Ginny Duenkel Pool

the ginny duenkel pool has staff assigned to maintain an attendance count during operational hours.  the current occupancy can be obtained by calling the pool office at 973-325-4085.

Information regarding 2020 pool membership can be found on the Ginny Duenkel Pool Rates (PDF).

The pool will be opening at 11:30 am on Monday, June 22, 2020. Please take an opportunity to review this guidelines by clicking here.  Pool memberships can be purchased at or by calling 973-325-4150.

A 2020 Ginny Duenkel Pool FAQ sheet can be found by clicking here.  

2020 Pool Rules and Regulation Book

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New Record! 1000+ Members

Operated by the West Orange Recreation Department, the pool is open to West Orange residents only. Various membership plans are available. With rare exception, members are allowed to sponsor guests on a daily basis. Membership applications are available at the Recreation Dept. in the spring of every year.


The facility includes three pools: a large main pool equipped with a safety entrance ramp, a diving tank with a low board and a water slide and an interactive spray pad area. Other amenities include a snack bar with a spacious eating deck, large lounging areas and a rec center. Special programs at the pool include the swim lesson program, seven day a week recreation program, the very successful West Orange Wave Swim Team, senior citizen programs, pool parties, the annual Sports & Games Night and more.

A 2020 Pool Guidebook is currently being created and will be published shortly.  This guidebook will cover policy changes to comply with State Department of Health guidelines as well as traditional pool rules.

Virginia "Ginny" Duenkel, West Orange resident who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics

Named in honor of Virginia "Ginny" Duenkel, West Orange resident who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Multiple medal winner)