As many of you may know, the new Berkeley Heights YMCA pool will not be ready to open this summer. The lease agreement we have with the Y, signed April 2017, actually gives the Y six years to finish the pool. It was the Y’s hope to be finished with the pool this summer, but unfortunately that is not the case. YMCA President Paul Kieltyka appeared before the Town Council on January 15 to explain what has brought us here; the main explanation is that the site plan was changed. In addition, the current pool will be in a different location on the property than originally planned; it was initially supposed to be in the same place as the previous pool. The proximity of the pool to the rest of the construction site where a new Y facility is being built and the safety of residents is paramount. As a result, the YMCA has decided to open the pool in the Summer of 2020.
The YMCA has been working to reach agreements with the following neighboring pools to ensure all BH residents who are looking for a home pool this summer have one:
1. Berkeley Swim Club – Bond fee will be waived for BHCP members!!! Membership info and applications available here: https://www.berkeleyswimclub.com/Membership-Info
200 Hamilton Ave, Berkeley Heights, NJ 07922 | 908-464-2125
2. New Providence Community Pool – Waiting to hear back on some more details. As of now: Family membership for 2019 are $650 – If paid by May 1st; Individual membership for 2019 - $440 if paid by May 1st.
1378 Springfield Ave New Providence, NJ 07974 | 908-464-4141
3. Summit Family Aquatics Center - BHCP members can join at the non-member fee.
100 Ashwood Ave., Summit, NJ 07901 | 908-273-6777
4. Mountainside Community Pool - All BHCP membership will be given the resident rates at the pool and there will be no joining fee for the summer of 2019. Membership information here.
1005 Mountain Ave., Mountainside, NJ 07092 | 908-232-0015
The Township understands the frustration of many residents who were looking forward to the pool opening this summer. The YMCA emphasizes their commitment to our community; they took over the pool on Locust two years ago so our town would continue to be able to enjoy it. We are extremely excited to see this world-class building that will open in early 2020, and the pool, which will open in the summer of 2020. We look forward to helping the YMCA see this project through to completion as quickly as possible. Please contact the Y directly with any additional questions. (908) 464-8373
Please click here to check out more information about the world-class new YMCA facility coming online in 2010!