All DCR swimming pools have outdoor chair lifts to provide access to the water. Several pools also have ramps into the water or offer zero-depth entry. Select pools and spray decks also have beach wheelchairs for use.
All of our pools have self-latching security gates between the changing area and the pool itself. These gates are designed to be difficult to open, and do not meet accessibility standards. If you have difficulty opening a gate, please let pool staff know so that they can assist you.
Please get in touch with the pool or spray deck for information on hours and parking, to reserve a beach wheelchair, or for information about other site factors affecting accessibility.
Pools with ramps or zero-depth entry
The following pools have ramps into the water, in addition to a chair lift:
Agawam: Gerald J. Mason Memorial Swimming Pool, 1 Armory Drive
Attleboro: George I. Spatcher Memorial Swimming Pool, 79 North Avenue
Brighton: Artesani Wading Pool, 1255 Soldiers Field Road
Brockton: Manning Swimming Pool, 470 Forest Avenue
Chelsea: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool and Wading Pool, 184 Carter Street
Chicopee: Sara Jane Sherman Memorial Swimming Pool, 750 Meadow Street
Clinton: Philip J. Weihn Memorial Swimming Pool, 50 West Boylston Street
Fall River: Vietnam Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 339 Eastern Ave
Fitchburg: Gustave Johnson Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 35 Wanoosnock Avenue
Freetown: Freetown State Forest Spray Deck and Wading Pool, 105 Slab Bridge Road
Lawrence: Lt. Colonel Edward J. Higgins Swimming Pool, 180 Crawford Street
Leominster: Leominster State Swimming Pool, 111 Viscoloid Avenue
Lowell: Raymond Lord Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 81 Cross Street
Ludlow: John F. Thompson Memorial Swimming Pool, 211 Highland Avenue
Mattapan: Ryan Wading Pool, 350 River Street
Milford: Sen. P. Eugene Casey Memorial Swimming Pool, 49 Prospect Street
Southbridge: Andrew J. Petro Swimming Pool, 15 Randolph Street
Springfield: John H. Thomas Memorial Swimming Pool and Spray Deck, 1470 Roosevelt Avenue
Topsfield: Bradley-Palmer Wading Pool, 40 Asbury Street. Beach wheelchair available.
Waltham: Connors Swimming Pool, 330 River Street. Beach wheelchair available.
Weymouth: Connell Memorial Swimming Pool, 220 Broad Street. Beach wheelchair available.
Worcester: Dennis F. Shine Memorial Swimming Pool, 87 Providence Street
Pools with lifts and stairs only
The following pools do not have ramps into the water, but they do have chair lifts and stairs.
Brighton: Reilly Memorial Swimming Pool, Chestnut Hill Ave
Cambridge: Francis J. McCrehan Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 359 Rindge Avenue
Cambridge: Veterans Memorial Swimming Pool, 719 Memorial Drive
Everett: Allied Veterans Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 65 Elm Street, Everett
Hyde Park: Olsen Swimming Pool, 95 Turtle Pond Parkway
Lawrence: Geissler Memorial Swimming Pool, 50 High Street, Lawrence
Malden: Lt. Dennis C. Holland Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 108 Mountain Avenue, Malden
Melrose: Lawrence W. Lloyd Memorial Swimming Pool, 49 Tremont Street
Roxbury: Melnea A. Cass Memorial Swimming Pool, 120 Martin Luther King Blvd.
Somerville: Dilboy Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 110 Alewife Brook Parkway,
Somerville: Latta Brothers Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 235 Broadway
Stoneham: Hall Memorial Pool, 4 North Border Road
Watertown: Clarence W. Dealtry Memorial Swimming and Wading Pool, 138 Pleasant Street
Spray deck surfaces and water features are accessible. Parking and the approach to the deck varies by location. Please contact the spray deck directly with any questions about site access.
Belmont: Beaver Brook Spray Deck, 621 Trapelo Road (unguarded). Beach wheelchair available.
Boston: Neponset Landing II Spray Deck, 72 Hill Top Street (unguarded)
Brighton: Artesani Playground Wading Pool and Spray Deck, 1255 Soldiers Field Road
Hyde Park: John T. Moynihan Spray Deck, 920 Truman Parkway (unguarded). Beach wheelchair available.
Hyde Park: Olsen Spray Deck, 95 Turtle Pond Parkway (unguarded)