Charles N. Vilas began construction on VIlas Pool in 1920. Vilas Pool opened to the public in 1926 and was complete with Swan boats much like those in the pond near Boston Gardens, a dance pavilion, large picnic area, horseshoe pits and playground. A beautiful stone Carillon is one of a kind and is the 2nd largest bell Carillon in New England. Charles N. Vilas gave VIlas Pool to the town of Alstead NH in 1931, along with a trust fund for it's upkeep. Today Vilas Pool Park offers a "touch of magic", a great location for Weddings, Anniversaries, birthday parties or whatever the event a family may be celebrating. It's rustic, exceptional natural beauty and historic features is what sets us aside from other locations in our area. Vilas Pool Park is such a unique spot, revisited by families for generations.

​Operating Schedule


Vilas Pool Park will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. There is swimming for the 2021 season. Contact 603-903-2289 for any bookings.

Keep The Pool Clean


Through the Carry-In/Carry-Out Program, you can help us keep the pool clean and beautiful by carrying out whatever you carry in. Thank you for your cooperation and remember to recycle.


Weddings and Events

Vilas Pool can be used as a Venue to hold Weddings and other special events. The site has 3 beautiful locations: the pavilion, the bell tower and the gazebo where one can hold their wedding ceremony. To make reservations, or for more information regarding the fees go to the contact page and send us an email.




If you would like to make a donation to the Vilas Pool, you can submit a check to the Town of Alstead/Vilas Pool, PO Box 60, Alstead NH 03602.