DANSBURY & STROUDSBURG BOROUGH POOLS
The pools are closed for the 2021 season. We'll see you in 2022
Thank you to our aquatics staff for working to provide safe swimming opportunities to our community this summer. We wish them the best as they return to school, sports, colleges, and their roles in our local school districts!
2021 Pool Modifications
Masks must be worn to enter facility and when in the pool house (unless medically exempt or under 2 years of age). Masks should NOT be worn when in the water.
Groups should maintain 6ft social distance from each other
Anyone exhibiting signs or symptoms of COVID-19, or who was exposed to someone with COVID-19 in the previous 14 days, should stay home
* Residents reside in East Stroudsburg Borough, Stroudsburg Borough and Stroud Township. Please check with your municipality. Having a certain city in your address does not necessarily mean you live in the borough. At Dansbury pool ONLY, residents also include those residing in Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Townships. Proof of residency must be shown at time of pass purchase.
**Half-day admission is for the 4-hour time block for which admission is purchased (i.e. Monday 3-7pm) only.
*** A family is two adults and two children who reside in the same household.
ALL SEASON PASSES ARE DUAL PASSES to both Dansbury and Stroudsburg Borough Pools, EXCEPT resident season passes purchased by residents of Middle Smithfield and Smithfield Townships, which are valid only at Dansbury Pool. If you are in this category, please call your township office to obtain a voucher for a Dansbury Pool Resident Season Pass.
Middle Smithfield: 570-223-8920; Smithfield: 570-223-5082.
209 Stadium Street, Stroudsburg, PA 18360
15 Day Street, E. Stroudsburg, PA 18301
Frequently Asked Questions
Why isn't the pool open during its normal hours?
If a pool is closed during its normal hours, it is usually due to storms or a maintenance issue. Please understand we want you to come enjoy our pools and we will keep them open whenever possible. However, when there is a public safety concern such as inclement weather or maintenance, the pools must close. Please note: if the pool must close due to weather while you are already in the pool area, we are unable to provide refunds. We suggest checking the weather forecast before coming to the pool, especially if you're driving a long way. We also recommend double checking our Facebook page before you go to the pool. If there are any closures, you will find out about them there: https://www.facebook.com/StroudRec
Am I a resident?
Report Cards, Utility Bills, or a Driver's License will be accepted for proof of residency. If you do not have proof of your residency, we must admit you at the non-resident rate.
Dansbury and Stroudsburg are municipal pools. Therefore, those who live in the municipalities of Stroudsburg Borough, East Stroudsburg Borough and Stroud Township pay the resident rate. Those who live outside these municipalities pay the non-resident rate. Just because a certain city is in your address does not necessarily mean you live in that municipality. You can check the municipality you live in by entering your address into this database: CLICK HERE.
Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Townships have an agreement with East Stroudsburg Borough. Therefore, Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Township residents pay the resident rate at Dansbury Pool ONLY with a voucher. These townships keep track of how many of their residents use the Dansbury Pool, and so Smithfield and Middle Smithfield residents must obtain a voucher from their Township office to gain the Dansbury Pool Resident Rates. With this voucher, Smithfield and Middle Smithfield Residents may also purchase a season pass (for Dansbury Pool ONLY) at a resident rate.
Are non-residents allowed in the pool?
Yes. Non-residents are allowed in the pool at any time that residents are allowed. Last year, due to COVID-19 precautions, we were only allowed to permit residents into the pool. We are happy that we can reopen the pools to everyone for the 2021 season.
When can I use my half-day pass?
Half day sessions cannot be used for any four hours during the day. You can purchase either a half day morning pass, or a half-day afternoon pass. The morning passes generally run from opening until 3pm and afternoon passes run from 3pm until close. Therefore, if you would like a half day pass, and come to the pool at 2pm, we suggest waiting until 3pm to enter the pool to make the most of your time. On Fridays at Dansbury pool, since the pool is open an hour later, the half-day change-over time is 3:30pm.
Where do I get a Pool Pass?
Daily Passes are purchased directly at the pool. Cash ($50 & $100 not accepted) or Credit Cards accepted. Season Passes can be purchased online: HERE or at Day Street Community Center during normal business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30pm.) Season passes belong to individuals only and have a picture of the person on them. They are not transferable.
