22 Splash Pads & Wading Pools Around Milwaukee (2022)

With the upcoming heat wave looming, it’s clear that the summer season is upon us. There’s no better time to hit the nearest watering hole and cool off. Splash pads and wading pools offer families with young children the perfect antidote to the summer heat.

Splash pad season typically runs from Memorial Day through Labor Day (see exceptions below). Here are the area splash pads and wading pools in the Milwaukee area that are open now:

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Elm Grove Village Pool & Splash Pad

13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 782-6700

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Photo Credit: Facebook, @elmgroverec

The Elm Grove Village Pool and Splash Pad are back for more water fun in 2022. On weekdays, only the splash pad is open from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

(They were closed due to a mechanical error in June. Check their website for the most up-to-date information!)

The Grove at Village Park

W244N6125 Weaver Dr., Sussex, WI 53089
(262) 246-5200

Photo Credit: villagesussex.org

The 5,200-square-foot inclusive splash pad features three different areas of play: active, family and toddler. Open from the Friday before Memorial Day through Labor Day, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or dusk, whichever is earlier. Other features of Village Park include an inclusive playground, multi-sport courts, and a pavilion with rentable indoor and outdoor spaces.

Hart Park Playground & Splash Pad

7300 Chestnut St., Wauwatosa, WI 53213
(414) 471-8420

Photo Credit: wauwatosa.net

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 W20290 Hickory Ln, Jackson, WI 53037
(262) 677-9665

Photo Credit: Facebook, @HickoryParkSplashPad

This fenced-in Splash Pad is located just outside the Jackson Community Center. It has tropical motifs with tall palm trees and the illusion of a shipwreck. 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

N106W14937 Buckthorn Dr., Germantown, WI 53022
(262) 250-4710

Photo: Facebook, @gtownparkrec

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.

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Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad

175 E. Park Ave, Hartland, WI 53029
(262) 367-2430

Photo Credit: Facebook, @RotarySplashPad

Located in Nixon Park, the Splash Pad is free to kids of all ages and is open from 10:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. daily, from Memorial Day weekend through September 26. If the spray jets are inactive or time out while you’re there, just touch the flower near the entrance to get the water flowing again. The pad is surrounded by three picnic shelters that may be rented out for birthday parties and other private events.

Oak Creek Splash Pad

361 W. Town Square Way, Oak Creek, WI 53154
(414) 766-7000

Photo Credit: oakcreekwi.gov

This splash pad is part of the Drexel Town Square shopping center, which boasts a City Hall, Library, and lots of retail shops and restaurants. Open Memorial Day through Labor Day from 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., this community space has pedestrian-friendly walkways.

Regner Park Rotary Splash Pad

800 N. Main St., West Bend, WI 53095
(262) 335-5087

Regner Park Rotary Splash Pad
Photo Credit: Facebook, @CityofWestBend

There’s something for the whole family at Regner Park in West Bend. In addition to the splash pad, there’s a swimming beach (CLOSED for 2022 due to ongoing staffing challenges), a café with food and beverage concessions (unavailable in 2022 due to Beach House renovations), a fish pond, playgrounds, athletic fields, a labyrinth, paved walkways and more. In the past, wristbands were required to access the beach and splash pad, but the splash pad is free in 2022! It’s open daily from noon to 5:00 p.m., Memorial Day through Labor Day.

Fireman’s Park Splash Pad

645 Baehring Dr., Slinger, WI 53086
(262) 689-5922

turtle slide Fireman's Park splash pad Slinger Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, @scottstortzvillageofslingerpresident

In 2021, the Village of Slinger installed a brand new splash pad and playground where a swimming pond used to be (Fireman’s Park Beach). See if you can spot the turtle slide that was rescued from the old beach. Running short on battery from taking too many photos and videos of your kids splashing around? The red park benches double as solar charging stations. The splash pad is open from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. daily during the summer.

Milwaukee County Parks

For the most up-to-date list of neighborhood splash pads and wading pools throughout the Milwaukee County Parks system, go to countyparks.com. Most are opening June 18, but some open earlier. For current open statuses, visit the Milwaukee County Parks website.

Splash pad locations:

Carver, 911 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, WI 53205

Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53216

Gordon, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Madison, 9800 W. Glendale Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53225

Moody, 2201 W. Auer Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53206

Wading pool locations:

Cooper, 8701 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Hales Corners, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners, WI 53130

Humboldt, 3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207

LaFollette, 9418 W. Washington St., West Allis, WI 53214

Lindsay, 4360 N. 87th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Sherman, 3000 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53210

Smith, 5462 N. 33rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Wedgewood, 7201 W. Wedgewood Dr., Milwaukee, WI 53220

West Milwaukee, 5000 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI 53219

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