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So many cool pools to choose from.

Milwaukee County Parks pools guide, 2014




Note: The contents of this guide were checked for accuracy when this article was updated on July 3, 2014 at 4:42 p.m. We continually update the thousands of articles on OnMilwaukee.com, but it's possible some details, specials and offers may have changed. As always, we recommend you call first if you have specific questions for the businesses mentioned in the guide.


As we all know, Wisconsin summer days can be scorching hot and humid. Hence, it's a good time to remind you that the Milwaukee County Parks System has a great selection of water-based recreational opportunities, including public pools.

Whether you test the waters first or jump right in, check out our Milwaukee public pool guide and find the perfect place to cool off this summer.

Outdoor Pools

Open seven days a week from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Wilson Park pool is open from 1:30 p.m. weekdays, 12:30 on weekends. All hours are weather permitting.

Hoyt Park / Tosa Pool has different hours and rates. It also has an attached beer garden / restaurant called The Landing.

Prices: $1.50 (ages 3-11); $2.50 (ages 12 and up). Season pass is $20 (ages 12 and up) and $10 (11 and under). A comprehensive annual pass valid at any indoor or outdoor pool for 13 months (Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic Center excluded) is $15 for ages 3-11; $25 for ages 12 and up.

Kids age 7 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor pool locations:

  • Grobschmidt, (formerly Oak Creek) 
2600 16th Ave., (414) 762- 9523
  • Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd., (414) 529-3622
  • Holler, 5151 S. 6th St., (414) 481-7160
  • Hoyt Park / Tosa Pool, 1800 N. Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, (414) 302-9160
  • Jackson Park, 
3500 W. Forest Home Ave., (414) 672-1470
  • McCarty Park, 2567 S. 79th St., (414) 543-9240
  • Pelican Cove , Located in Kosciuscko Park at 2201 S. 7th St., (414) 384-9498
  • Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, (414) 747-9491
  • Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., (414) 344-5400
  • Wilson Park, 
4001 S. 20th St., (414) 281-4498

Water Parks

Open: Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend. Open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Pelican Cover is open daily from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with extra 5:30-7:30 p.m. sessions Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Prices: $6.75 (ages 12-59); $5 (ages 3-11 or 60+); night swim (Monday through Thursday after 6 p.m.) is $4. Season pass is $50 for an individual or $135 for a family of four. $25 for each additional child.

Water park locations:

  • Cool Waters, located in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., (414) 321-7530. Offers giant tube, water slides, interactive water toys and more.
  • Pelican Cove, located in Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., (414) 384-2022. Water slides, interactive splash toys and more.
  • David F. Schultz Aquatic Center, located in Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., (414) 257-7230. Features shallow pool area, multiple water slides, diving area and a lazy river.

Indoor Pools

Open: Monday through Thursday from 1 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.; and Friday-Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Noyes pool closes at 5:30 p.m. Mondays.

Prices: $3.50 (12 and up); $2.50 (under 12). A pass for 12 admissions is $33 (12 and up) or $22 (11 and under), and a six-month pass is $137.50 (ages 12-59), $110 (60 and up) and $88 (11 and under).

Indoor pool locations:

  • Noyes Pool, 
8235 W. Good Hope Rd., (414) 353-1252
  • Pulaski Pool, 2701 S. 16th St., (414) 645-2328

Splash pads

Many Milwaukee County Parks feature splash pads, which are free and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • Carver, 911 W. Brown St.
  • Clarke Square, 2330 W. Vieau Pl.
  • Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna Ave.
  • Gordon, 1321 E. Locust St., (Closed Tuesday, July 7)
  • Lindbergh, 3629 N. 16th St.
  • Madison, 9800 W. Glendale Ave.
  • Washington, 1849 N. 40th St.

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