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Harris Hill Pool Opening 

Department of Buildings and Grounds
217 Madison Avenue
Elmira, NY 14901

Donald Bishop, Superintendent                              Logo2                    Phone: 607-737-2843                                                                   Fax: 607-737-2848


To:                   All Area Media
From:               Chemung County Buildings and Grounds
Re:                   Harris Hill Pool
Date:                June 8, 2021

The Harris Hill Pool is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 19th, with limited capacity:

Main pool - 43 bathers permitted to be in the main pool, each able to maintain 6 ft. distance.

Little Pool - 13 bathers permitted to the little pool, each able to maintain 6 ft. distance.

Hours are weather permitting:

  • Mon-Fri.          12 PM -7 PM
  • Sat. & Sun.      11 AM -7 PM

With the exception of: July 15, July 16, July 22, July 23, July 29, and August 5 the pool will open at 2:00 p.m., to allow Youth Summer Programs use of the pool.

Pool Fees:
                                               County                        Non-County
Up to age 2                             FREE                           FREE
2-6 years old                           $ 2.00                          $ 2.50
7 – Adult                                  $ 3.00                          $ 3.50
Senior Citizens                        $ 2.00                          $ 2.50

Sign-ups for swimming lessons will be held at the Harris Hill Youth Camp (building above the pool), located at 599 Harris Hill Road, Elmira, NY 14903, on Wednesday June 9th from 4:30pm – 6:30pm.

There will be no season passes due to capacity limits.

Every effort is made to provide safe swimming opportunities by testing the water and by keeping the swimming area staffed with lifeguards. Please be aware that if the safety of the swimmers is compromised, due to lack of lifeguard coverage or water quality issues, swimming will be prohibited and therefore cannot be a guaranteed activity. We apologize for this inconvenience as it may occur with little or no advance notice.

Water Safety - in the event of thunder or lightning the pool will be closed. It will remain closed until 30 minutes from the last thunder or lightning observation. There are no refunds due to weather.

Floatation devices are not allowed. NO EXCEPTIONS.

A detailed list of the swimming rules is posted at the pool.

For additional information, contact the Buildings and Grounds Department/ Parks Department at 607-737-2843 or the Harris Hill Pool at 607-732-6856.