Three little kids on the steps of a pool

About the Pond

The swimming area in Cunningham Park was originally established in 1922 and is affectionately referred to as “The Pond”, given its spring-fed origins. Like a natural pond, the water in this pool is partially spring fed; any supplementary water is provided by nearby wells. The pond is supported by a state-of-the-art filtration system and is a remarkable 42,000 square feet. At its deepest point, the pond is approximately 6’ deep.

This treasured park asset is named in honor of Bill Caldwell who served as Park Manager for nearly five decades until his retirement in 1957. The Pond is more than just a place to cool off; it’s where many of Milton’s children learn to swim, and where summer friends – and memories – have been made for generations.

The Caldwell Pond is available to all Milton residents and will be open for the season in 2022 from June 18 - August 21. To sign up for a Swim Pass, or to register for swim lessons, please click the button below.

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Did you know?

Cunningham Park was established in 1904 to fulfill Mary A. Cunningham’s wish that her bequest be used “for the benefit of Milton residents.” Mary grew up in the house on Adam Street that is now the Forbes House Museum.