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Stiles Pond Beach

Stiles Pond Beach

Stiles Pond Beach, just off Main Street, with some of the cleanest fresh water in eastern Massachusetts, is the place to meet friends and neighbors in this relaxed and fun atmosphere during the hot months of June, July and August. Membership to the Keith Koster Park at Stiles Pond is offered to residents of Boxford only, for a nominal fee.

Registration is ongoing throughout the season.  Proof of residency or town employment is required.  Stiles Pond Beach Hours are weather permitting. 

The beach association's dedicated volunteers, staff, and lifeguards run the beach during the summer months, and there are always plenty of fun things to do. Beach members have access to canoes, kayaks, and stand-up paddleboards, all free of charge. A concession stand serving hamburgers, hot dogs, pizza, and slush is open during prime time hours. There's a basketball and volleyball area, a playground for the children, docks, floats and plenty of picnic tables. Family picnics, birthday parties, and cookouts are a tradition at Keith Koster Park.

Stiles Pond Beach offers swimming lessons by certified Red Cross instructors. Swimmers will be evaluated and placed in the appropriate swim group. During Swim Lessons, only participants in the lessons are allowed in the water.

PLEASE READ THE WEBSITE CAREFULLY FOR ALL FEES AND POLICIES. THE LIFEGUARDS ARE EMPOWERED TO REVOKE OR SUSPEND A MEMBER'S PRIVILEGES FOR VIOLATIONS OF ANY OF THE REGULATIONS.

Most years, the Beach operates exclusively by the fees that the membership pay and no tax dollars are spent towards improvements or maintenance; however, in 2018, the town generously voted to finance some much-needed safety improvements to the beloved Snack Shack. The Beach Committee has worked hard over the years to make Keith Koster Park something we can all be proud of. We look forward to seeing everyone this summer. If you have any comments or suggestions please contact the Beach Director anytime!

STILES POND BEACH 2024 REGISTRATION INFO

Welcome to Stiles Pond Beach! We are so glad you are here. Please see membership information below.

Family: $225

Individual: $110

Senior: $35

August membership only: $100. Please see a lifeguard to sign up and pay in person for this option.

If you are a Boxford resident or family in need of financial assistance to access a Stiles Pond membership please message the Beach Director at Stiles.Pond.Boxford@gmail.com! The BAA is happy to help

Lifeguards are on duty at the following times:

June

Mon-Thursday: 9am-8pm 

Friday and Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm

July

Mon-Thursday: 10:30am-8pm 

Friday and Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm

August-September (closes Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

We endeavor to keep the beach open and guarded during regular hours. However, weather, beach and water conditions evolve. In case of inclement environmental factors, the beach will close.

Day passes are available from the lifeguards to guests of Boxford residents for $5 per person, per day.

Once you have purchased a membership, please bring (printed or digital) a confirmation of membership to the beach. Membership bracelets will be given out and must be kept visible at all times while visiting the beach. 

We plan to open mid-June 2024-Labor Day. Info regarding swim lessons is above. Please check back periodically for special events and announcements…We can’t wait to see you at the pond! 

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STILES POND BEACH 2024 SWIM LESSONS

Stiles Pond Beach offers lessons to swimmers ages 4 years 9 months and up. Swimmers are grouped by ability level rather than age level; however, we try to maintain peer groupings when possible. For example, an age 10 beginner swimmer would not be placed with an age 5 beginner swimmer group. Swimmers will be evaluated on the first day of lessons.

Classes run for four weeks in July and occur rain or shine. In case of thunder or inclement beach conditions, if a class has to be cancelled, Fridays will be used as make up days. The decision to postpone is determined by the head guard or Beach Director. The last Friday of lessons each year is Fun Day.

Fees per child are as follows:

$125 members

$150 non-members

Classes begin on July 5 this year:

Week 1: July 8-11

Week 2: July 15-18

Week 3: July 22-25

Week 4: July 29, 30, 31, Aug 1

Fun Day: August 2

When registering, please note your preferred lesson time in the comments. Based on responses, we will determine lesson assignments.

9:00-9:35am

9:45-10:20

The beach opens to members at 10:30, after lessons.

If you have any questions regarding swim lessons or need assistance with accommodations, please reach out to the Beach Director at Stiles.Pond.Boxford@gmail.com . Please be aware that parents/caregivers must remain on the beach during swim lessons.

Thank you!

 

Stiles Pond Beach Swim Lessons 2023

Stiles Pond Beach offers lessons to swimmers ages 4 years 9 months and up. Swimmers are grouped by ability level rather than age level; however, we try to maintain peer groupings when possible. For example, an age 10 beginner swimmer would not be placed with an age 5 beginner swimmer group. Swimmers will be evaluated on the first day of lessons.

Classes run for four weeks in July and occur rain or shine. In case of thunder or inclement beach conditions, if a class has to be cancelled, Fridays will be used as make up days. The decision to postpone is determined by the head guard or Beach Director. The last Friday of lessons each year is Fun Day.

Fees per child are as follows:

$125 members

$150 non-members

Classes begin on July 5 this year:

Week 1: July 5, 6, 7

Week 2: July 10-13

Week 3: July 17-20

Week 4: July 24-27

Fun Day: July 28

When registering, please note your preferred lesson time in the comments. We will do our best to accommodate your request but cannot guarantee a lesson time.

9:00-9:35am

9:45-10:20

The beach opens to swimmers at 10:30, after lessons.

If you need us to know anything about your child ahead of time, please note that information in the comments section. Please be aware that parents/caregivers must remain on the beach during swim lessons.

Please email baa.stilespond.beach@gmail.com with any questions.

Thank you!

Stiles Pond Beach Registration 2023

Welcome to Stiles Pond Beach! We are glad you are here.

Please note--Pricing for 2023 has increased slightly for all memberships. If you are a Boxford resident or family in need of financial assistance to access a Stiles Pond membership (or for any other BAA program), please message me directly! The BAA is happy to help:

Family: $225

Individual: $110

Senior: $35

August membership only: $100. Please see a lifeguard to sign up and pay in person for this option.

We plan to open mid-June 2023-Labor Day. Info regarding swim lessons is above. Hope to see you at the pond! 

Beach hours:

June-July

Mon-Thursday: 10:30am-8pm (beach opens after swim lessons)

Friday and Saturday: 9am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-8pm

August-September (closes Labor Day)

Monday-Saturday: 9am-6pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

We endeavor to keep the beach open and guarded during regular hours. However, weather, beach and water conditions evolve. In case of inclement environmental factors, the beach will close.

Day passes are available from the lifeguards to Boxford residents and their guests for $5 per person, per day.

Members must wear their membership bracelets at all times.