Dive into Summer
Dive into summer at eight outdoor pools and three water parks in Milwaukee County, or swim year-round at two indoor pools. Keep cool at free splash pads and wading pools at parks throughout the County.
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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.
Get a summer season pass for unlimited access to outdoor pools and Pelican Cove Water Park.
Bradford is the main beach in Milwaukee and the only beach guarded by lifeguards. Visit the Northpoint custard stand for frozen treats, or rent a cabana from the SURG group.
SURG also organizes beach volleyball leagues and soccer tournaments throughout the summer.
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.
Splash pads with water spray toys and wading pools are free for everyone.
Find a splash pad or wading pool.
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