Information regarding 2021 pool memberships and rates can be found at Ginny Duenkel Pool Rates (PDF). For the 5th consecutive year, there has not been an increase in pool membership rates. The Early Bird Pricing deadline is Monday, May 10, 2021.
***Note - Due to the uncertainty of the season, guidelines and closing date at the time, the 2020 Pool Membership rates remained at Early Bird prices all season.***
The Ginny Duenkel Pool anticipates opening on Saturday, May 22, 2021. Pool memberships can be purchased at www.westorange.org/rec or by calling 973-325-4150.
Rules and regulations along with operational hours are still being formulated as we await guidance from the New Jersey Department of Health for the 2021 season. A copy of the 2020 Pool Rules and Regulations booklet can be reviewed below.
Operated by the West Orange Recreation Department, the pool is open to West Orange residents only. Various membership plans are available. With rare exception, members are allowed to sponsor guests on a daily basis. Membership applications are available at the Recreation Dept. in the spring of every year.
The facility includes three pools: a large main pool equipped with a safety entrance ramp, a diving tank with a low board and a water slide and an interactive spray pad area. Other amenities include a snack bar with a spacious eating deck, large lounging areas and a rec center. Special programs at the pool include the swim lesson program, seven day a week recreation program, the very successful West Orange Wave Swim Team, senior citizen programs, pool parties, the annual Sports & Games Night and more.
A 2020 Pool Guidebook is currently being created and will be published shortly. This guidebook will cover policy changes to comply with State Department of Health guidelines as well as traditional pool rules.
Named in honor of Virginia "Ginny" Duenkel, West Orange resident who competed in the 1964 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. (Multiple medal winner)