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Mills Pond Pool 2021 - Information & Updates

Canton Parks & Recreation is looking forward to the 2021 pool season at Mills Pond Pool. Please continue to check this page for additional updates throughout the season. Our department will continue to monitor state and local health guidelines to ensure the safety of our patrons and staff, as this is our top priority. Please review all information provided below prior to entering Mills Pond Pool. We look forward to seeing you soon! 

Public Swim Schedule 
During general pool hours, the pool will be open to both members and daily attendees with no time restrictions. Please note, the main pool will be open this season; wade will remain closed and there is no adult swim. The pool schedule will be as follows: 

June 14-August 24th
(Dates of operation subject to change)   
Hours of Operation 

Monday - Friday:1:30 - 8:00 PM 
Saturday & Sunday1:00 - 7:30 PM 

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). To adhere to health district guidelines, all daily attendees must record their name and phone number when entering the facility. 
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

Masks: Face coverings required unless fully vaccinated while inside the pool house. Children under 2 years old do not have to wear a mask indoors. Masks are not required outdoors - vaccinated or not vaccinated.  

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

Checking in: Each member will be asked to scan their membership card. General public will be asked to provide name and phone number when checking in. 

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 online and in-person. Lap swim registration will open once season has started and listed under "Programs>Aquatics>Lap Swim".  

Pool Deck/Grass Area: Patrons are welcomed to bring their own chairs; no chairs or lounges will be provided by Canton Parks & Rec. Patrons will be able to set up chairs/blankets on grass only. Pool deck should remain clear.  

Swimming: Face masks will not be required while in the pool, but social distancing is encouraged.

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: Lessons will be offered on a limited basis for Parent/Child, Preschool and Levels 1-3. Please note, for Parent/Child, Preschool a a guardian must be in the water at all times with the participant. This is a great opportunity for parents/guardians to learn how to continue to teach their child how to swim long after lessons are over. For level 1-3, a parent/guardian is not required to be in the water with the students. It is recommended that even if a particular class is full to still register to be on the wait list as we may be able to open the classes to more swimmers. You will not be charged if you register on the wait list, only when participant is admitted into the class. Find out more information and register on 

Dusky Dolphins - Stroke Clinic: The stroke clinic will work on skill development and refinement. This may be a great option for those who were looking to continue swim lessons at a higher level! Program will start July 1 and continue Monday-Friday until July 30. For more information and to register, click HERE. Early bird rates end June 14. 

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. 

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