Union County Pools Set To Open

Photo credit: Lee Coursey

UNION COUNTY — The county’s two public swimming pools will soon be open to help residents beat the summer heat.

The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, will be open for the season from June 25 through Labor Day, Sept. 5. The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open from June 27 through Aug. 26.

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; classes are limited and are offered 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 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.

Regular pool hours are as follows:

Walter E Ulrich Pool:

  • Monday & Wednesday 1– 8 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 1– 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday & Holidays 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

John Russell Wheeler Pool:

  • Monday, Wednesday & Friday 1– 6 p.m.
  • Tuesday & Thursday 1– 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Sunday & July 4 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Daily Admission (proof of residency required for Union County resident fee):
Youth & Seniors (17 & under and 62 & over):

  • County Resident: $4
  • Non-County Resident: $8

Adult (18-61):

  • County Resident: $5
  • Non-County Resident: $10

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

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