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Outdoor Community Pools for Summer Fun in Central NJ

Judith Weiniger

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

After successfully growing her own brand and team under a national brand’s shingle since 2003, Judy Weiniger knew it was time to step out on her own...

May 31 9 minutes read

Summer is finally here! Beat that heat with a refreshing dip in one of central New Jersey’s fabulous local pools. From swimming lessons and teams to countless activities and amenities, there is something the whole family will love.

Here is our list of Outdoor Community Pools that are locally recommended in Central New Jersey:   

Round Top Swim and Tennis Club

  • Located at 106 Mt. Horeb Rd. Warren, NJ 07059 
  • Pool Time:  12 pm - 9 pm

Whether you’re a competitive swimmer or just want to float around, there’s no beating the pools at the Round Top Swim and Tennis Club. This club features two main pools: the “main pool,” with an open lap lane and lights in the deep end (a new feature for this year) and the children’s wading pool, with surrounding seating so parents can comfortably watch their kids. Special clinics, aqua aerobics, swim lessons, and both a swim & diving team make Round Top a premier spot for members to stay in shape and have fun over the summer. 

Juniper Lane Swim Club Inc.

  • Located at 541 Juniper Ln. Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Pool Time:  12 pm - 9 pm

If you’re looking for a summer of family fun, look no further than the Juniper Lane Swim Club. This facility boasts the longest swim season in Somerset County, with more hours jam-packed with activity than you can imagine. Membership with Juniper Lane guarantees you and your gang a safe and secluded spot to cool off, keep in shape, or relax and make some new friends. Special August memberships promise that even if you’re out of town, you can still come back and enjoy all that Juniper Lane has to offer this year

Nomahegan Swim & Tennis Club 

  • Located at 425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090 
  • Pool Dates & Times: Opens 10 am - 9 pm

Pools at the Nomahegan Swim and Tennis Club is one of the most sought after pools in Westfield. An award-winning pool with more than a million gallons of water was at one time featured in Life Magazine and was known as the largest poured concrete pools in the world. A separate six-lane lap pool and a dive tank to look out for.  Activities are also being offered which includes the swim teams, swim lessons, and dive teams. Have fun over the summer.

Springfield Community Pool

  • Located at 44 Morrison Rd, Springfield Township, NJ
  • Pool Time: 12 pm - 6 pm  Saturday and Sunday only

Springfield Community Pool is one of the most loved pools during the summer months. The community pool facility offers large locker rooms and showers, there is also a fitness room (a gym with brand new work-out equipment) with large windows overlooking the pool. The concession area has also been expanded, equipped with a large kitchen and seating both undercover and more tables out on the patio. The Community Pool also offers a camp for children ages 4 through 13. 

Basking Ridge Country Club

  • Located at 185 Madisonville Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Time: 7 am–7 pm 

Indulge in some luxury with a swim club membership at the Basking Ridge Country Club. A 25-meter swimming pool, newly-renovated poolside snack bar, grassy lounging areas, and more promise endless relaxation for you, while a kiddie pool, extensive playground area, a swim team, and more promise hours of enjoyment for your kids. Contact the Membership Department to learn more today and prepare to experience all of the beauty and excitement at the Basking Ridge Country Club this summer.

Life Time Athletic

  • Located at 25 Connell Dr. Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922
  • Pool Time: 4 am – 12 am 
  • Due to ongoing construction, they have not released an exact opening month/date*

Dedicated to promoting long-term health and wellness, Life Time Athletic features swimming opportunities perfect for every member of your family. Lessons start for kids as young as 4 months and continue through adulthood and private options allow for one-on-one instruction tailored to each child’s individual goals and needs. Open swims are available throughout the day and both indoor and outdoor pools, whirlpools, and water slides give you and your family the chance to enjoy a good swim all year long.

*source: membership consultant of Life Time

Warrenbrook Pool

  • Located at 500 Warrenville Rd. Warren, NJ 07059
  • Pool Time: 12 pm - 8 pm

If you want a refreshing swim but can’t afford a pricey club membership, you’re in luck. The Warrenbrook Pool offers seasonal pass and daily admission options for both county and non-county residents. An extensive pool area promises that you and your family can cool off and have a good time, while Youth and Senior discounts, plus the ability to purchase a card that can cut daily rates in half, make the Warrenbrook Pool one of the most affordable options for summer fun in Warren.

