Public Wading Pools

City of Marlborough Public Wading Pools

Wading Pool

Farrell Pool and Ward Pool are now Open

Closing Date for Wading Pools: August 23rd

Pool visitors are asked to set up at least 12 feet apart from other groups on their towels, limit groups to no more than 10 people; wear face coverings or masks when unable to maintain a 6’ distance from others including restrooms. When using the wading pool, masks are not necessary but should maintain 6ft distance between people not from the same household.

We are asking wading pool patrons to abide by the social distance guidelines above as it's not the responsibility of city staff or lifeguards to enforce social distancing or the wearing of masks and face coverings.

Please use the school parking lots


Noon-5:45pm (7 Days Week)

Gates will be locked at 6:00pm

 Farrell Wading Pool is located at 85 Sawin Street, Marlborough, MA

Ward Wading Pool is located at 157 Orchard Street, Marlborough, MA

POLICY: Disposable diapers are not allowed in the pool. Only Little Swimmers Disposable Swim Pants are allowed. For the safety of all, the rules will be posted and in effect at all times. The lifeguard has the authority to ask anyone who deliberately and continuously refuses to comply with the established guidelines to leave the pool area. Water shoes are recommended.

Group Policy: Groups of 10 or more must have prior permission from the Marlborough Recreation Department at least two weeks before visiting Memorial Beach and the city wading pools

Per Order of BOH: No Pets allowed at any Aquatic Facility