Summer Schedule of Operations

2018 Summer Brochure


Pre-Season Schedule

June 11 through June 22, 2018 weekdays 3PM to Dusk - Weekends 1PM to Dusk.
July 4th is the official City Holiday. Crystal Lake is on a weekend schedule.  July 4th, Gath Pool is Closed for Fireworks preparation. 
Weekend Schedule (applies to pre-season and regular season)
1:00 PM - Dusk - Saturday/Sunday/Holiday - Time Posted at the lake daily
* (weekend schedule remains the same throughout the summer) daily swim season shortens when it begins to get dark earlier
Regular Season Schedule: All Dates and times are tentative and dependant on public school summer dismissal
June 25th through Sunday, August 19,, 2018 is as follows
Swim Lessons 10:00 AM until 4:00 PM Monday–Friday
General Swim 9:30 AM until approximately Dusk Posted Daily at the Lake Weekdays
Call 617-552-7124 for daily information

Crystal Lake is Closed at Dusk August 19 for the Season


Safety Breaks are taken daily Mon-Friday - at Noon, 3pm and 5pm.

Safety Breaks are taken Saturday and Sunday at 3pm and 5pm.


There are many factors that enter into the determination of when dusk is. The Recreation Department's greatest concern is for the safety of the general public. Other considerations that are weighed in the decision are as follows: The amount of natural light available, The clarity of the water, Local weather conditions, The size of the swimming crowd This makes it very difficult to pinpoint a specific time each evening
Season Closing
Will be announced at a later date based on water conditions and staff availability
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