Milwaukee County Parks

2018 Pools Guide

Stay cool this summer with our guide to Milwaukee County Pools, Water Parks, Splash Pads, beaches and Wading pools

Outdoor pools

The Milwaukee County pools are open seven days a week from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., with certain pool locations open Monday-Thursday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Hales Corners, Jackson, Pelican Cove, Sheridan and Wilson Rec are open Mondays and Wednesdays for night swim, while Grobschmidt, Holler, McCarty and Washington are open Tuesdays and Thursdays. Wilson Park pool is also open from 7 a.m. until 11 a.m. on weekdays for lap swim only, as well as from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. on Tuesdays for its aqua Zumba class. 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 range from $3 for ages 3-11 to $4 ages 12 and up. A season pass is $30 (ages 12 and up) and $20 (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 $165 for ages 3-11; $258.50 for ages 12 and up.

Kids age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult.

Outdoor pool locations:

  • Grobschmidt (formerly Oak Creek): 2600 16th Ave., (414) 762-4919

  • 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) 384-2028

  • McCarty Park: 2567 S. 79th St., (414) 327-2519

  • Pelican Cove: Located in Kosciuscko Park at 2201 S. 7th St., (414) 384-2022

  • Sheridan Park: 4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, (414) 481-4731

  • Washington Park: 1859 N. 40th St., (414) 344-5400

  • Wilson Park: 4001 S. 20th St., (414) 281-4498

Splash pads

Many Milwaukee County Parks feature splash pads, which are free and open from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (save for the Wahl Park splash pad, which is only open until 3 p.m.) Air temperature must be 72 degrees and water temperature must be 66 degrees for the splash pads to open.

  • Carver, 911 W. Brown St.

  • Clarke Square, 2330 W. Vieau Pl.

  • Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna Ave.

  • Gordon, 1321 E. Locust St.

  • Lindbergh, 3629 N. 16th St.

  • Madison, 9800 W. Glendale Ave.

  • Moody, 2201 W. Auer Ave.

  • Wahl, 4750 N. 48th St.

Indoor pools

Prices are $4 (12 and up) and $3 (under 12). A 12-admission pass punch card is $40 (12 and up) or $25 (11 and under), while 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. 

Water parks

Open through Labor Day weekend, the Milwaukee County water parks are open seven days a week. Cool Waters is open daily from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. with extended hours until 8 p.m. Monday and Wednesday. The David F. Schultz Aquatic Center has Tot Time weekdays from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and open swim from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. The pool has extended hours until 8 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Pelican Cove is open through mid-August. They are open daily from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. with extra night session from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays.

Prices for both Cool Waters and the David F. Schultz Aquatic Center are $7.75 (ages 12-59) and $6 (ages 3-11 or 60+) while night swim (Monday through Thursday after 6 p.m.) is $5. A season pass is $60 for an individual or $165 for a family of four ($35 for each additional child). For Pelican Cove, prices are the same as outdoor pool rates listed above. 

Water park locations:

  • Cool Waters: Located in Greenfield Park at 2028 S. 124th St.,. Offers giant tube, water slides, interactive water toys and more.

  • David F. Schultz Aquatic Center: Located in Lincoln Park at 1301 W. Hampton Ave.,. Features shallow pool area, multiple water slides, diving area and a lazy river.

  • Pelican Cove: Located in Kosciuszko Park at 2201 S. 7th St.,. Water slides, interactive splash toys and more.


9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)


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