.5% fee will be added to the total cost of the transaction. 

Ten-Pass Pack
Patrons may also purchase a Ten-Pass Pack for $45 at Carter Park Pool. A Ten Pass Pack comprises of ten visits to Carter Park Pool.

As of July 2, the Concessions Stand is not open.
Pool Pass Scholarships

Income-based financial aid is available to qualified Ashland residents for pool passes. Scholarships are available to heads of households (age 18 and over) and all family members meeting eligibility criteria (see the application above for more information). Recipients of pool pass scholarships will have maximum annual income as follows:

Household Size 50% Scholarship 100% Scholarship
1 $19,140 $12,760
2 $25,860 $17,240
3 $32,580 $21,720
4 $39,300 $26,200
5 $46,020 $30,680
6 $52,740 $35,160
7 $59,460 $39,640
8 $66,180 $44,120

Pool Parties
Carter Park Pool can be reserved for private events from 8-11 PM every day . Please contact the pool manager by email for details and scheduling. The pool manager's email address is, as follows: Anthony Crews. The pool reservation form can be found in the documents section near the top of this page.

 Swim Team

The Ashland Barracudas swim team practices and competes at Carter Park Pool. For more information, check out the Ashland Swim Team's website:  Or, contact Kevin Trent via email.  Here is a list of  Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about the Ashland Swim Team: Swim Team FAQs.