Pomps Pond

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Pomps Pond named for Pompey Lovejoy is a town-operated park on Abbot Street that offers swimming, boating and other activities. The pond is a natural kettle hole formed by a glacier.

In the 1920's two summer camps operated at Pomps Pond: one owned by the City Missionary of Boston and a Boy Scout Camp. In 1923 residents raised $931 to create a beach area and hire lifeguards. At the 1924 Town Meeting appropriated $2000 to maintain the beach area and to construct a bathhouse. Since then Pomp's Pond is maintained through appropriations at Town Meeting and funds collected for sticker passes.

Foster's Island Nature Trail is accessible from Pomps Pond.


  • Pomps Pond/Foster's Island
  • "Pomps Pond, A fun place to be," Andover Townsman, May 18, 1989.
  • "Pomps Pond 80th Birthday", Andover Townsman, August 7, 2003, page 1.
  • "Lost: 4 Feet of Pomps Pond", Andover Townsman, August 5, 2004.
  • "Ironically, heat wave closes Pomps Pond; bacteria levels high," Andover Townsman, July 20, 2006, p. 1.
  • "Pomps Pond: Some of us liked it more (or less) than others," Andover Townsman, August 3, 2006, p. 30.
  • "Summer of 1956: Concession stand opens for business at Pomps Pond," Andover Townsman, March 8, 2007, p. 17.
  • "Bridging the gap: Andover Scout's Eagle project to help future generations," Andover Townsman, July 14, 2008, p. 1.

--Kim 10:29, September 9, 2013 (EDT) --Eleanor 11:58, December 15, 2014 (EST)

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