UNION COUNTY, NJ - The Union County Freeholder Board announced today that the Walter E. Ulrich Memorial Pool located in Rahway River Park in Rahway will open Memorial Day weekend, the pool’s earliest opening date ever.

“We are pleased to be offering our residents an increased recreational opportunity by extending our pool schedule this year,” said Freeholder Chairman Sergio Granados. “I would like to thank our County Manager Ed Oatman and our Parks Director, Ron Zuber and his staff for working efficiently and quickly to have Ulrich Pool open so that our families and residents who are out and about on the holiday weekend can enjoy this great facility.”

Ulrich Pool will be open from 12 to 5 p.m., May 26 (Saturday), 27 (Sunday) and May 28 (Monday). The pool will then open from noon to 5 p.m. on weekends, June 2,3,9,10,16 and 17.  Beginning June 24 the pool will operate on a seven-day-a-week schedule, Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holiday hours, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The pool will close on Labor Day, September 3. Anyone wishing information can call the pool during its operating hours at 732-381-4045.

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Daily admission is: Youth (17 and under) and seniors (62 and over) $4 for in-county residents and $8 for out-of-county residents; adults $5 for in-county-residents, and $10 for out-of-county residents.

The pool is named in honor of the former Union County Freeholder, Walter E. Ulrich, a resident of Rahway who served on the Board in the ‘60s and ‘70s.

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