Maplewood Recreation is excited to announce we will be opening the pool for the season beginning on Monday, July 6th
Please read the following carefully as our rules have changed due to COVID State Guidelines:
We hope this reaches you all happy and healthy!
First of all, as these are uncharted times, we as Maplewood Recreation appreciate your patience and understanding. We know you are anxious to get back to normal and cool off this summer in our wonderful pool!
We have come up with a new system this year to try and accommodate our patrons in cooperation with new CDC and NJ State Health Department guidelines. Our 2020 plan includes social distancing, increased sanitization, and smaller capacities.
This is the current operation plan, which could be subject to change at anytime.
Registration will be open on our RecDesk website at 10am the previous day to your desired time slot and those who are included in your membership for the following shifts. If you are having technical difficulties, weekend and Monday time slots can be booked on the Friday beforehand by calling the Recreation Department at 973-762-8120
We ask that you please only sign up for ONE TIME SLOT PER PERSON PER DAY. We have many members that would love the opportunity to go to the pool each day, so please try and be considerate of others when you are signing up!
As a general rule, please only reserve a spot when you know that you will be in attendance. Overbooking unnecessarily hinders the opportunity for others as well. We are in the process of crosschecking all reservations to ensure daily check ins and removal of all duplicates. We appreciate those who have been using the honor system, but for our reference we will be verifying all member check ins.
If you need to cancel for any reason on weekdays, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-762-8120 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
If you need to cancel for any reason on weekends, or cannot reach the Rec Department, please contact the pool at 973-761-6330 or email email@example.com. Please be advised, this email is for cancellations only; for all other inquiries please contact the Recreation Department.
After July 20th until further notice (for Weekdays Only):
- 400 members will be allowed per time slot
- One shift per family per day
- Shift 1: 10am-12:55pm
- Shift 2: 1:30pm-4:25pm
- Shift 3: 5pm-7:55pm
Beginning on the weekend of August 8th until further notice (for Weekends Only):
- 375 members will be allowed per time slot
- Shift 1: 9am-11:20am
- Shift 2: 11:50am-2:10pm
- Shift 3: 2:40pm-5pm
- Shift 4: 5:30pm-7:50pm
- These time slots and Mondays open the Friday before at 10am
8/21-8/24 To be closed at 7:45pm
8/25-8/28 To be closed at 7:40pm
8/29- Labor Day To be closed 7:30pm
Please have a photo ID available for check in to the pool (i.e license or student ID)
To register for a time slot please visit our website: https://maplewood.recdesk.com/Community/Home
For step by step instructions please click here.
Please be advised- you must sign up every individual in your membership that is going to be in attendance for the time slot. If you have any difficulty or are in need of assistance regarding your membership or registration, please contact the Recreation Department at 973-762-8120 during business hours M-F 9am-4:30pm.
We will be opening our low diving board and one of our slides beginning on Wednesday, July 22nd!
We regret to inform you that in accordance to the state guidelines, the high diving board and towers will be closed until further notice due to the fact that they are considered "high touch surfaces". Our middle diving board and other slide will remain closed as well.
All children who wish to use these facilities must take a deep water test. This test includes:
- 2 laps across the diving tank
- 30 seconds treading water
- 1 time going down the slide successfully
- Time slot 1: 10:30am & 12pm
- Time slot 2: 2pm & 3:30pm
- Time slot 3: 5pm & 6:30pm
As we are trying to abide by the guidelines as much as possible while still having some fun, we are going to still have our lap lanes with restricted usage and a modified adult swim during each time slot.
Commuter Swim has been broken up into two time slots with a maximum capacity of 18 members per time slot. Each time slot requires pre-registration on the website listed above. Registration for commuter swim closes at 7pm the night before the desired time.
The time slots are as follows until 8/17:
Time Slot A: 6am-6:40am
Time Slot B: 6:50am-7:30am
New Commuter Swim times begin Monday, 8/17:
Due to the ever-changing sunrise times this summer, we have tweaked the commuter swim times to better accommodate you and our staff.
Window 1: 6:30am-7:10am
Window 2: 7:20am-8am
COMMUTER SWIM TO END ON 9/4/2020.
No guest passes or non-residents will be permitted this summer.
All pool programming has been cancelled for the foreseeable future.
Snack Bar will be closed until further notice.
There will be no August Only memberships this year due to our already shortened season.
This being said, we ask that if you are not feeling well or have a fever, please stay home!
The three pools and diving tank offer our members a summer of swimming, diving, relaxing or competing in a clean and safe environment. The pool is open to Maplewood and South Orange residents by membership as well as non-residents.