Somerville Summer: Cool Down at the Pool

With the school year winding down and the temperatures rising, it’s time to find ways to cool down and have fun during the next couple of months without roaming too far from home. One of the best ways is at Somerville’s two outdoor and one indoor pools.

Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool: Located at Foss Park (235 Broadway), Latta Brothers opens for the season on Saturday, June 27 and will remain open through September 7. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation operates the pool daily from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. during the summer. And best of all? It’s free to swim!

Dilboy Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool: Dilboy Memorial (110 Alewife Brook Parkway) opens for the summer season on Wednesday, July 1 and closes on Saturday, August 29. The City of Somerville manages the pool, which is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Individual pool passes are $40 and family pool passes are $75 for the 2015 season.

Kennedy School Pool: Located in the basement of the Kennedy School (5 Cherry St.) this pool offers family swimming, lap swimming and swimming lessons. It’s a great place to hide out from the heat and get the whole family in the water for fun, exercise or education. The schedule and fees vary, so check the pool’s website for the latest information.

See you poolside!

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4 Responses to Somerville Summer: Cool Down at the Pool

  1. I’m afraid the wading pool at Foss Park wasn’t yet open as of July 4, and I was told there is no promised date, as it undergoes repairs 🙁

    S. Mian
  2. Hello 🙂 I grew up swimming at Foss Park pool every year and now live on the other side of the world (Israel) and I dream about those days. I doubt people realize how blessed they are to have a free place to enjoy the fun of the pool and a grassy park. One day I hope to bring my son for a picnic in the park and a dip in the pool that i have so many fond memories of. I remember that we would arrive (my 3 brothers and I) to the pool and then give our clothes to a teen employee at a counter and then we’d each receive a sort of dog tag with a number on it (that matched the number on the basket that our clothes went into) on an elastic/stretchy sort of what we thought was like a bracelet or anklet. I thought it was coolest thing to walk around making that jingley sound from the anklet. Could you tell me if they still use those, are there any archive pictures that show these musical tags 🙂 Thank you for any info 🙂 Warm Regards,