Cool off at these *free* splash pads and wading pools this summer:
Fiserv Forum Fountain
The Milwaukee Bucks opened an outdoor fountain, complete with LED lights and music, near the site of the old BMO Harris Bradley Center. The fountain uses recirculated, chlorinated water. It’s open from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. every day until Labor Day. Find out more.
Bayshore Town Center
5800 N. Bayshore Dr., Glendale, WI 53217
Splish splash in the fountains in the Town Square at Bayshore Town Center, and grab an ice cream cone at nearby Kilwin’s to top off the day. You can change in the restroom just north of the splash pad, located between existing stores and restaurants.
Hart Park Playground and Splash Pad
7201 W. State St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
The Splash Pad in Hart Park is adjacent to a natural themed, all access playground with log balance beams, climbing ropes, and an eagle’s nest. There is a park pavilion nearby for bathroom breaks and changing. You can also make an afternoon of it by exploring the surrounding park and perusing the charming downtown Wauwatosa area nearby.
Hickory Park Splash Pad
N165 W20330 Hickory Ln, Jackson, WI 53037
This fenced-in Splash Pad is located just outside the Jackson Community Center. It is open to the public every day from Memorial Day to Labor Day, 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.
Kinderberg Park Sprayground
N106W15060 Buckthorn Dr., Germantown, WI 53022
The colorful sprayground is located in Kinderberg Park, and it’s open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day through Labor Day.
Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad in Nixon Park
175 E. Park Ave, Hartland, WI 53029
Located in Nixon Park, the Splash Pad is free to kids of all ages and is open from 10:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. daily.
Oak Creek Splash Pad
361 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI 53154
This splash pad is part of the Drexel Town Square shopping center which boasts a new City Hall, Library, and lots of retail shops and restaurants. This community space is open with pedestrian-friendly walkways. (Be forewarned – public restrooms are hard to find.)
Milwaukee County Parks Splash Pads
For the most up-to-date list of splash pads and wading pools throughout the Milwaukee County Parks, go to countyparks.com.
Carver, 911 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
Clarke Square, 2330 W. Vieau Pl., Milwaukee, WI 53204
Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53216
Gordon, 1321 E. Locust St., Milwaukee, WI 53212
Lindbergh, 3629 N. 16th St., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Madison, 9800 W. Glendale Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53225
Moody, 2201 W. Auer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53206
Columbus, 7301 W. Courtland Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53218
Cooper, 8701 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53222
Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners, WI 53130
Jacobus, 6501 Hillside Ln., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Rainbow, 700 S. 119th St., West Allis, WI 53214
Smith, 5462 N. 33rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53209
Tiefenthaler, 2501 W. Galena St., Milwaukee, WI 53205
Walker Square, 1031 S. 9th St., Milwaukee, WI 53204
West Milwaukee, 5000 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI 53219
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