Due to COVID-19 and its impact on operations, the UNH Outdoor Pool will be closed for the 2020 Summer Season. We look forward to seeing you back at the pool next Summer!
Closed for the season
Welcome to the UNH Outdoor Pool. The Outdoor Pool has zero depth entry, swim lanes, a concession stand and plenty of space for free swimming. Social space around the pool is a great place to relax when not enjoying the water. Restrooms and bathhouse incorporate a display celebrating the history of the Outdoor Pool.
1) What is the cost to use the Outdoor Pool?
Day, Multi Visit Passes & Membership information can be found here.
2) What is the minimum age to enter the pool?
All ages can use the pool. Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Ages 13 and under need to complete a "Safety Swim" (25 yard swim and 10 second treading of water) every year.
3) How long are the Outdoor Pool lanes?
There are eight 25-yard lap lanes.
4) Is there a place to change my clothes?
Yes. There is a bathhouse with toilets, showers, and water fountains.
5) Is there a concession stand?
Drinks, ice cream and light snacks are available for purchase at family friendly prices. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drinks. Please leave glass containers at home.
6) Can I bring my pet?
Please leave animals at home. Only service dogs are permitted around the pool area - not in the water.
7) How large is the pool?
The UNH Outdoor Pool is the 3rd largest pool in the state with a surface area of 14,355 square feet and 484,191 gallons of water.
8) What is the capacity?
9) How long is the season?
Early-June through early-September (weather permitting).
10) Interested in the history?
Check out the four display panels on the bathhouse. Click here for the history of the Outdoor Pool Project.
Woodside Lot -best option on weekdays until August 22 when the students return to campus.
- Woodside Summer Parking Pass: $50 (purchase at the Parking Office)
- Durham Residents: Free Woodside Summer Parking Pass. Bring your Outdoor Pool membership card and proof of residence to the Parking Office
- Pay & Display. Lot is monitored 7 days/week 7am - 9pm
(Pay & Display spaces are marked by signage. All other spaces are by Woodside permit only)
Alumni (D) Lot - Monday - Friday 7am - 5pm Faculty/Staff parking only. Free on weekends and after 5pm on weekdays until August 22. Lot hours change to Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm beginning August 22 when the students return to campus.
Edgewood Visitors Lot - Pay & Display 7 days/week 7am - 9pm
H Lot - Monday - Friday 7am - 6pm Faculty/Staff Parking Only. Free on weekends and after 6pm weekdays.
ADA Parking - persons with a valid ADA permit may park in the Pay & Display lot/spaces, and any ADA space on campus, regardless of lot.
Additional information available at UNH Parking Transportation site.