Pleasant Valley Pool

  • Located at 3405 Valley Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Time: 11 am - 8 pm

 For the ultimate soak zone, no place is better than the Pleasant Valley Pool. With four separate areas, including a splash pad, interactive water playground, and water slides, plus a full-service concession stand and courts for drier activities, there really is something for everyone. Fun events like family nights, float nights, crafts, and more keep kids and parents alike coming back again and again. If you’re ready for a summer to remember, sign up for a membership at Pleasant Valley today.

Westfield Memorial pool

  • Located at 425 East Broad Street Westfield, NJ 07090 
  • Pool Time: Weekdays: 12:00pm-8:00pm Weekends & Holidays 10:00am-7:30pm 
  • Open to Resident and Non Resident

The well known Westfield Memorial Pool and Aquatic Complex is a public swim facility that can be enjoyed by both Westfield and non-Westfield residents. You can choose from a 50 meter 165' x 75' pool, 40' x 60' diving pool, training pool, two water slides, and a kiddie pool. A snack bar and picnic area are also made available. Fun and exciting activities include the Marlins swim teams, swim lessons, and family fun nights.

Somerset Hills swim club

  • Located at  19 Arthur Rd, Bridgewater Township, NJ 08807 
  • Pool Time: 12 pm - 8 pm

A refreshing dip with your toddlers is made possible by the beautiful, fully-fenced, 130,000 gallons, salt chlorinated, L-shaped pool with the diving area of Somerset Hills Swim Club.  They do offer a separately fenced-in kiddie pool — all located on private property in Bridgewater, New Jersey.  More of their social activities, amenities, and swim team can be found through their website.

mountainside pool

  • Located at 3405 Valley Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Time: 12:00-2:00 pm 5:00-7:00 pm daily
  • Open to Non-Resident

 This community pool is one of the favorite in town. It is mainly due to the barrier-free facility nestled off Mountain Avenue adjacent to Echo Lake Park. If you are looking for plenty of sun and swimming for the active set, as well as lots of cool, refreshing shade and a relaxed pace of summer life, this is the outdoor pool to be. With a 50-meter Olympic pool, diving tank, zero-depth wading pool, two water slides, basketball courts, baby changing area, men’s and women’s locker rooms, snack bar, picnic grove, benches, and grassy areas to sunbathe. You can definitely make the most out of summer in this facility. 

Walter E. Ulrich pool

  • Located at 3405 Valley Rd. Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
  • Pool Time: 11 am - 8 pm

This community pool has lap swimming, diving boards and more. It is necessary to bring a photo ID showing your current address as it is required for entry. They also offer free swim sessions for seniors and people with disabilities which are being held every Monday and Wednesday night. The best thing about it is that the prices of admission for both residents and non-Union County residents are among the cheaper ones in the state, on top of it, county residents have the option to purchase discount cards which is also good for repeated visits. 

JCC Swim Club

  • Located at  775 Talamini Road Bridgewater, NJ 08807
  • Located at  1391 Martine Avenue Scotch Plains, NJ 07076  
  • Pool Time : Open Weekends 11:00 AM – 8:30 pm - June 1 & 2, 8 & 9, 15 & 16
    • Open M-F, June 17-21, 1:00-6:00 PM
    • Open Daily: June 22 through Labor Day, Monday, September 2     
    • 6/22-7/31 Hours of Operation:
      • Monday-Friday 1:00 PM – 8:30 PM
      • Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 AM – 8:30 PM
      • Beginning 8/1 the Swim Club closes at 7:30 PM Sunday thru Saturday.

JCC Swim Club is one of those that offer more options for your swimming activity this summer. Beautiful, heated, saltwater based with a five-lane 25-yard swimming pool, lap swimming, expanded family recreational swim area, waterslide, two kiddie pools are just a few of what you can enjoy here. Plus, usage of their indoor JCC facility during summer swim club operating hours is included.  You will have access to their Indoor Pool, Fitness Center and Gymnasium.  

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