GREEN RIVER Swimming & Recreation Area

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NO DOGS ALLOWED from June 1st through November 1st

The Green River Swim Area is permitted through the Department of Public Health and complies with all regulations outlined in 105 CMR 445.00: State sanitary code chapter VII: Minimum standards for bathing beaches. Bacteriological quality testing is conducted weekly. Swimming shall not be permitted when the quality of the water does not meet the standards established and no swimming shall be allowed when the water is determined by the Board of Health or the Department to be unfit or subject to contamination.

Check out current testing dates and results from the CRC: >>

Beach Wheelchair Available for Public Use: Thanks to fundraising by our Buddy Baseball program, a handicapped accessible Mobi Beach Chair is available for use by the public. Please inquire with Swim Area Staff for availability.

2023 Swim Area Hours

2023 Season * Park Hours Lifeguard Hours Concessions Hours
June 3rd & 4th, June 10th & 11th
12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
June 17th - August 27th
Open 7 days a week
10:00 am - 8:30 pm 10:30 am - 8:00 pm 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
July 4th - Special Hours **
7:00 am - 8:30 pm 8:30 am - 8:00 pm 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
September 2nd - 4th
10:00 am - 8:30 pm 10:30 am - 8:00 pm 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm
* Hours and dates of operation are subject to change

Season Passes:
Season passes are available for purchase at the Recreation Department Office or at the Green River Swim Area during operating hours. Season pass types include Resident and Non-Resident Family, Individual, and Senior (55+). For the purpose of purchasing a Family Swim Area Pass, only two adults and their children under the age of 19, all residing at the same address can be listed on a family swim pass. For the purchase of a swim pass, an adult is defined as a person 19 years of age or older.

How to Purchase/ Renew a Swim Pass:
To purchase or renew a Season Pass, patrons must complete a registration form. Forms can be mailed in or dropped off to the Recreation Department or completed at the Swim Area Park Entrance Gate. Pass renewals can also be purchased online. Forms must be completed in their entirety with full payment in order to be accepted. For family passes, all individual family members must be listed in the registration lines. After a maximum of one week processing time, passes will be available for pick-up at the Swim Area front gate. It is the responsibility of the pass holder to pick up their season pass. For family passes, a pass card is issued for each individual family member.  Patrons must bring their cards each time they visit the park. All passes are permanent cards that can be renewed annually. There is a $5.00 replacement fee for each card that must be reprinted.

2023 Swim Area Pass Fees

Pass Type Resident Non-Resident
Family * $65.00 $95.00
Individual $40.00 $55.00
Senior (55+) $30.00 $40.00
Day Care Provider $75.00 Unlimited Use

* Definition of a Family:
(for the purpose of purchasing a family pool pass)
Only two adults and their children under the age of 19, all residing at the same address can be listed on a family pool pass.

or Download a Registration Form

Swim Area Daily Rates:
Resident and Non-Resident daily per person rates are charged for all customers who do not have a Swim Area Pass. Gate Attendants reserve the right to ask for proof of residency. Daily rates can be paid with cash, credit card, or check with ID at the gate.

2023 Daily Rates

Age Group Resident Non-Resident
Adults (19-54) $4.00 $8.00
Senior (55+) $2.00 $4.00
Youth (3-18) $3.00 $6.00
Group Rate Larger Than 10 People Call Recreation Director in Advance (413) 772-1553
Twilight Discount 1/2 Price Gate Fee 5:00 pm - Close
Half Price Fridays 1/2 Price Gate Fee Fridays
Veterans Discount
With Proof of Military Service
$1.00 off Daily Rates for all Veterans 10% off Season Passes

2023 July 4th Special Rates **

Type Resident Non-Resident
Car - Up to 7 people $15.00 $30.00
Per Person $5.00 $10.00
**Season Passes are accepted on July 4th

Season Pass Refund Policy:
No credits or refunds for Swim Area Season Passes will be issued after May 31st. No credits or refunds will be issued for unused pass(es). No credits or refunds will be issued for park closure due to inclement weather, water quality testing, maintenance, city ordinance, events, or other closures.

Weather Closure Policy/ Daily Admission Refund Policy:
To ensure the safety and security of park patrons, in the event of inclement weather that requires the evacuation of the river, all guests will be required to gather their belongings and either leave the facility or wait in an approved area (vehicle or park restrooms). The river will reopen 30 minutes after the last lightning/thunder if it has been deemed safe. There are no refunds to daily admissions for inclement weather, but rain checks will be available with the gate attendant for paid admissions lasting less than 2 hours.

Swim Area Park Rules:
Green River Swimming & Recreation Area Park and Beach Rules (English & Spanish) >>

Age Policy:
Persons younger than 9 years of age must be accompanied by a responsible person 16 years of age or older.