Water Safety in Worcester This Summer

Water Safety Tips chart

Safety Tips

Water safety is everyone's responsibility. Follow these safety tips to ensure a day on the water is both fun and safe.

Wear Proper Attire

Inexperienced swimmers can safely enjoy the water by wearing a U.S. Coast Guard approved flotation device such as a life jacket.

Swim in Monitored Areas

Lifeguards prevent many potential water related accidents. Whether you swim at the beach or the pool, make sure to swim in well marked and monitored areas.

Watch Your Head

Head and spinal injuries occur most often in shallow water. Stay safe, avoid riving into shallow or murky water.

Avoid Alcohol Use

Don't drink and swim. Alcohol impairs one's judgment, coordination and ability to stay warm.

Teach Children to Swim

Drowning is one of the most common causes of accidental death among children. Learning to swim is not only fun, but is a lifesaving skill.


Due to the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) there will be no swim awareness programs or swim lesson programs being offered at any of the City of Worcester operated aquatic facility locations. or at private programs like the Boy's & Girl's Club.

Please plan safe ways for your children to stay cool this summer. Never leave a young child unsupervised around water - not even for a minute!


Pool & Spray Parks

Crompton Park Pool, East Spray Park and Greenwood Spray Park operate at forty percent (40%) capacity. To meet capacity and distancing requirements these facilities will have set operational times:

  • 12 to 2 p.m. (First User Session)
  • 2 to 2:30 p.m. (Facility to be cleared of users and wiped down)
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. (Second User Session)
  • 4:30 to 5 p.m. (Facility to be cleared of users and wiped down)
  • 5 to 7 p.m. (Third User Session)

In an attempt to make access fair for the public and be able to contact trace, our Recreational Management Software will allow the public to reserve access to the pool during these specific times:

  • 12 to 2 p.m. - Reservations open @ 8 a.m. & close @ 11 a.m.
  • 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. - Reservations open @ 11 a.m. & close @ 2 p.m.
  • 5 to 7 p.m. - Reservations open @ 2 p.m. & close @ 4 p.m.

Reserve Access


Safe Ways for Little Kids to Play with Water:

  • Fill a Frisbee with water for a child to play with or a shallow pan
  • Sprinklers

Please Note: Blow up Pools are dangerous for small children

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