2023 Pool opening day May 27, 2023! Revised 2023 Pool Operations and Rules, Pool Membership Applications, and Party Rental Applications are posted. Please read carefully as there are some changes this year. Swim Lesson Registration coming soon. We can't wait to see you this summer.
Park Features & Facilities
- Outdoor Pool- Seasonal Hours 1:00PM - 6:45PM
- Pool House with restrooms, showers, and indoor seating area
- Tennis and Basketball Courts
- Swimming Lessons
- Mystical Maze Playground
- Family Fields
- 1/5 mile Gravel Walking Path
- Picnic Area
- Melloon Pavilion
- Sledding & Tubing Hill
- Party Rentals of Pool (seasonal) and Pool House
Benjamin Hill Park History
Benjamin Hill was a small ski area in the 1960’s through 1970’s which had a lodge and 8 slopes with rope tows and a T-bar. It was closed in the 1970’s and the lodge was destroyed by fire. The property was acquired by the Town of Shirley and beginning in 2000, members of the Benjamin Hill Park Committee worked to turn the area into a fun family recreational park.
The pool house was completed in 2007 with donations of volunteer time, materials, and labor from area individuals and businesses.The 136,000 gallon gunite pool had a major amount of work done in spring of 2013 when 30 coats of paint were removed by scraping and sandblasting. The cracks in the cement were then repaired and caulked and the pool was repainted fresh with depth numbers and safety lines. This was the biggest reconstruction project to the pool since the stainless steel gutters were installed.
A gravel walkway was installed in 2013 around the family playing field at Benjamin Hill Park. The walkway is 1/5 of a mile long, making it a great exercise option. Conservation trails also run behind the park area. In fall of 2014 the construction of a new storage shed and a covered porch entry on the pool house were completed. In 2015 a donation of $5,000 from Don Melloon combined with membership funds and volunteer labor led to the construction of the Melloon Pavilion.In 2015, the old tennis courts were ground up and replaced with a newly repaved tennis and basketball court area. The Mystical Maze Playground old wooden decking has been replaced with new composite decking.
|Donald "Butch" E. Farrar Jr.