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Take a Dip in a
New Haven Pool


Summer is here which means many people want to head to the pool. Whether you’re at an outdoor pool or an indoor one, nothing beats a swim in the summer.

The city of New Haven has four public pools for you to take advantage of this summer. You’re going to want to call ahead to the New Haven Parks and Recreation office to find out the exact times of operation because they will fluctuate during the summer months. But, if you’re a New Haven resident, you’ll want to take advantage of this free swimming opportunity this summer.

Let’s take a look at where you can go to swim in New Haven this summer.

swimming pool in new haven

New Haven Public Pools

John Martinez School Pool

Location: 100 James Street

New Haven

The John Martinez School spans 25 yards and has six available lanes for swimming. The pool schedule is subject to change so always call ahead to make sure it’s open.

Hill Regional Career High School

Location: 140 Legion Ave.

New Haven

Hill Regional Career High School also has a pool open this summer for public swimming. As with the others, call ahead for times before heading out.

Wilbur Cross High School

Location: 181 Mitchell Dr.

New Haven

Wilbur Cross High School on Mitchell Drive is another option for when you want to go inside and cool off during the summer.

Hillhouse High School 

Location: 480 Sherman Parkway

New Haven

Last, but certainly not least is the pool at Hillhouse High School. This pool is also 25 yards in length and has six lanes available for swimming.

swimming pool in new haven

When you want to take a swim but don’t want to go in the pool, Lighthouse Point Park is another option. The park is open to everyone, not just New Haven residents. It’s a well-known location that offers a little beach and swimming as well as a splash pad for the kids and a carousel. If you ask any locals, chances are they’ve not only heard of it but have also visited a time or two.

The next time you want to cool off or get some swimming exercise in, check out the pools that New Haven has to offer. The Elm City never disappoints when it comes to activities! 

Lighthouse Point Park