List of state pools open to swimmers

Provide residents a safe place to cool off

This WWLP file image shows people standing outside the entrance to the Sara Jane Sherman pool in Chicopee.

(WWLP) – Summertime is officially here, and with the warmer temperatures, that means that people are looking for some places to cool off. The Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation has opened pools across the state, which are for the use of Massachusetts residents.

Here is a listing of those local locations, and their hours of operation:


Gerald J. Mason Memorial Swimming Pool
Armory St. Agawam
Tel: (413) 786-6254
Open: June 28- August 24
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M., Weekends 11:30 A.M.-7:00 P.M.


Sara Jane Sherman Memorial Swimming Pool
750 Meadow St., Chicopee
Tel: (413) 594-5376
Open: June 28-August 24
Hours: Weekdays 12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M., Weekends 12:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M.


John F. Thompson Memorial Swimming Pool (managed by town, fee charged)
211 Highland Ave., Ludlow
Tel.: (413) 583-4448
Currently open
Hours:  Weekdays 12:00 P.M.-8:00 P.M. Weekends 10:00 A.M.-8:00 P.M.


John H. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool
2460 Roosevelt Ave., Springfield
Tel.: (413) 736-7699
Open: June 28-August 24
Hours: Weekdays 9:00 A.M.-7:00 P.M., Weekends: 12:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

For a listing of other pool locations statewide, and more information about rules at the state pools, click here.

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