What do I need to bring with me to get a Season Pass?
If you are purchasing at the resident rate, please bring a proof of residency to the community center such as a drivers' license or utility bill with your name on it. If you are a Middle Smithfield or Smithfield Township resident, you must first go to your township's building and get a pool pass voucher. Bring that voucher with you to obtain a Dansbury-only resident season pass. Otherwise, you will be charged the non-resident rate.
If you are purchasing a family pass, please bring along your family members for their pictures. Alternatively, bring clear pictures of all the people on your family pass on your phone. We can transfer the pictures to their season pass card from there.
I purchased my season pass online. How do I get my Season Pass picture card?
If you purchased your season pass online, please make sure to upload pictures of all the season pass holders on your account. To do this, in our registration system, click on your account, then click on the avatar icon next to each name, and upload a picture of that person. From there, you can give your name to the pool attendant upon entering the pool, and they will pull up your card on the computer.
To save time getting into the pool all season, we do recommend stopping by Day Street Community Center during normal business hours (M-F 8:30-4:30pm) for a copy of your season pass card. If you would like to save time, call ahead at 570-426-1512 and we will print your cards and have them ready for you, as long as pictures are provided ahead of time.
Is my family eligible for the family rate?
Family Passes apply to two adults and two children (under the age of 18), who reside in the same house. If the family has additional children they may be added to the family pass for an additional fee per child.
Family season passes work the same way, and everyone in the season pass gets their own card. If a child is visiting the house for a short amount of time, you cannot add them to your pass for the additional child fee, but instead must pay the day pass rate for the child. If your child lives in your house for part of the summer and you would like to purchase them a season pass, please do so while purchasing your family season pass.
If your family has one adult and three children, purchasing a family pass with an additional third child may still be a cheaper option than buying everyone a single day pass. If your family has three adults and one child, the extra adult will still have to buy a separate adult pass.
Can I bring food and drinks?
Yes, you can bring food and drinks into the pool area, and you can bring food from the concessions stand into the pool area. Glass and Alcohol are not permitted, however.
How deep is the pool?
Most of Dansbury Pool is between 1 and 5 feet deep with a zero degree entry for kids. Dansbury pool's max depth is 6 feet (under the slides.)
Stroudsburg Pool is generally between 3 and 6 feet deep. There is a separate kiddie pool that is 1 foot deep. The max depth, in the diving section of Stroudsburg Pool, is 8 feet.
Can I bring floaties with me?
All flotation devices other than Coast Guard Approved personal flotation devices (PFD's) are prohibited in the pool. If you or your child has trouble swimming, you may bring a Coast Guard Approved PFD. The pool has a limited supply of PFD's which they can loan out. PFDs must be worn properly in the water and may not be used as toys. To learn more about what a coast guard approved PFD looks like, try these helpful articles:
Do I need to bring a chair with me?
There are chairs available in the pool area this year. You may still bring your own chair or blanket if you wish to ensure that you have a space to sit even when all the public pool chairs are taken.
Do I need to wear a mask?
While the PA state mask mandate is over, we do ask patrons to wear a face covering inside the pool house. Once in the pool area outdoors, you do not need to wear a mask. DO NOT wear a mask while swimming, as it is unsafe.
Does the pool ever turn people away if it hits capacity?
Both pools have a capacity that is based on the how many people our lifeguards can safely watch at one time. If the pools are at capacity, then no more people are allowed into the pool area until those who are in the pool area leave. The pools are most likely to hit capacity on hot weekend days, but it may happen at any time. If you are counting on pool time on any given day, we suggest arriving early. We apologize if this creates an inconvenience for you or your family. This is a strict public safety measure that we take very seriously.
What if it starts raining after I get there?
We recommend checking the weather forecast before coming to the pool, and making a personal decision if the weather looks unsure. The pool generally stays open during light rain at the discretion of the aquatics staff, but will close in the event of heavy downpour, nearby thunder or lighting. Please note: if the pool has to close due to weather while you are already in the pool area, we are unable to provide refunds. If the pool has already closed due to inclement weather we post that information on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/StroudRec