Welcome to the Carlisle Community Pool


COVID-19 Update: June 8, 2020 
Carlisle Community Pool to Remain Closed for Season

While Cumberland County will reach the “green phase” on Friday, June 12, 2020, the continued restrictions under the Governor’s Re-Opening Plan have weighed heavily in the conclusion and announcement that the Carlisle Community Pool will remain closed for the summer season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Borough Manager Susan Armstrong explained the rationale for the decision. “The safety of our community continues to be at the forefront of Carlisle Borough. Remaining compliant with the restrictions and precautionary measures that are recommended in the green phase for outdoor pools was examined closely by staff. Social distancing, capacity limitations, sanitation requirements, and the time needed to certify lifeguards and train staff were strongly considered. Moreover, under the best-case scenario, the Borough’s General Fund would experience a financial shortfall of approximately $45,000 due to the non-fiscal challenges. All of these factors were taken into consideration to make this informed, yet still difficult decision.” 

Director of Parks and Recreation Andrea Crouse added, “We have not taken this decision lightly as closing the pool this year is extremely disappointing for all of us.  We have come to know so many of our pool patrons and will miss seeing and sharing the summer season with them.   Our valued members who have purchased season passes for 2020 will be fully reimbursed. We thank each of you for your understanding, and look forward to a better and brighter 2021 pool season.” 

Although the pool season is a washout for the year, the Borough anticipates opening all park playgrounds, as well as splash pads at Memorial, Biddle Mission and LeTort Parks in the near future with social distancing measures in place. The Parks and Recreation staff continue to ramp up recreational programming that will be hosted within the Borough’s parks and Shaffer Cabin starting in July. Some of those slated include tennis lessons, Soccer Shots, fencing and Pound exercise class. Yoga and Art Camp, Kids Yoga and Mindfulness Camp, and Little Yogis are being planned at Shaffer Cabin. Final details are also being fleshed out for Bricks 4 Kids, youth volleyball and basketball camps. Ballet Bunnies is slated at Thornwald Amphitheater. Look for future updates via press releases, the Borough’s website and social media.
Note:  While the pool is closed, staff will be addressing some delayed maintenance at the facility.

PHYSICAL LOCATION:  1236 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

MAILING ADDRESS:  415 Franklin Street, Carlisle, PA 17013

PHONE:  In-Season (717) 240-6957, Off-Season (717) 243-3318


12 – 7 PM: Sunday – Thursday
11 – 6 PM: Friday – Saturday
Closed weekdays when Carlisle School is in session.

Carlisle Community Pool

The Carlisle Community Pool is a 3-acre park which offers a large “z-shape” main pool 3′-12′ deep with a newly renovated giant twisting water slide, Aqua Climb wall, lap swimming area, and diving board; two large shade shelters; and grass space for activities and sunbathing.  We also have a separate fenced in wading pool 0′-1.5′ deep for ages 8 and under.  The wading pool includes a tea cup water feature, built-in bench and small shade umbrella.  The fenced in recreational area includes a lighted pavilion with 8 picnic tables, 2 charcoal grills, basketball, volleyball, and shuffleboard.

Seasonal memberships, daily admissions, discounted group rates, private and public pool parties, vending options, special events (such as C-LUV Teen Night – Pool Party, Carlisle Summerfair FREE Open Swim); lane lines for daily lap swims and other aquatic programs are offered.  A limited supply of lounge chairs are available to rent, while supplies last.


Celebrating 52 years, the Carlisle Community Pool has served the local community since 1968.  Dive in and support the pool for the upcoming season!  Your sponsorship will make a difference!  Contact Kristin for more information kzeigler@carlislepa.org or call (717) 240-6952.

  • Gold Sponsor (only one available): $1,200 Welcome Banner
  • Silver Sponsors: $600 Fence Banner
  • Bronze Sponsors:  $400 Light Post Banner


Please have your photo ID ready when you arrive at the front desk.  This will speed up the check in process.

Pre-School (Ages 3 & under) FREE FREE
Child (Ages 4-17 years), Senior (Ages 55 years & up) & Military $5.00 $7.00
Adult (Ages 18-54 years) $7.00 $9.00
Sunset Rate:
Sun-Thur: after 5 PM & Fri-Sat: after 4 PM
$3.00 $4.00


  • Take advantage of our Pool Member benefits in 2020 including discounted daily guest rate (limit one guest per member per day), discounted pool rental rates, and members and sponsors private party, and quick and easy entry to the pool.
  • Season passes go on sale January 2, 2020 at the Stuart Community Center. Passes will not be available to purchase online or at the pool.
  • Membership Discounts: $15 off January-February, $10 off March-April, $5 off May. 
  • All memberships need to be purchased annually. Cards should be kept from year to year. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for all lost or discarded cards.
  • Please remember your pass when entering the pool facility.  You may forget your pass no more than 3 times before you are required to pay the $5.00 replacement fee.
  • Family Pass = persons residing in the same household including no more than two adults. Children = 4 – 21 years.  Children 3 years and under do not need a pool pass.  Proof of residency is required.
  • Add-On = a person who lives outside of the household or a third adult such as a grandparent, nanny, babysitter, etc.
  • $20.00 fee for changing your membership after the initial membership is purchased, this includes Add-On’s.



  • If we do not have your picture on your account, your picture must be taken before receiving his/her new pool pass.
  • Children under the age of 4 years old are the only exception to this.  Photos can be taken at the Stuart Community Center or if you have a good head shot you can email your pictures to parksandrec@carlislepa.org.  We recommend completing this process at the Community Center before the season begins.



    • Proof of ID and residency are required upon entrance to the facility.
    • Non-swimmers/chaperones who wish to enter the pool must pay the admission fee.
    • Age requirement: Children 12 years of age and younger must be accompanied by a supervisor 18 years of age or older who will accept the responsibility for the safety and conduct of the child.
    • Children in the wading pool must be 8 years of age or under, and supervised by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.
    • Persons that are not toilet trained are required to wear waterproof swimwear / swim diapers that fit snugly around the legs and waist. Swim diapers are available to purchase at the front desk $2/each.
    • Non-swimmers should be in a US Coast Guard approved flotation device.
    • Prohibited: smoking/tobacco/e-cigs, alcohol/drugs, weapons, glass, and animals.  You may smoke in your vehicle or on the sidewalk.
    • You may bring your own coolers and lawn chairs.
    • For a complete list of pool rules and regulations please see the link at the bottom of the page.


During the season the pool may close if one or more of the following occurs:

  • Inclement weather.
  • Unforeseen emergency/maintenance/staffing issues.
  • In the event of thunder and/or lightning while the pool is open, swimmers will be required to remain clear of the pool for 30 minutes after the last sighting of lightning or clap of thunder.

Rain checks may be issued when the facility must be closed. They will only be issued to those admitted within 30 minutes of the closure.

For inclement weather closings and cancellations call (717) 240-6957 or follow us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/carlislecommunitypool/.

20180615_100949-300x225AQUATIC PROGRAMS:

  • Little Skimmers (Ages 1-3 years)
  • Big Skimmers (Ages 4-6 years)
  • Daily Lap Swims (All Ages)




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Carlisle. PA 17013
+ 717 243 3318 MON - FRI 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM