Pomps Pond

147 Abbot Street
Andover, MA 01810


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

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

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

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 (2018 Season)

(Season Pass is available for Residents Only)

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.
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
Tuesday, May 1 - Friday, June 22
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 2, from 12:00 noon-3:00 pm at the Town Offices, and on Wednesday, June 13, from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Summer Kickoff Event at Pomps Pond. When the pond opens for the season, on Saturday, June 23, the regular rate will apply for season passes. See graph below for pricing.
Early Bird Rate                          Resident                             Senior Resident
(5/1 - 6/22)                                 TBD                                        TBD
Regular Rate
(6/23-End of Season)                    TBD                                      TBD
DAILY PASS (2018 Season)
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. See graph below for pricing.
DAILY PASS PRICING                          Resident                             Non-Resident
Monday-Friday                                     $5/person                           $10/person
Saturday & Sunday                               $10/person                         $20/person
                                                          ($5/person under 13)           ($10/person under 13)