Pomps Pond

Pomps Pond

2019 Pomps Pond Season 
June 22-August 25

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

Rec Phone: 978-623-8340  (available year round)

Pond Address: 147 Abbot Street, Andover, MA 01810

Daily Hours: 12:00-7:00 PM

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 Rec.

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 Rec office (978-623-8340). Pomps Pond seasonal programs are coordinated by Rec.

Joint efforts between the Rec and the Shawsheen River Watershed include the annual events throughout the summer. Check out the Rec programming guide for additional information.

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.

Information about fishing license requirements can be found at the Mass Department of Environmental Affairs, Division of Fisheries & Wildlife

We've got big things planned for the future of Pomps Pond. Click here to learn more about the Master Plan for Andover Recreation Park and Pomps Pond Beach Area.

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. 


Season Pass Policy (2019 Season)

Season Pass is available for Residents Only

2019 Season: June 22–Aug 25

Season Pass Policy

You must have proof of residency including a valid driver’s license & vehicle registration with Andover address listed, and vehicle present to purchase pass. Staff will affix the sticker directly to your car. To see the full sticker policy check the Rec website or visit the office.

Resident Pass

Andover residents may purchase a season pass at the Rec office during May & June, or at Pomps Pond when it opens. See graph below for pricing.

Early Bird Special

Wednesday, May 1-Friday, June 21

All Andover residents can purchase a Pomps Pond season pass before the pond opens for the season at the Rec office during regular office hours (Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm). Early Bird Passes will also be sold on Saturday, June 1, from 12:00 noon-3:00 pm at the Town Offices, and on Wednesday, June 12, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Summer Kickoff Event at Pomps Pond. When the pond opens for the season, on Saturday, June 22, the regular rate will apply for season passes. See graphs below for pricing.




Early Bird Special Rate

(May 1-June 21)



Regular Rate

(June 22 - End of Season)





Do you live within walking distance to Pomps Pond? Or do you prefer to bike? This year we are offering a new Walking/Biking Pass which is good for the 2019 season. Each pass is good for up to 4 people to enter the pond per use. If you need additional passes, you can purchase them for $50/each or pay the daily rate.




 Early Bird Special Rate

(May 1-June 21)



 Regular Rate  

(June 22 - End of Season)



*Walking passes are good for up to 4 people per pass.



Planning to visit Pomps Pond only a few times over the  summer? Daily rates are available to be paid at the pond gate by cash or check.





$5 per person

 $10 per person

 Saturday & Sunday

$10 per person

$5 per person under 13

$20 per person

$10 per person under 13



Open to Pomps Pond season pass holders only.
Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy a movie on Pomps Pond Beach! Snacks & drinks will be sold. Gate opens at 7:00 pm, and movies begin at dusk.

Friday, July 12: Incredibles 2
Friday, August 16: The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part