Cool Waters Aquatic Park
Closed for the 2020 Summer Season
On May 22 we made the tough decision to keep all our deep-well pools, two indoor pools and three of our aquatic parks closed for the season. (The closed aquatic parks are Cool Waters, Schulz Aquatic Center and Pelican Cove. The Hoyt Park Pool, operated by the non-profit Friends of Hoyt Park, is currently planning to open for the summer of 2020.)
This was an incredibly difficult choice to make because we know what our pools mean to the community. Factors contributing to this decision were physical distancing recommendations, limits on group sizes, the shortage of available lifeguards, the drastic toll the pandemic has had on the county budget and significantly reduced parks staffing levels.
We are hopeful that we will be able to open a good number of our wading pools and splash pads to provide relief from the summer heat. We are looking at options that will offer opportunities equitably distributed across the park system.
Join us in 2021 to stay cool at the aquatic park with the tallest waterslides in Milwaukee County, heated pool, children's waterslides, interactive water toys, sand volleyball courts, children's playground, Cool's Cafe and more.
- Season Pass
(M-Th after 6 p.m.)
|0 – 2 years
|3 – 11 years
Recreation Provider Rate
Advance purchase special rates are available to licensed daycare providers and organizations with a State Tax Exemption Number (copy of certificate required). Rec Provider Groups must call (414) 257-8098 to book their trip at least one week in advance.
Prices are based on exit time, not time duration of visit. Enter as early as 10 a.m.
Admission rate per child or chaperone:
10 a.m. – noon: $ N/A
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.: $ N/A
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.: $ N/A
10 a.m. – 3 p.m.: $ N/A
Closed for the 2020 Summer Season
Mon - Fri: N/A
Sat & Sun: N/A
Night Swim: N/A
Grab an inner tube and fly down the flume with a friend or take a ride down the body slide.
Make your way across the log or lily obstacles!
Cool Waters is perfect for all ages thanks to a zero-depth entry pool, water mushrooms, a playground and water slides for toddlers.
Events at Cool Waters
Opening Day often falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend
Water Park Season Passes
Purchase a season pass to get unlimited entry to Cool Waters Aquatic Park all season long!
- Unlimited entry to Cool Waters all season
- Ulimited entry to Schulz Aquatic Center
- Invite to members-only event in August
|Family (up to four members)
|Each additional child*
Purchase your pass at Cool Waters.
Pool Gift Certificates
Purchase gift certificates in $5- $10- and $20-denominations. Redeem certificates for admission or concessions at any Milwaukee County Pool. Certificates are good for one year from date of purchase.
Birthday Parties at Cool Waters
Not Available in the 2020 Summer Season
Join us in 2021 to celebrate your child's birthday with family and friends at Cool Waters and leave the cleanup to us!
Your party package includes admission and food for 10 guests, plus use of the party area for two hours and a personal party host/hostess to show you to your party area and serve your food.
$ per party (plus $ for each additional guest up to a maximum of 30)
Each of your guests will select from the special birthday menu. Meals are served with a brightly colored, reusable beach pail, soda and an ice cream treat.
- Hot Dog Meal: hot dog and fries
- Chicken Nugget Meal: chicken nuggets and fries
- Burger Meal: Hamburger and fries
You may bring your own birthday cake to your reserved party. No other carry-ins are allowed.
Booking Your Birthday Party
Make your reservations early! The number of parties scheduled in a day is limited. Book your party at least seven business days in advance. Call our Food and Beverage team at (414) 257-5616 with your date and time slot preference. Full payment is due at booking to reserve your time.
Party Time Slots
- 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. N/A
- Noon – 2 p.m. N/A
- 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. N/A
- 2:30 – 4:30 p.m. N/A
Private Events at Cool Waters
Not Available for the 2020 Summer Season
Rent the water park for a private event! Cool Waters includes a zero-depth, heated pool, giant tube and body water slides, children’s water slides, interactive water toys, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground and two picnic shelters. We require at least three weeks advance notice to make a reservation. To book call (414) 257-8005.
Max Rental Capacity: 600
Availability: Rentals available Fri. - Sun. N/A
What you get:
- Private use of the water park
- On duty lifeguards
- Use of the picnic shelter in Cool Waters
- Access to locker rooms, restrooms
- Use of sand volleyball court
||Fee per hour
||$ N/A (pool admission included)
|Cool Waters Picnic Shelter*
||$ N/A (plus pool admission)
*available during public swim hours
Height Requirements and Demonstrated Swimming Ability for Some Attractions
To use the giant body- or tube-slides, children must be at least 48" tall.
To use lap lanes, youth must demonstrate their swimming ability to a lifeguard by way of a swimming test. Availability of lap lanes is dependent on weather and attendance.
Children age 11 and under must be accompanied by an adult 18 years old or older.
Swimsuits required, no street clothes allowed.
Swim diapers are required for all children who are not yet potty-trained.