Sand Hill Park and Pool



208 Sand Hill Road, Essex Town, VT 05452 Visit Website | 878-2973


Ages: All Ages Parking: Yes

Sand Hill Road Park is a 9 acre community park featuring:

  • Two tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Picnic shelter
    • The shelter may be reserved, for a fee, for use during regular park hours (7:00 am - 9:00 pm) on a first-come, first-served basis. User applications are available at the Parks and Recreation office.
  • Trails
  • Volleyball equipment is available to rent

Sand Hill Pool 

  • A new splash park has various water features that will splash, soak, drench and shower the young and the young at heart
  • Open mid June through end of August daily from 1 to 8 p.m
  • 6 lanes, 25 yards long, 3.5 feet deep
  • attached 12 foot diving well
  • circular wading 1.5 foot wadding pool
  • Swim Lessons 
  • Swim Team
  • Pool phone during the season 878-2973


5 reviews
  • February 10, 2015
    "After initial frustrations with the Rules at this pool, I have come around and now regularly enjoy cooling off in this pool. My child 4 now learned to swim with a puddle jumper life vest, but we found out the hard way after buying a season pass last summer when she was 3 that these were not allowed. I was disappointed that the rec department did not review these rules with me before purchase. So we decided to stick it out, and not using the puddle jumper essentially forced my daughter to learn to swim. The silver lining! The splash area is cute. The adult swim every hour seems really unnecessary. The pool and changing area are older, but I do think the staff keep it as clean as possible. Great value for essex town residents. Easy parking, and fairly good hours."
    - dealmomma
  • August 18, 2014
    "I was not impressed my first and LAST time going to this pool. I'm a stay at home mom with two young children who cannot swim on their own. I went to the pool solo with my kids and was told we couldn't use life jackets. Do you know how hard it is to hold two small children in a crowded pool? I felt it was very unsafe and had to pull two unhappy kids out of the pool and use the spray yard. They played in the spray yard for a bit, but wanted to be in the pool. What I hoped would be a fun afternoon turned out to be a fail of an afternoon. I hope they rethink this rule so younger kids can enjoy the pool too! I was told maple street allowed them.... So why the difference at this pool? "
    - Busy mom of 2
  • August 18, 2014
    "Very unimpressed by this pool. The Child to Adult ratio was uneven, meaning the pool was overcrowded with misbehaved children. They don't allow life jackets or anything to aid a child who can't swim yet. Including the help of a parent. You basically can not aid your child in the pool. There is a smaller part that is like a small water park, but without the pool part. It's just objects that spill out water or spray out water. The park was a good, but anything seemed like gold after visiting the pool area. Save yourself some time and go to the Maple Street Pool. It's much more family friendly."
    - TDScowcroft
  • August 22, 2013
    "I was very unimpressed with the rules at this pool. I have a 4 year old and 10 month old. Life jackets are not permitted at this pool as well as no swim diapers. I asked the lifeguard and he confirmed these rules and was less than helpful. being by myself I couldn't even go into the pool because my 10 month old wasn't allowed in the pool and I couldn't let my 4yo swim because she needs a life jacket. I will NEVER go back there again! So not a family friendly least if your kids can't swim."
    - Vt4
  • June 14, 2012
    "We're new here and haven't been to the pool yet but my son nearly three enjoys the playground a lot! He likes riding the bumblebee and lady bug and climbing the long tunnel. There are a few pretty unique structures here to play on for older kids as well. There's also a little hill for running down as well as a good amount of open space to play. His second favorite park after Maple Street for sure!"
    - rougeurbleu

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