Milwaukee County Parks

Schulz Aquatic Park

Schulz Aquatic Park at Lincoln 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 speed down the tube and body water slides, float along the lazy river, splash around with spray jets and the bucket dump, swim or play water basketball in the leisure pool and grab a poolside snack!

  • Visit
  • Events
  • Season Pass
  • Parties
  • Rentals

Admission Fees

Age Single Visit Evening Swim
(Mon. - Thurs. after 6 p.m.)
0 – 2 years N/A N/A
3 – 11 years $ N/A $ N/A
12 years+ $ N/A $ N/A
Seniors (60+) $ N/A $ N/A
Tot Time $ N/A  


Recreation Provider Rate

Advance purchase special rates are available to licensed daycare provider and organizations with a State Tax Exemption Number (copy of certificate required). Recreation 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 noon.

Admission Rate per Child or Chaperone

Noon – 2 p.m.: $ N/A
Noon – 3 p.m.: $ N/A


Closed for the 2020 Summer Season

Mon-Fri: N/A

Sat-Sun: N/A

Night Swim: N/A

Tot Time: N/A


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.

Swimming Attire

  • Swimsuits required, no street clothes allowed
  • Swimming diapers are required for all children who are not yet potty-trained

Events at Schulz

Opening Day often falls on the Saturday of Memorial Day Weekend

Water Park Season Passes

Purchase a season pass to get unlimited entry to Schulz Aquatic Park all season long!

Memberships include:

  •     Unlimited entry to Schulz Aquatic Center all season 
  •     Unlimited entry to Cool Waters Aquatic Center


Individual $ N/A 
Family (up to four members) $ N/A
Each additional child* $ N/A


Purchase your pass at Schulz.

Birthday Parties at Schulz

Not Available in the 2020 Summer Season

Join us in 2021 to celebrate your child's birthday with family and friends at Schulz 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).

Birthday Menu

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, but 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 preference. Full payment is due at booking to reserve your time.

Party Time Slots
  • 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.  N/A
  • 1 – 3 p.m.  N/A
  • 3:30 – 5:30 p.m.  N/A

Call to Schedule a Party


Private Events at Schulz

Not Available for the 2020 Summer Season

Join us in 2021 for full use of Schulz Aquatic Park in Lincoln Park when you book an after-hours private rental. Schulz features tube and body water slides, a lazy river, spray jets, spray posts, water troughs, a bucket dump and more. We require at least three weeks advance notice to make a reservation. To book, call (414) 257-8005.

Max Rental Capacity: 250

Availability: N/A

What You Get

  • Private use of the water park
  • On duty lifeguards
  • Access to locker rooms, restrooms
  • Use of water basketball equipment

Rental Fees

Rental Fee per Hour
Private Rental $ N/A (pool admission included)


Call to Schedule an Event


How to Find Us

1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee


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

Connect with us on Nextdoor


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