Community Park Pool in Princeton will open on July 13

Cool at the Pool

The Princeton Recreation Commission decided at a special meeting on Wednesday night to open the Community Park Pool for an abbreviated season.

Recreation Director Ben Stentz and his staff members are working to get the pool ready, implement new procedures that follow state guidelines for social distancing and community tracing, and train staff members.

The pool is set to open on July 13 at the latest, and there is a chance it could possibly open earlier, Stentz said.

Information about the schedule, fees, aquatic programs and critical changes to rules and regulations will be made available soon, Stentz said, adding that pool patrons should expect significant changes in many areas including the daily schedule, capacity restrictions, hours of operation, fee structure, and more as his department works to comply with the recently revised New Jersey Department of Health guidelines and restrictions and CDC recommendations.

“We are excited to get the pool open for our community this summer and we feel that we’ve struck an appropriate balance between public health concerns, providing access to all user groups, and managing the fiscal responsibilities of the recreation commission,” Stentz said.


  1. This is unwise. COVID-19 is still here, and the pool is the antithesis of social distancing.

    1. If you concern and scare of COVID stay home.
      Don’t come to the pool .People can make their own decisions and nobody cares what you are concern about. Stay home and stay away from pool !

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