Now Open Weekdays 11am - 12pm (lap swim), 12 - 7pm (whole pool)
Weekends 12 - 6pm.
Click on the Outdoor Pool schedule for any updates or changes in hours.
Welcome to the UNH Outdoor Pool. The Outdoor Pool has zero depth entry, swim lanes and plenty of space for free swimming. Increased social space around the pool is a great place to relax when not enjoying the water. New restrooms and bathhouse incorporate a display celebrating the history of the Outdoor Pool.
All Membership & Day passes can be purchased at the Outdoor Pool & HRC during operating hours
1) What are 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 to use the pool. Guests under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
3) What is the lengths of the Outdoor Pool lanes?
There are 8 lanes that are 25 yards long.
4) Is there a place to change my clothes?
Yes. There is a bathhouse with toilets, showers, and water fountains.
5) Can I bring food and drinks?
Yes. You are welcome to bring your own food and non-alcoholic drink - 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?
Capacity of the facility is 522.
9) How long is the season?
Season is mid-May through mid-September.
10) Interested in the history?
Check out the four display panels on the bathhouse. Click here for the history of the Outdoor Pool Project.
For Woodsides, if a Durham resident wants to park for free, they need to bring their Campus Rec membership card (pool pass) to Parking. The resident will be provided with a free pass.
Edgewood Lot is the best option for visitors.
You can find information about parking at UNH Parking Department site.