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Mills Pond Pool 2024 - Information & Updates

Canton Parks & Recreation is looking forward to the 2024 pool season at Mills Pond Pool. Please continue to check this page for additional updates throughout the season. Please review all information provided below prior to entering Mills Pond Pool. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Public Swim Schedule: June 10-August 25th 
Dates and hours of operation are subject to change. During general pool hours, the pool will be open to both members and daily attendees. Please note, the main pool will be open this season, and the splash pad is projected to be open for the 2024 season. Splash pad can be accessed by purchasing a pool membership or daily attendance. Lap swim will be available during public swim hours. 

Modified Hours of Operation

June 10-14: 3:30-7:30 PM
July 4: 11:45 AM - 3:45 PM
August 19-23: 3:30-7:30 PM
August 24-25: 1:00-5:00 PM 

General Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 1:30-8:00 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 1:00-7:30 PM

Adult only swim: Mondays & Wednesdays - 7:30-8:00pm
-Mondays: private lessons/ Wednesdays: Aquasize (offered during adult swim) 

Pool Membership & Daily Drop-ins

Membership: Mills Pond Pool memberships are available to purchase now! Memberships will still be offered for households, individual and senior. Click HERE to register for a membership.

Daily Drop-in Option: The daily admission fee is $5 residents and $7 non-residents. Daily attendees may pay with cash, check or credit card ($15 CC minimum). Anyone entering the facility must be a member or pay the daily drop-in fee. Exception: children two years of age and younger are free to enter.

Facility Protocols

Rules: Before coming to the facility please review Mills Pond Pool rules. 

Checking in: Each member will be asked to scan their membership tag or digital card. General public will be asked to provide their name when checking in to purchase a daily pass. 

Lap swim: Lap swim will continue to be offered by request during regular public pool sessions. Only one lane will be open with a maximum of two swimmers in the lane at one time. Lap swim will be available for 45 minute time slots to allow for a rotation of people. Lap swim registration will be available in-person and by calling the pool desk 860-693-7844 (same day registrations only). 

Pool Deck/Grass Area: Patrons are welcomed to bring their own chairs; limited chairs will be provided by Canton Parks & Rec. Patrons will be able to set up chairs/blankets on grass only. Pool deck should remain clear.  Personal Radios/Speakers are prohibited during general swim hours. 

Concessions: Light refreshments - ice cream, beverages, snacks - will be available for purchase at the front desk. Patrons may use cash, check, credit card ($15 CC minimum) or Snack Dollars to purchase items. Snack dollars are a great way to go cashless this summer at MPP.

Aquatics Programs

Swim Lessons: Lesson registration is now available! It is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the waitlist as spots may become available if someone drops out. You will not be charged if you register on the waitlist, only when participant is admitted into the class. Find out more information and register on  Swim lessons available for Parent & Child, Pre-School and Levels 1-4. Swim Lesson: Stroke Clinic available for children who have successfully passed level 4. 

Dusky Dolphins - Swim Team: This program is a great way for children to participate in competitive swimming while becoming stronger swimmers. The focus will be on improving technique, speed and stroke refinement while having a safe and fun time in the water. The season runs from June 24 through the end of July with 2 swim meets included in the schedule. For more information and to register, click HERE. Members receive a $10 discount. 

Swim Lesson Instructor Aide: Canton Parks and Recreation Department is seeking responsible, outgoing, 12-15 year old interested in working with swim lesson instructors and children at Mills Pond Pool. Water Safety Instructor Aides will assist certified instructors with planning and leading swim lessons throughout the summer. For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Junior Lifeguarding: This course is designed to give participants a sneak peek into what it takes to become a great lifeguard. The class covers all the basics to get you ready to enter a Lifeguarding program when you turn 15. Class includes lifeguarding skills, leadership, fitness and development. For more information and to register, click HERE. 

Weather Information 

As is typical in the summer, there is a chance of pop-up storms. Mills Pond Pool will be open if it is raining. If there is a passing storm, the pool will close at the first perceived instance of thunder or lighting and will remain closed for 30 minutes following the last perceived instance of lightning or thunder. Members will be asked to clear the facility and to wait in their vehicles or return after the 30 minute period. 

Canton Parks & Rec and the entire Mills Pond Pool staff is looking forward to a great summer! With your help by following all pool rules and guidelines we can ensure that everyone has fun and stays safe. Please continue to check this page for more updates.

Contact Information

Mills Pond Pool: 860-693-7844
Canton Parks & Rec Office: 860-693-5808

Please note, we will continue to try to serve as many patrons as possible, but changes may be made throughout the season to ensure the safety of staff and guests. We ask that all patrons follow the protocols listed above and the Mills Pond Pool Rules. Protocols and safety guidelines are subject to change throughout the summer for general operations and all aquatics programming. By entering the facility you agree to follow all Mills Pond Pool rules and policies. 

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