F.B. Argue Recreation Area Opening Info
On Tuesday, June 24, 2014 the F.B. Argue Recreation Area
will open for the 2014 summer season at 1:00. We will be
asking parents to fill out contact information for their
child/children if they are coming to the area without an
adult. This year we will be open Monday - Friday from 12:00
- 5:00 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 1:00-5:00. Tuesday
and Thursday nights during June and July we will stay open
until 7:00 PM for families. We are hoping to get more
families to use the pool area. Children under 11 must be
accompanied by an adult during the night time hours. All
children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult during
all of our hours.
There will be activities during the summer which will be
advertised at the recreation area. At this point we are
planning Arts and Crafts on some Mondays, Duck Hunt on
Tuesday, Airhead Bingo on Wednesday from 2:30- 3:30, Game
Day( card games, checkers, yatzee, mancala, Candy Land, etc)
on Thursday, and Sand Castle building to be judged on Friday
The daily admission for residents is $0.75 per person or a
family season pass can be bought for $40. Daily admission
for non-residents is $1.00 per person. All persons entering
the area will be expected to pay. Children under 5 years old
will be admitted free with a paid adult.
Contact the Parks and Recreation Committee at 435-1850 or
Forest B Argue Recreation Area (after June 24) at 435-7457
We will be offering swimming lessons again this summer.
Registration for swimming lessons will be held at the
recreation area from 12-5 the week of June 24. We will run
two 2 week sessions (a third session may be offered pending
enrollment). You will find more information about swimming
lessons on the registration form.
The cost for the swimming lessons for residents is $10 per
child, not to exceed $30 per family. The cost for
non-residents is $25 per child not to exceed $75.
To register your child for swimming lessons please bring
the form below to the F.B. Argue Recreation Area or contact
the Forest B Argue Recreation Area at 435-7457 with
Thank you to all the support we have received from parents
this summer. We pride ourselves on being a safe and happy
environment for your children to enjoy throughout the
summer. Our lifeguards are on duty from 12:00- 5:00 on
weekdays. We are completing our first set of swimming
lessons and will be starting our night time set of lesson
next week. There will be no night swimming except for
lessons the weeks of July 20th and July 27th. If you have
not heard about times for your child’s lessons please check
in at the pool area. With warm weather, we have had great
attendance so far. Because so many parents had asked for
weekend hours, we are open on Saturday and Sunday from 1:00
to 5:00. Please plan on using the pool area with your
families on these days. You could even bring a grill and
have a cookout. On Saturday, July 19, after the parade we
will be open for free swimming and will be sponsoring a
cookout as part of Old Home Day. For $2 you will be able to
get a hamburger/cheeseburger or hot dog, chips and a drink.
If you have any concerns, comments, or questions please
contact Minni at the pool area. So, come down and join us
for some family fun! We look forward to seeing you!
Function Request Form |
Swimming Lessons Registration
About the Dr.
Forest B Argue Memorial Pool....
This three acre park
located within walking distance of many homes in
Pittsfield serves as
the Town Pool. If features two pavilions suitable for
group picnics, arts and crafts, picnics a recently
refurbished snack bar/bathroom building. The pool is
managed by the Pittsfield Park and Recreation Commission
and is open seven days a week during the summer months.
A fishing derby, ice skating and other similar events
are scheduled during the year.
The park was donated to
the town by the Pittsfield Rotary in 1961 in memory of
Dr. Forest B. Argue, MD. This pond was previously known
as Clarks Pond being used as a mill pond. The pond was
dredged, a new dam built, fencing erected about the
perimeter of the pond area and a new bath house was
Old Home Day BBQ at the
Fall Foliage at the Pool
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