Aquatic & Family Center

Aquatic and Family Center at JFK Middle School

- We are currently open weekends, for lap swim only.  
- Lap Lane reservation information is available, click here. You can pre-register for a lane, or call us on the weekend to check on openings.
- Open 9am-2pm Saturday and Sundays, staff permitting
During weekend hours, call 587-1046 to reach us at the pool. 

- We will open more hours this summer, staff permitting

  • The Northampton Parks & Recreation Aquatic and Family Center (AFC) is located at the John F. Kennedy Middle School, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, MA 01062
  • It consists of a six lane heated swimming pool, two 1/2 courts within 1 full court basketball gymnasium, six tennis courts and classrooms to offer a wide variety of recreational opportunities.
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About the Program

The Northampton Parks & Recreation Department, in partnership with the School Department, is pleased to offer community access to the facility. A wide variety of aquatic, gym, and wellness programs are available.
Swim lessons, water aerobics, yoga, photography, knitting, open swim, pool parties, gym activities and more are offered year round during the hours that school is not utilizing the facility.
Our programs provide opportunities for individuals and families to participate and enjoy in affordable, fun recreational programs in an exciting atmosphere.


The Northampton Recreation Department's Aquatic and Family Center is located at the JFK Middle School, 100 Bridge Road, Florence, Massachusetts 01062.

  • Park in the lot to the left of the school, back by the tennis courts.
  • Enter the facility through the glass doors across from the tennis courts. You will enter by the pool, please check in at the reception window.