Join Us for the Outdoor Swimming Season!
Pool Safety Reminders
- Swim suits (typically nylon or lycra) must be worn by all swimmers for hygiene and safety of all pool visitors. Street clothes, especially underwear, isn't suitable for pool use because 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. Adults must remain within arm’s length of infants and toddlers and keep a watchful eye on children at all times
- Food, drink, gum or tobacco may NOT be brought into the pool
See Complete Pool Rules
Fly down a flume and tackle the water obstacles at Cool Waters Aquatic Park in West Allis or float along the lazy river at Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park.
Swim at Noyes Indoor Pool on the Northside and Pulaski Indoor Pool on the Southside of Milwaukee County. Swim lessons, water fitness and pool rentals are also available. Deep-well Outdoor Pools open from mid-June through mid-August.
Splash pads with water-spray toys and wading pools are free for everyone to use during their open hours in the summer.
Bradford is the main beach in Milwaukee. Rent a cabana on the beach or play some volleyball. Beach Volleyball leagues compete throughout the summer. Swimming in Lake Michigan is an 'at your own risk' activity. For frozen treats, visit the nearby custard stand.
Become a Lifeguard
Applications for Milwaukee County Parks lifeguards are accepted throughout the year. Lifeguards work at outdoor pools, indoor pools, and waterparks.
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
Our deep well pools open for the summer season in mid-June and close in mid-August.
Aquatic Facility Map
Browse the map to explore pools, waders, splash pads and beaches in Milwaukee County.