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Union County Pools Open for Summer Swimming; Register Now for Swimming Lessons That Begin July 5

The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announces the opening of the county’s two public swimming pools. The Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park, St. George’s Avenue in Rahway, will be open for the season from June 25th through Labor Day, September 5th. The John Russell Wheeler Memorial Pool located in Wheeler Park, West Stimpson Avenue and Route 1 in Linden, will be open from June 27th through August 26th.

Group swimming lessons will be held at Ulrich Pool beginning July 5th. Applications are available at either pool office for all ages, beginners through adults. Pre-registration is required. Register early; 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 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 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 & July 4 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.


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

Youth (17 & under):

  • County Resident: $ 4.00
  • Non-County Resident: $ 8.00


Adult (18 & over):

  • County Resident: $ 5.00
  • Non-County Resident: $10.00


Seniors (62 & over):

  • County Resident: $ 4.00
  • Non-County Resident: $ 8.00


The Ulrich and Wheeler pools are a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For more information, visit the Union County website: or call the Ulrich Pool (732-381-4045) or the Wheeler Pool (908-862-0977) for recorded information.