Sand Hill Park & Pool

208 Sand Hill Road, Essex, VT

This park is a nine-acre neighborhood park featuring two tennis courts, a playground with new equipment, a picnic shelter, and two pools.

The shelter may be reserved, for a fee*, for use during regular park hours (8:00 am - 10:00 pm) on a first-come, first-served basis. User applications are available at the Parks and Recreation office. Volleyball equipment is also available to rent*.

The main pool is a six-lane, twenty-five yard pool, 3.5 feet deep with an attached twelve-foot diving well.  A new spray park was installed in 2010 and provides various water features that will splash, soak, drench and shower the young and the young at heart! The pool opens June through August (check the latest summer brochure for specific dates), daily from 1 to 8 p.m.  The phone number there is 878-2973.


Pool Passes

You can purchase your pool pass at either the pool house (once it is open) or at our offices at 75 Maple Street. See our summer brochure for program activities. Also, check out the pool fees/pass and swim schedule information.

To make your visit to our pool more comfortable we made some exciting changes ....

  • An expanded picnic area including more tables and umbrellas.
  • An oversized sandbox for kids to play in.
  • Shading umbrellas around the pool deck.

Sand Hill Shelter Rental Fee
Seats 31 to 60 people for 3 hours of use, and includes 6 tables.
Essex Resident: $45; Non-Resident: $75
Each Additional Table: Essex Resident/Non-Resident: $10
Tennis / Basketball
No reservation unless part of a tournament
Tournament Fees $50 / Court  
Volleyball Set
Per Night - Essex Resident: $5; Non-Resident: $10
Per Weekend - Essex Resident: $10; Non-Resident: $20
Damage Deposit (stakes cost $30.00 to replace) - Essex Resident/Non-Resident: $50
Party in a Bag
Essex Organizations:  Free + $30 Refundable Deposit

Park / Open Space
Non-Profit: $100; For-Profit $200