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greenwood park

bells lake community club

Greenwood Park Bells Lake is the most scenic and unique swim club in South Jersey. Located in Washington Township on the former estate of Samuel Bell, and originally owned by the Lenni Lenape Indians, Greenwood Park boasts a 33-acre lake and 20 acres of parkland. The Park offers fun for the whole family with swimming, fishing, boating, picnicking, basketball, volleyball and a championship swim team. Greenwood Park is the only one of its kind in the ‘tri-county’ area to have an 8-lane pool which was installed in 2012. So, welcome to Greenwood Park – “Washington Township’s Best Kept Secret.”

Announcement: Memberships for 2020 now being accepted

Newsletters

Spring 2020

Spring 2020

Spring 2020 NewsletterSpring 2020 - THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST SWIM CLUB IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP Hello again Greenwood Park Bells Lake members!You can help us out with a donation of a product or service for the basket auction! Our event had over 300 participants...

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Winter 2020

Winter 2020

Winter 2020 NewsletterWinter 2020 - THANK YOU FOR VOTING US THE BEST SWIM CLUB IN WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP Hello again Greenwood Park Bells Lake members!I know there was question whether I would be returning as Manager to Bells Lake this upcoming summer. I wanted to let...

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Register for Swim Lessons

Group and Private are open:

Select an option from the links below

 

Membership Update

Dear Members,

In case you haven’t heard, playgrounds and the WIBIT are able to be open beginning July 2nd! We are happy and excited to almost be back to normal! A few reminders:

• A separate email will be sent out this week with detailed information on our 4th of July activities.
• We will continue to take temperatures at the front gate before entry.
• ALL GUESTS need to fill out a COVID Waiver. Save time and print out a copy. GPBLCC COVID Waiver
• Please have your membership key tag with a barcode out and ready to present to our front desk staff. Family members can take a picture of the card and hold their phone under the scanner to check-in. NO member will be allowed to enter without being scanned including children over 12 that are coming without adult supervision. Please help us protect our front desk staff and members by being prepared. If you have lost your key card, replacements are available at the front gate for $5.
• The snack bar this year is CASH ONLY until further notice.
• We are looking for enthusiastic and positive volunteers to join our Board of Directors! Every member in good standing is eligible to run for a position on the board. Nomination forms can be found at the front gate and also is attached to this email to print out. Our annual board elections are on Sunday, September 6th. Please email secretary@bellslake.com if you have any questions.
As the summer continues, it is our hope that restrictions will be modified, and we will communicate any and all changes as they occur.

MANAGEMENT UPDATE

Hello Members,

It feels great to be back and seeing you all over the past few weeks. The pool is back open and the WIBIT should be ready to go starting July 2nd! Swim lessons and swim team have kicked off, the Washington Township High School senior yearbook signing was a success, our movie night was a lot of fun with a great turnout, and our 4th of July events are right around the corner. Here are just a few reminders about the club to ensure everyone’s safety:

-No glass allowed to be brought into the club

-No smoking or vaping is allowed on the pool deck.

-No drinks or food are to be by the cement poolside/apron of both the main pool or baby pool.

-No diapers are to be worn in the main pool. Only tightly secured swim diapers are allowed in the baby pool, not the disposable kinds.

-Please maintain 6 feet social distances as best as possible, wear footwear when using the restrooms, and remember to wash your hands with soap and water as well as use the sanitizers that are located around the club.

Any questions, please feel free to reach out to me at manager@bellslake.com. I will continue to look forward to seeing you all at Bells Lake!

Jake,
GPBLCC Manager

ENTERTAINMENT NEWS

Tubing Tuesday is BACK
Tuesday, June 20th, 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tubes must have a hole in it.

4th of July
Our annual 4th of July celebration will include:
Belly flop/Cannonball contest
Coin toss
Sack races
Basketball tournament
Corn hole tournament
Basket Auction
DJ Entertainment 4p-9p (DiNardo Brothers) Complimentary Hot Dogs
A detailed email will be sent later this week!

Movie Night by the Lake
Wednesday, July 15th at 8:45 pm
$3.00 Admission for non-members.
Movie TBA You may bring your own chairs, snacks, and drinks. Popcorn will be served.
No glass permitted
For more up to date Entertainment information, please check the calendar for our most up to date schedule.

Membership Update

Attention members:

Due to the delayed opening caused by the COVID pandemic, we have decided to open the club “FULL TIME” on June 22nd.

PLEASE READ THE FULL RULES AND REGULATIONS FOR OPENING 

 

 

About Greenwood Park Bells Lake Community Club

Bells Lake is a 33 acre man-made lake and has a very long and interesting history. No one knows exactly when Bell’s Lake was created. The original owners and inhabitants were the Leni Lenape Indian tribe. The Leni Lenape tribe sold the land in the 1600’s to the English for household articles and trinkets. The property passed hands many times and was known by different names through the years. The property was usually identified by the current owner’s name and has been known as ‘Arrell Tract,’ ‘Williams Mill Pond,’ ‘Prosser’s Mill,’ and ‘Mill Pond.

Learn to Swim

The Greenwood Park Swim Club has developed swimming lessons for kids and adults that allow everyone the opportunity to learn in a safe environment, at their own pace. It’s an inviting and safe place where kids and adults overcome their fears, learn to swim, respect the water and have lots of fun while doing it. Classes are taught by certified, knowledgeable and caring instructors who can help swimmers at every level feel comfortable in the water and progress to the next level. Group and Private swim lessons are available for ages 3+. 

Our Club Is Our Family

As of today, much of the wooded land surrounding the lake is still in its natural state. There are still remnants of the gristmill left behind. The boathouse was the last building of the past remaining on the property. Sailboat regattas were held on the lake every year during the 1970s. Many neighbors and club members owned sailboats and it was a beautiful sight to see the colorful sails in the summer breeze. Before the pool was put in, there were no fences and neighbors mowed right down to the lake to do their part in the upkeep of the property. Evening dances and parties were held at the clubhouse and were enjoyed by all.

Greewood Park Frogs Swim Club Programs

2019 Coaching Staff

Head Coach

Julia Pedersen

Assistant Coach

Nick Fondacaro

Assistant Coach

Greg Cann

Assistant Coach

Erin Malone

About the Frogs

Greenwood Park is one of the 36 member swim clubs of South Jersey’s Tri-County Swimming Pool Association; widely regarded as one of the premier summer swimming leagues on the east coast. Located in Washington Township, New Jersey on scenic Bell’s Lake, Greenwood Park joined the Tri-County league in the mid-1970’s with swimmers who lived right in the Bell’s Lake community.

Swim Lessons

Bells Lake Private Swim Lessons

June 22nd – September 4th

Ages 3 & older (must be toilet-trained)

Bells Lake Family Swim Lesson

June 22nd – September 4th (1:5 instructor/swimmer ratio maximum)

TIME: 11:00-11:30 Mon-Fri 

Ages 3 & older (must be toilet-trained)

Greewood Park Bells Lake Swim Club Sponsors

Want to Join The Club?

856.374.1294

info@bellslake.com

P.O. Box 714
Turnersville, NJ 08012

Bells Lake is located in Washington Twp., NJ about 30 minutes southeast of Philadelphia. Guest Passes start as low as $10.00 and parking is complimentary.

Club Hours

Monday – Friday from 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Weekends & Holidays from 11:00 am – 9:00 pm
Lake Swim Hours – 12:00 Noon – 7:00 pm
Pool Swim Hours – 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Weekend Pool Swim Hours – 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

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