Pool Membership & Information

Bee Meadow Pool Season 2020 Update Due to COVID-19

Here is some important information concerning the Bee Meadow Pool 2020 Summer Season.

With the extension of Governor Murphy’s Executive Order regarding COVID-19 restrictions to June 7, 2020, The Bee Meadow pool will not open on the advertised date of Friday, May 22, 2020.

The target date for opening the Bee Meadow Pool is on or about Wednesday, July 1, 2020. The DPW and pool crews have begun work to get the facility in proper working condition. The new slide has been installed and is waiting for summer swimmers.

However, our ability to successfully open the Bee Meadow Pool for 2020 depends on a number of factors including the ability to meet social distancing requirements and the ability to sanitize and disinfect the pool facility to CDC and Department of Health standards.

Most importantly, the July 1 opening depends on the number of members registered. Since the pool is, and always must be self-sustaining, a large part of our decision to open this summer will be based on how many registration cards we receive by Monday, June 15, 2020.

The blue cards are available in the main vestibule of the Municipal Building. After you complete the blue card you can return them to the Municipal Building or mail them to: Hanover Township Recreation Department, 15 North Jefferson Road, Whippany, N.J. 07981.

You can also download the form and email it to: dbrennan@hanovertownship.com

Bee Meadow Pool application 

Do not pay! Due to the new opening date the fee structure will be revised and you will be billed the new amount.

If you have already registered for the pool…THANK YOU! Once the new fee schedule is released, you will receive a refund/credit for the difference.

During this unusual time, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we work our way back to some kind of normalcy.

If you have any questions, please contact me: dbrennan@hanovertownship.com or call The Hanover Township Recreation Department: 973-428-2463.

Stay healthy!

Denise M. Brennan

Superintendent of Recreation & Parks Administration

The Bee Meadow Pool, owned by the Township of Hanover and operated by the Board of Recreation Commissioners, opened in 1964. It was built and is run entirely on funds generated from membership fees and other operating revenues. The pool is located on the 89 acre Bee Meadow Park site.

The Main Swimming Pool contains a diving board, two slides, and a shallow area which gives the pool its Z-shaped configuration. The entire pool is surrounded by a concrete deck, which in turn is surrounded by lawn and professional landscaping. A small tot pool is also located on the grounds. The bathhouse provides hot showers and restrooms. A snack bar is also available to our members and their guests. Our newly added Recreation Area includes a half-court basketball court, tetherball court, and two 4-square courts. The pool’s professional staff is headed by a veteran manager and includes well trained and certified lifeguards.

bee meadow pool people in pool

Bee Meadow Pool has many great activities planned for the 2020 season, including Family Swim Nights, Live Music Night, Noodle Nights, Movie Nights, Bingo, and more! Our annual Water Carnival is always a hit, which includes raft races, frog & fish hunt, money dive, in-pool obstacle course, splash dive contest, water balloon toss, pie-eating contest, and more! All of these events are listed on our 2020 Special Events Calendar.

Both group and private swimming lessons are available during weekday and weekend mornings for an additional fee. Please call the Bee Meadow Pool Office (973-428-2475) when the pool is open for the season to register.

Pool membership is open to Hanover Township residents and non-residents. Please call the Hanover Township Recreation Center at 973-428-2463 for more information about types of membership.

Amenities include: handicap accessible men’s and women’s restroom with showers and dressing rooms; chair lift for the disabled, baby pool, water slides, tether-ball, half-court basketball, four square, table games, and a concession stand.

Learn more about the Bee Meadow Pool Facility