Milwaukee County Water Parks & Swimming Pools
Swim year-round at two indoor pools in Milwaukee County Parks. From mid-June until mid-August, dive in at outdoor pools, and dozens of splash pads and wading pools. The pools map and schedule gives a snapshot of locations and summer hours.
Planning Underway to Open Aquatic Facilities in Summer 2021
Our team is training lifeguards, establishing staffing and hours, and developing a plan to keep visitors safe at our aquatic facilities. Plans are developing to keep pace with the dynamic COVID-19 safety precautions. When our reopening plan is approved, details will be posted on this website.
Pool Safety Reminders
- Swim suits (typically nylon or lycra) must be worn by all swimmers for hygiene and safety of all pool visitors. Street wear, and especially underwear, isn't suitable for pool use as they can contaminate the pool with dirt and bacteria
- Swim diapers must be worn by all non-toilet trained users
- Children must be supervised while in the water. It is required that adults remain within arm’s length of infants and toddlers and keep a watchful eye on children at all times
- Showers are required before entering the water
- Do not bring food, drink, gum or tobacco into the pool
- Groups of 20 or more must call in advance
Fly down a flume, float along the lazy river and tackle the water obstacles at Cool Waters Aquatic Park in West Allis or Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park.
Swim year-round at Noyes Indoor Pool on the Northside and Pulaski Indoor Pool on the Southside. Swim lessons, water fitness and pool rentals are also available.
Eight outdoor pools open for the summer season in mid-June and close in mid-August.
Bradford is the main beach in Milwaukee and the only beach guarded by lifeguards. Visit the nearby custard stand for frozen treats, or rent a cabana on the beach.
Volleyball leagues compete throughout the summer.
Splash pads with water spray toys and wading pools are free for everyone to use during their open hours in the summer.
Become a Lifeguard
Applications for Milwaukee County Parks lifeguards are accepted throughout the year. Lifeguards work at outdoor pools, indoor pools, waterparks and beaches.
Qualifications for Training
To qualify for training as a lifeguard for the Milwaukee County Parks, you must be:
- at least 16 years old
- in good physical condition
- able to swim 100 meters in less than 1 minute 45 seconds