Beede Center

We feature four amazing pools, two updated fitness rooms and a new fitness studio.  Amenities include private parking, welcoming lobby, family changing rooms and professional staff.  Managed by the Concord Recreation Department, Beede is funded solely by membership, program fees and welcomes over 200,000 patron each year. We are deeply committed to serving the fitness needs and interests of our community.  Ranging from professional aquatic usage to family recreational play the facilities at the Beede Center are built to impress.


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Contact Information

498 Walden Street Concord, MA 01742

Phone: 978-287-1000



Marilyn Altbush   July 6, 2023
Very nice pool(s) in a clean and well maintained facility. Locker rooms and showers are kept very clean.
Lisa K   June 30, 2023
Disagree with a prior review saying this pool is not good for kids. They have a great shallow warm pool and, separately, a kiddie pool with fun water works - both of which kids are allowed in. Kids only have to take a swim test to go alone in the lap lanes (otherwise, an adult has to accompany them, which is very reasonable). The only way that test would be "humiliating" for a kid (as the prior reviewer said) is if the child actually couldn't swim properly, in which case they shouldn't be in the deep pools. I am glad that Beede has proper rules so that kids aren't just dumped at the pools to run amok while other swimmers try to actually swim laps or exercise. Beede is a great facility, with great management.
Roland Ouellette   November 13, 2022
Very nice pool and gym. The pool is only closed occasional for a swim meet. Not cheap.
Luis Galup   October 16, 2022
Clean pool, well ventilated, super friendly staff!
Dennis Skinner   August 27, 2022
Coaches are upbeat and friendly. The equipment is excellent. Best of all, the workouts are varied so it's never boring.
Naomi Kihn   July 23, 2022
Very nice quiet gym. Nice staff and a clean environment!
Zhengzheng Pan   June 5, 2022
Very good except swim team is a bit crowded. Therapy Pool is amazing with its bubbles, and the kiddie pool is very nice.
A Google User   May 31, 2022
Coaches are upbeat and friendly. The equipment is excellent. Best of all, the workouts are varied so it's never boring.
Elizabeth Pavon   May 31, 2022
Coaches are upbeat and friendly. The equipment is excellent. Best of all, the workouts are varied so it's never boring.
Greg White   May 28, 2022
Excellent pool and other facilities. Friendly and helpful staff. Very clean.
Mary H.   February 13, 2022
I love this place. It truly is a place for all types of people - not just fitness freaks or super athletes. It's always clean and the staff is friendly and...
Greg White   February 8, 2022
Excellent pool and other facilities. Friendly and helpful staff.
Wenyong Dai   November 25, 2021
Perfect. The water is very clean and the facility is well maintained. Very friendly staff!
Daniel Reis   February 17, 2021
pretty nice swimming pool, small collection of exercise equipment. but there are four pools! one Maine lap pool which is the standard 25 yards of most places. and then a short dive well with two or three tall diving boards. that pool can be used for short short therapy or laps when there are no divers. then there is a therapy pool which is like a warm bubbly jacuzzi but it is quite large for that kind of thing! and then a kids spray pool which is really fun for young kids 2345. probably gets a little boring for older kids. the most impressive thing is that they made a huge effort and stayed open during the pandemic. they set up a system where you reserve a single or a double lane with rules to keep people safe. relatively safe. at first the slots were like a luxurious 85 minutes long now gone down to 55 minutes. the point is when you reserve a lane it is yours and that is really excellent. I have to give it to all the stuff in their hard work. the cleaning is a little silly which has been proven to not be important. the most important thing of course is air exposure and they're pretty good about that. I hope they keep their laying reservation system. some places are like a shark tank and it's very uncomfortable swimming in busy Lanes.
Lisa Marquis   January 15, 2021
Beautiful facility! Adhering to strict cleanliness protocols.
Waiyan Ma   December 6, 2020
Thanks for the hard work keeping it open!
Carolyn C.   July 8, 2019
I love the Beede Center! The staff is friendly...they knew my name long before I remembered their's! The personal training is outstanding. Laurel...
Susan J.   July 8, 2019
The pool is glorious, nicer than Thoreau Club or any other private pools in the area. It's not overchlorinated, so you don't reek of bleach after swimming...
Susan J   January 17, 2018
Beautiful, clean indoor pool that doesn't reek of chlorine. There are two small gyms (one for cardio,, the other weights) for independent exercisers (perfect for people who are retired or have flexible hours, since both the pool and the gyms are pretty crowded in the pre-work hours.) A variety of swim class options (water aerobics, arthritis, deep-water workouts) that are all extra charges to members with a slightly higher charge for non-members. There are two Coached Workout groups (aka Master Swimmers) that meet 2-3 times a week, and an Introduction to Coached Workout for people who can dog-paddle and want to swim better.
Hongbin Jia   June 17, 2017
The water of the pool is quite clean and feeling comfortable, and till now (2017) it has 10 time pass which only cost $100. If you don't need a membership or not doing fitness often, it is a quite good option. Recommended for people who live near Concord and love to swim.
Chris R.   September 8, 2016
There are a handful of options for gyms in Concord and the surrounding area. Beede is not a Boston Sports Club or the like -- it is much smaller than those...