Cranford NJ News July 6, 2024

Dive into Fun: Summer Activities at Cranford Pools

Cranford’s outdoor pools are offering a wide array of events and activities this Summer. Whether you’re a pool member or a non-member, there’s something for everyone to enjoy at both the Orange Avenue and Centennial Avenue pools. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in store:

Float Night

Float Nights are back and better than ever! These fun-filled evenings allow you to relax and float around the pool with your favorite inflatables. Float Nights are scheduled on Fridays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM throughout the summer.

Centennial Avenue Pool Dates:

  • July 5th
  • July 19th
  • August 2nd
  • August 16th

Orange Avenue Pool Dates:

  • July 12th
  • July 26th
  • August 9th
  • August 23rd

Whether you’re a member or just visiting for the night, Float Nights offer a unique way to enjoy the pool with family and friends.

Summer Concert Series

Enjoy live music under the stars with the Summer Concert Series at the Orange Avenue Pool. These concerts take place from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM on select Wednesday evenings and feature a variety of local bands. Bring your family and friends, and enjoy an evening of great music and poolside fun.

Schedule of Live Music:

  • June 26th with Alden Street
  • July 31st with Triphammer
  • August 28th with Burnside Manor


  • Members: $5 per individual or $20 per family
  • Non-Members: $10 per individual or $30 per family

Kayak in the Pools

Try something new this summer with Kayak in the Pools, a fun and safe activity suitable for all ages. This unique event gives pool-goers the chance to paddle around a designated area of the pool, with sit-on-top kayaks available for adults and children. Instructors will be on hand to provide paddling tips and ensure a great experience for everyone.

Kayak Event Dates:

  • Tuesday, July 30th, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Orange Avenue Pool
  • Wednesday, July 31st, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM at Centennial Avenue Pool

This free event is open to members and guests, and kayaks are provided by Kayak East.

Foam Party

Get ready for a brand new and exciting event at the Cranford Pools—the Foam Party! A mega foam blaster cannon will fill the pool grounds with millions of tiny bubbles, creating a Foam Zone perfect for play and fun. The foam is biodegradable, non-staining, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, and free of gluten and nuts, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone.

Foam Party Dates:

  • July 15th at 2:00 PM at Centennial Avenue Pool
  • July 22nd at 2:00 PM at Orange Avenue Pool

This event is open to members, guests, and those with day passes. Non-members can register online or at the Centennial Avenue Pool. For more information, visit Cranford Recreation.

Membership and Event Access

Membership at the Cranford pools grants you access to both the Orange Avenue and Centennial Avenue pools, along with the various events hosted throughout the summer. Non-members can also participate in some events for a fee. For more information on memberships and event details, visit the Cranford Recreation website.

Full Calendar of Events

Stay up-to-date with all the exciting events happening at Cranford Pools this summer by checking out the full calendar of events. From Float Nights and concerts to special activities like kayaking, there’s always something fun happening at the pools.

Make the most of your summer by diving into all the fun events at Cranford Pools. Whether you’re looking to relax, enjoy live music, or try a new activity, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. See you at the pool!

For Summer Fun beyond the pool, check out this article about Summer Fun in the Cranford and Westfield areas.   Sign up for The Weekly Local for reguarly updates on fun things to do in the area.