Ad Astra Park

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Ad Astra Park is a 10-acre park located next to Christa McAuliffe Elementary School. It includes a natural area, .7-mile jogging/walking trail, which connects to Ad Astra Trail to the north and a large open play area.

Shelter rental

The Ad Astra Shelter is 20’x40’ with a capacity of 95/80 seated. It has 10 8-foot tables, electricity, a grill, a drinking fountain and restrooms available at Ad Astra Pool.

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Rental fees and policies

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This playground is accessible for all abilities to ride and slide. There is a play set for kids ages 2–5 with slides and climbing wall. The play equipment for ages 5–12 features bridges, climbing walls, boulder climbing and slides. A music-making station with multiple percussion instruments is available. There are four swings, including an ADA accessible swing. The primary surface is a poured-in-place safety surface, with wood mulch in the swings area.

Accessible and inclusive equipment

Instruments, Tic-Tac-Toe, double slides, several interactive panels, sign language panel, single slide, ages 5–12 swing with safety harness

Ad Astra Pool

At 610,000 gallons, Ad Astra Pool is great for families, lap swimmers and others looking for a fun day in the water. It has a zero-depth entry, eight 50-meter lap lanes and two 1-meter diving boards.

Ad Astra Pool is generally open from Memorial Day through early-August each year.

  • Open swim hours: Monday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m.; Sunday noon to 6 p.m.
  • Admission: Free with pool pass; $5 for residents; $7 for non-residents.

Hours and parking

Hours: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Parking: Parking lot on the west side of the park.


  • Grill
  • Handicap-accessible playground
  • Horseshoe pits
  • Ad Astra Pool
  • Restrooms
  • Shelter
  • Trail
  • Playground: swings and playground, geared toward ages 5 to 12.