Milwaukee County Water Parks & Swimming Pools
Opening in Summer 2022
2 Waterparks: David F. Schulz Aquatic Center & Hoyt Park Pool (operated by Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool)
3 Deep-Well Pools: McCarty, Sheridan & Wilson Park
More Than a Dozen Splash Pads & Waders throughout the County
All other pools will remain closed this summer, due to the lifeguard shortage.
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, especially underwear, isn't suitable for pool use because it 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
- Showers are required before entering the water
- Food, drink, gum or tobacco may NOT be brought into the pool
- Groups of 20 or more must call in advance
Visit the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park in Summer 2022!
Fly down a flume, float along the lazy river and tackle the water obstacles.
Noyes & Pulaski are NOT available for Summer 2022 . . .
Swim at Noyes Indoor Pool on the Northside and Pulaski Indoor Pool on the Southside. Swim lessons, water fitness and pool rentals are also available.
BUT for Summer 2022. . .
We've teamed up with Milwaukee Recreation to offer open swim and lap swim!
Swim at six Milwaukee Recreation sites: Marshall High School, Vincent High School, MKE High School of the Arts, North Division High School, Hamilton High School and Washington High School.
For the most current information
Visit Milwaukee Recreation
3 Deep-Well Pools Open for Summer 2022
Outdoor pools open for the summer season in mid-June and close in mid-August.
Bradford Beach: Open with NO lifeguards on duty in 2022
Bradford is the main beach in Milwaukee and is the most accessible beach in the United States!
Visit the nearby custard stand for frozen treats, rent a cabana on the beach, or take part in volleyball leagues 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 by July 2022
- in good physical condition
- able to swim 100 meters in less than 1 minute 45 seconds