Ginny Duenkel Pool
Pool Memberships for the 2022 season are available now at www.westorange.org/rec. Early Bird pricing on pool memberships is available until May 10, 2022. For the sixth consecutive season, pool membership rates remain the same. Family, Individual, Senior Citizen and Senior Citizen couple members are available. New this year is all early bird memberships will be entered into weekly random drawing to win a gift card to a West Orange restaurant. The first drawing will be on March 8th and the last drawing will be on the early bird deadline date of May 10th.
Important 2022 Pool Dates
May 10th – Deadline for Early Bird Pricing
May 17th – Swim Lesson and Swim Team Registration Open
May 28th – Pool Open for Spring Weekends
June 14th & 15th – Swim Team Tryouts
June 24th – Sports ‘n’ Games Night at the Pool
June 25th – Pool Open Full Time
July 4th – Independence Day Special Pool Hours 9:30 am – 6:30 pm
July 6th – Swim Lessons Begin
August 28th – Movie Night at the Pool
September 5th – Last Day of the Pool Season
During the COVID-19 pandemic pool guidelines are issued by the State Department of Health. While they tend to follow the Executive Orders of Gov. Murphy, there can be a delay between the issuing of Executive Orders and the updating of guidelines by the State Department of Health. We will continue to provide updates as we receive them. The 2021 Pool Rules and Regulation Booklet can be used as a reference while the 2022 Pool Rules and Regulations Book is being updated for the upcoming season.
***May 30, 2021***
Executive Order No. 241 (2021) and 242 (2021) amended masking requirements. Individuals are no longer required to wear masks in these public settings, though unvaccinated individuals are strongly encouraged to do so. All pool staff have will continue to operate with the necessary materials and information to maintain COVID-19 awareness, continue routine cleaning and disinfecting while performing their assigned duties in a manner that promotes the safety of both the public and staff.
Community Pools and Aquatic Recreational Facilities are now permitted to operate at full capacity, without regards to social distancing. These facilities still encourage unvaccinated individuals to continue social distancing and the Pool will still maintain best practices that support social distancing throughout the facility.
As we enter the 2022 pool season, we remind you that:
- Face coverings should NOT be worn in the water (increases the risk of drowning).
- Hands should be washed frequently with soap and water.
- Hand sanitizer that is at least 60% alcohol should be used if soap and water are not available.
- Individuals must stay home if they are sick.
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.
Named in honor of Virginia "Ginny" Duenkel, West Orange resident who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Multiple medal winner)