Walden Pond


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Updated April 14, 2020.

Facility Overview

Facility Name
Walden Pond
915 Walden Street
Concord, MA 01742
(978) 369-3254

Adult Admission Price & Policy

Daily parking fee: Massachusetts residents $8.00; non-residents $15.00. [September, 2019]
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Full-Size, Year-Round Pools & Boards

Pool 1
½ mile x ¼ mile (approximately), outdoors, unheated, 75ºF (24ºC) in late spring and summer, cooler to downright cold the rest of the year.


From I-95/Route 128, exit on Route 2 or 2a West (Routes 2 and 2a merge about 1 mile east of the Route 126 turn off). Turn left (South) onto Route 126 and go approximately 1/2 mile. Parking is on the left. Walk across the road to the pond.
Middlesex County
42.437732, -71.335326

Teams That Use This Facility

We have no web links or contact information for teams that train at this facility.

Facility Notes

There is a small roped-off area that is guarded in summer until about 5:30 P.M. - the locals start showing up for a real swim around 6 P.M. The pond is usually "swimmable" until mid or late October.
This is unguarded, unsupervised open water swimming AT YOUR OWN RISK. The state has prepared an informational Flyer about Walden Pond.

Facility Reviews

Swim in your high school reading assignment!

I've been hitting Walden Pond on every trip to the Boston area for over ten years. It's not your traditional pool, but serious swimmers will love this place.