Wheeler Pool To Open Thursday

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LINDEN — The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announced that Wheeler Pool will open tomorrow, June 27, following the completion of mechanical repairs at the facility.

The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool, located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open for the season from June 27 through Friday, Aug. 23.

Union County’s other public swimming pool, the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, off St. Georges Avenue in Rahway, opened for swimming on June 22.

Swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning Monday, July 1. Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required.

Open Swim Sessions for Seniors (62 and older) and for People with Disabilities are held at Ulrich Pool on Mondays from 6-8 p.m. and at Wheeler Pool on Wednesdays from 12 noon-1:00 p.m. Admission to these special sessions is free.

Regular pool hours are as follows:

Walter E Ulrich Pool:

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

Daily Admission (proof of residency required for Union County resident fee):

  • Youth (17 & under) $ 4.00 County Resident / $ 8.00 Non-County Resident
  • Adult (18 & over) $ 5.00 County Resident /$10.00 Non-County Resident
  • Seniors (62 & over) $ 4.00 County Resident / $ 8.00 Non-County Resident

The Ulrich and Wheeler pools are a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information about special programs, discount cards, group swim lessons, directions or other questions, visit the website: www.ucnj.org/pools or call the Ulrich Pool (732-382-9457) or the Wheeler Pool (908-862-0977) for recorded information.

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