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Aquatic Facilities

Livingston Pool


The Dupont Splash Pad is open everyday 11AM to 7PM.  Between the hours of 11AM - 5:30PM only residents are permitted and 5:30-7PM is

Raco Theodore Pool opens for the season on Saturday, June 22, regular hours.

Crystal Lake Park is open daily with no lifeguards.  Swim at your own risk. Bath house is open 12noon -8PM.  Gates close at 8PM and all cars must be out.

Livingston Pool, Hunt Pool and Raco Theodore Pool are scheduled are opening for the season on Monday June 24, 2019, regular hours. 

Pool Season hours:

Pool Resident Swim 1:00 pm - 4:45 pm 6:00 pm - 7:45* pm
Pool Non-Residents Permitted 3:00 pm - 4:45 pm 7:00 pm - 7:45* pm

Crystal Lake


Dupont Splash Pad

12:00 pm to 7:45 pm



11:00 am to 7:00pm

Residents must show ID.      Non-Residents are Permitted at Crystal Lake only after 4:00 pm


Residents must show ID.           Non-residents are permitted at Dupont Splash Pad  only from 5:30-7:00 pm

  • To ensure public safety, this schedule is contingent upon lifeguard staff availability and weather conditions.
  • Closing time ends slightly earlier through the season as the days get shorter.


Dupont Splash Pad

207 Mason Street


Hunt Pool

297 Maple Street


Livingston Pool

410 Hooksett Rd.


Raco Theodore Pool

66 Head Street


Crystal Lake

679 Bodwell Rd.


Public swimming facilities typically open for the swimming season after public schools are released for the summer.  The season generally closes prior to the start of the next school year.

The three municipal pools are fully accessible to persons with disabilities.  Livingston Pool provides a zero-entry way, and Raco-Theodore Pool, and Hunt Pool are each equipped with hydraulic lifts for pool access.  Dupont Splash Pad is accessible to persons with disabilities as well.

Livingston Pool Lap Swim - Monday - Thursday 12 noon to 12:45PM thru August 15th.
Raco Theodore Pool - Raco Theodore Pool will close to the public during private swim meets during the 2019 summer.  Closed 6/28  6/29,  6/30,  7/5,  7/6,  7/7,  8/2,  8/3 and 8/4.  All dates are tenative. 


Rules & Regulations Swimwear Policy
  • Patrons must have ID and Proof of Residency
  • Showers must be taken by all bathers
  • Bathing suits are required (Swim policy available on web site)
  • No long pants, cutoffs, tee shirts or water shoes
  • No children with diapers (Swim pants are required)
  • No smoking within 50 feet of pool entrance
  • No strollers in pool area
  • No pets allowed
  • No food, drink, or coolers in pool area
  • No running on pool deck
  • No horseplay, climbing on shoulders or back, etc.
  • No flotation devices, full-face masks, fins, snorkels, or life jackets
  • No diving- Enter water feet first only
  • No cannonballs, coffins, can-openers, belly flops, etc.
  • No toys allowed in water
  • No climbing on guard chairs, buoy lines or rescue equipment
  • Non-swimmers must stay in shallow end
  • All toddlers must be accompanied by an adult in water (arm distance)
  • Children are the responsibility of a legal adult/parent
  • No weapons or material deemed of dangerous nature (ie knife etc.) allowed
  • No loitering
  • Grilling or open flames prohibited
  • No alcoholic beverages allowed
  • Only hygienic attire specifically designed for swimming will be allowed.
  • NO swimwear shall expose personal parts of the body.
  • Swimwear must have a lining on the inside or be made of a nylon-like material without metal rivets.  Men’s swimwear should have a drawstring, mesh lining and cannot go below the knee.
  • Exercise clothing may not be worn as swimsuits.  For example, gym/athletic shorts of any kind, including basketball shorts, running or track shorts, unlined board shorts, and unlined shorts of any nature will not be permitted.  In addition, sports bras, shelf bra tanks, camisoles, leotards, and other workout gear is not allowed.

  • No underwear may be worn under any swimsuit.
  • Denim, cut-offs, and other types of shorts are not permitted.
  • T-shirts and other street clothes are not permitted. 
  • Tight fitting rubber or plastic “swim pants” are required for those individuals who are diaper dependent or those who are not toilet trained.  Disposable or cloth diapers are not permitted in the water or at any public bathing facility.

  • Any swimwear that may lead to personal endangerment or entrapment will not be permitted.

  • Children and toddlers wearing Coast Guard approved swimsuits.  (Coast Guard approved lifejackets with crotch strap are permitted only with a physician’s note.)  A parent or adult guardian must be in the water within an arms distrance– shallow end only – with children or toddlers wearing these swimsuits/lifejackets at all times.

  • Aquatic staff will have final judgment in all decisions concerning health and safety issues regarding swimwear.



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