County Pools Open For Summer Season

UNION COUNTY – Union County’s two public swimming pools will open for the summer swimming season in the next few days.

The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, will be open for the season from June 26 through Labor Day, Sept. 6.  The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool located in Wheeler Park, West Stimson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open from June 28 through Aug. 27.


Group swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning July 5.  Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required.  Register early; classes are limited and are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Open swim sessions for seniors and for people with disabilities are held at Ulrich Pool on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. and at Wheeler Pool on Wednesdays from noon-1:00 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.

Regular pool hours are as follows:

Walter E Ulrich Pool:
Monday & Wednesday                   1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday           1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays        11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

John Russell Wheeler Pool:
Monday, Wednesday & Friday        1 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday & Thursday                    1 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday & Holidays       11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Daily Admission (proof of residency required for county fee):

County Resident                      Non-County Resident

Youth (17 & under)                 $ 4.00                                               $  8.00
Adult (18 & over)                    $ 5.00                                               $10.00
Seniors (62 & over)                 $ 4.00                                               $  8.00

For more information, call the Ulrich Pool (1-732-381-4045) or the Wheeler Pool (1-908-862-0977) for recorded information.

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