Benjamin Hill was established as Benjamin Hill Park and placed under the direction of the Benjamin Hill Park Committee by Town Meeting Vote on October 22, 2001.
Pool Hours 2013: Open daily beginning Saturday June 22, 2013 1PM to 6:45PM.
The pool area has lifeguards, toys, chairs, picnic area, and shade. The Donald Farrar Jr. Activity Center, our new pool house, includes restrooms, changing areas, showers, a snack bar, and an indoor seating area. Facilities are fully handicapped accessible. No child under 12 years is admitted to the pool without a responsible adult. All babies must be in swim diapers. All pool rules must be followed. The lifeguards on duty are in total control of the Benjamin Hill Pool and are responsible for the safe operation of the pool and the area.
The pool has under gone a major amount of work this spring. The pool is 50 years old and had 30 coats of paint from its annual painting. This rubber paint was so thick that for the past couple of years it has been chipping and cracking. The cracks were getting so bad that we could not keep the pool surface clean. It took 3 weeks to scrape and sandblast the walls and floor of the pool down to the gunite cement. This is the biggest reconstruction project to the pool since the new stainless steel gutters were installed. The damaged cement has been patched and all the cracks have been caulked. The pool was repainted including depth numbers and safety lines. It takes 4 days to fill the 136,000 gallons of water in the pool.
Newly installed in summer of 2013 is a gravel walkway around the family playing field at Benjamin Hill Park. The walkway is one-fifth of a mile long so 5 laps = 1 mile. Thanks to the work of Neil Guthrie and the donated material from the Shirley Department of Public Works. Come exercise at BHP!
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