Public Info

Union County’s Wheeler Pool Opens for Swimming, June 27

The Union County Department of Parks and Community Renewal announces 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, August 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 22nd.

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):

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

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 or call the Ulrich Pool (732-382-9457) or the Wheeler Pool (908-862-0977) for recorded information.