Pomps Pond

147 Abbot Street
Andover, MA 01810



Pomps Pond is located off Abbot Street and is part of the Recreation Park complex. The pond comprises 16 of the 62 acres in the Park. Pomps Pond seasonal programs are coordinated by DCS.

The pond offers a spacious sunbathing area, recreational swimming, shaded picnic grounds, children's playground area, volleyball net, sailboat, canoe, and kayak rentals, bathrooms, showers, and a concession stand. Red Cross certified swim lessons are offered to the community. Pre-registration is required for swimming lessons by calling the DCS office (978-623-8274) or online here.

Joint efforts between the DCS and the Shawsheen River Watershed include the annual canoe safety and paddling demonstration and a mid summer family canoe and kayak sunset paddle.

Walking trails bordering the pond make for pleasant strolls along the water. Eagle Scouts have continued to upgrade the paths by building a bridge along a stream bed, adding hand rails on our inclines, and clearing trees and underbrush along the trails.

Swimming is only allowed at Pomps Pond when lifeguards are on duty.

Rules Governing the Use of Pomps Pond

2016 Season 

June 11-August 14

12:00 noon - 7:00 pm

Pomps Pond Contact Information

Pond Phone:   978-749-9423
                 (available during the summer only)

DCS Phone:    978-623-8274                                                  (available year round)

Pond Directors:   Paul D’Ambrosio
                             Caroline O’Malley
                             Kate D'Ambrosio 

“Pond View” Concession

12:00 noon-6:00 pm



Season Fees

Resident Pass

Andover residents may purchase a season pass for $150 per car at the DCS office during May & June, or at Pomps Pond when it opens. 

Early Bird Special! (NEW POLICY)

Monday, May 2- Friday June 10

Andover residents can purchase a Pomps Pond season pass before the pond opens at the DCS Office during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm) and receive a discounted rate of $75/car.  Early Bird Passes will also be sold on Saturday, June 4th, from 12:00 noon-3:00 pm at the Town Offices, and on Wednesday, June 8th, from 6:00-7:00 pm at Pomps Pond. When the pond opens for the season, Saturday, June 11th, the regular rate will apply for season passes. Regular rate is $150 for Andover residents and $90 for Senior Citizen residents.  

Season Pass Policy
You must have proof of residency including a valid driver’s license, vehicle registration, and vehicle to purchase pass. Staff will put the sticker directly on your car. Stickers are non-transferable. Registration numbers will be written on the stickers. Persons found in violation of the Pomps Pond Season Pass policies will have their passes & privileges revoked.

To see the full sticker policy check the visit the office. 

Daily Fees

Daily Andover Resident Fee:

Mon-Fri:   $5 per person

Sat & Sun & Holidays: $5 per person under 13

                     $10 per person 13 and over

Daily Non-Resident Fee:

Mon-Fri:     $10 per person

Sat & Sun & Holidays: $10 per person under 13

                    $20 per person 13 and over

*4th of July weekend rates apply*


Swimming is only allowed when Pomps Pond is open for the season AND lifeguards are on duty. When the pond is closed, or in the off season, there is no swimming allowed. 

Boat Rentals
Swimming test required for all rentals.

$10/boat/hour; must be certified.

Canoes, Kayaks & Paddleboats

$10/boat/hour; limit 3 per canoe.

Stand Up Paddleboards
$10/board/30 minutes.