Cunningham Pool to Open for Swimming on or about July 13

MILTON, MA – The swimming pool at Cunningham Park (aka Cunningham Pond) will open on a limited basis to swimmers beginning on or about July 13, 2020.  The pool will be operated in accordance with local, state, and federal health and safety guidance regarding the COVID-19 pandemic.  The re-opening plan was reviewed and approved by the Town of Milton Health Director.

A steeply discounted, one-time family membership fee of $50 ($20 for seniors) will be charged for the Summer 2020 season. This $50 membership will allow access to the pool for an individual or family of up to 6.  Milton residents interested in buying a membership may do so by on-line registration only at this website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/2020membership



Those that purchase memberships will receive an email that will provide them access to our on-line reservation system to sign up for specific swim sessions. Members may choose from one of four daily sessions (10:00-11:30 am, 12:30-2:00 pm, 3:00-4:30 pm, and 5:30-7:00 pm) each day. An additional “seniors only” swim hour will be held from 9:00-10:00 am daily, but seniors may also swim during other sessions.  The common areas will be disinfected after each session. No sign-ups will be allowed by mail, phone, or at the park headquarters.  No more than 100 swimmers will be allowed to sign up for each of the three daily sessions.  In order to provide access opportunities to as broad group of members as possible, it is intended that any one member use only one of the available time slots per day.

All members and staff must wear cloth face coverings when not in the pool and stay a minimum of 6 feet apart at all times while in the pool and common areas.  No one will be allowed to sit on the pool edge or in the common areas around the pool, except in the “designated family areas” demarcated in the lawn around the pool, which will be limited to one family/individual in each area per swim session.  The dock will be closed for the season to minimize contact opportunities. Pool management staff will disinfect common areas after each session, and the bath house will be disinfected throughout each day.  Staff and swimmers will be required to stay home if they have symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19, or were exposed to someone with COVID-19 within the last 14 days.  Detailed rules will be provided to all members, and new signage will direct members and provide reminders about the rules.

The Cunningham Park staff and trustees hope to provide safe and equitable access to the pool for all those who sign up. Depending upon the outcome of this re-opening plan and the COVID-19 situation during the summer, the pool may either be opened up to more guests or may need to be further restricted in order to maintain a safe operation.  We thank you for your cooperation.






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