The Ultimate Guide To Milwaukee Water Parks & Pools (2022)

There are so many water parks and outdoor pools to enjoy with your kids this summer! Here they are, organized by county. (Because we LOVE a good organized list!)  

Note: Many of the pools on this list are closed due to lifeguard shortages. Always check with your local pool before you go!



TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park

1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 302-9160


Close to the city and packed with fun, TOSA Pool is the perfect place to spend a hot summer afternoon with the whole family. It is an award-winning public pool that offers a large, colorful play structure, water slides, in-pool umbrellas that provide shade, and swimming classes for kids and adults. You don’t have to be a member to swim, but there are fun members-only events throughout the summer.

Daily admission is $9.00 per session  (Open Swim, Evening Swim and Parent/Tot).  Ages 2 and under are free.

Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park

Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 257-8098

Photo Credit: Instagram, @thatswhywestallis

*** CLOSED for the 2022 season due to a lifeguard shortage. ***

Cool Waters has a heated pool with a giant tube and body waterslides, water slides for young children, interactive water toys, a playground, sand volleyball courts, and a café.

David F. Schulz Aquatic Center

Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209
(414) 257-8098

David F. Schulz Aquatic Center

Race down the tube and body waterslides, float along in the lazy river, or swim in the heated pool. There are spray jets, water troughs, and a bucket dump for the kids, plus a concession stand once everyone gets hungry.

Fox Point Pool

7100 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Fox Point, WI
(414) 351-8908

Fox Point Pool Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, @misscupcakemke

Open Swim is available Monday through Thursday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Friday through Sunday, 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. Daily rates are $10 for adults and $8 for children under 16. Very limited seating is provided on site. Bring your own chairs or towels to sit on.

Sheridan Pool

Sheridan Park, 4800 S. Lake Dr., Cudahy, WI 53110
(414) 481-4731

Sheridan Park is located on Lake Michigan, and there is a trail that will take you right down to the water. The views of downtown Milwaukee can’t be beat. Cool off at the pool, complete with flume slides, a water mushroom and a wading pool.

Pro Tip: Sheridan Park is a great place to watch the fireworks on the fourth of July and watch planes taking off and landing at the airport.

Wilson Pool

Wilson Park, 4001 S. 20th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 281-4498

The heated, 50-meter, deep-well pool is ideal for lap swimming. There’s also a separate dive pool.

Hales Corners Pool

Hales Corners Park, 5764 S. New Berlin Rd., Hales Corners, WI 53130
(414) 529-3622

*** Closed Summer 2022 due to lifeguard shortage. ***

This well-kept park and pool is supported by a dedicated community group. Dive into the 50-yard deep-water pool, or head to the pool house where you’ll find concessions, a pool table and foosball table, video games, cable, and wi-fi.

Besides the pool, Hales Corners Park boasts tennis and basketball courts, a climbing rock, playground, wading pool for young kids, walking path, and two baseball fields.

Pelican Cove Family Water Park

Kosciuszko Park, 2201 S. 7th St., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 257-8098

*** Closed Summer 2022 due to lifeguard shortage. ***

At Pelican Cove, you’ll find huge waterslides for big kids and smaller waterslides for young kids. There are also spraying and splashing interactive water toys for kids of all ages.

Grobschmidt Pool

2500 15th Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172
(414) 762-4919

*** Closed Summer 2022 due to lifeguard shortage. ***

Located in the Oak Creek Parkway, Grobschmidt Pool includes diving boards. The Oak Leaf Trail isn’t far away, either.

Holler Pool

Holler Park, 5151 S. 6th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
(414) 481-7160

*** Closed Summer 2022 due to lifeguard shortage. ***

Small, heated swimming pool.

Jackson Pool

Jackson Park, 3500 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215
(414) 384-2028

Jackson Park Pool is a large, figure-eight shape pool with diving boards. No lap swim lanes are available.

McCarty Pool

McCarty Park, 2567 S. 79th St., West Allis, WI 53219
(414) 327-2519

McCarty Park Pool is a traditional, deep-well pool with a giant water slide.

Washington Pool

Washington Park, 1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208
(414) 344-5400

*** Closed Summer 2022 due to lifeguard shortage. ***

Washington Park Pool is perfect for a pool party and includes a grassy area with a bit of shade on a hot summer’s day.


Cedarburg Community Pool

W67 N851 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg, WI 53012
(262) 375-7665

*** Due to staffing shortages, some areas of the pool may be closed at any given time. ***

Located in Cedarburg’s Centennial Park, this community pool offers a snake slide for young kids or a faster slide for older kids. There are diving boards and a human foosball court, too. Grab a bite to eat at the snack bar and get sandy in the kids play area.

Mequon Community Pool

11335 N. Cedarburg Rd., Mequon, WI 53092
(262) 242-9923

Mequon Community Pool Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, @Mequon

Take a relaxing dip in the shallow end or jump off the diving boards in the deep end. There is a separate zero-depth wading area for babies and toddlers. Certified lifeguards staff the pool at all times.

Pirates’ Hollow Community Waterpark

201 N. Webster St., Port Washington, WI 53074
(262) 284-7679

Pirates' Hollow Community Waterpark
Photo Credit: Instagram, @hanook23

The water slide here is a drop slide, and there are also diving boards and water mushrooms. There is a zero-depth entry side for young children.


Buchner Pool

223 Oakland Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 524 3726

Buchner Pool city of Waukesha Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, @cityofwaukesha

Dubbed “Waukesha’s Classic Swimming Pool,” you’ll find an Olympic-size pool with a lap lane always open, a separate wading pool for young kids, a one-meter diving board and two-meter slide, plus basketball and volleyball courts. The staff is comprised of Red Cross-certified lifeguards and instructors.

Elm Grove Swimming Pool

Village Park, 13600 Juneau Blvd., Elm Grove, WI 53122
(262) 782-6940

Keep an eye out for special family swim times at this friendly community pool. There’s also a newly renovated pool house and splash pad.

Horeb Springs Aquatic Center

330 Spring St., Waukesha, WI 53188
(262) 524-3727

Horeb Springs Aquatic Center
Photo: Instagram, @maddi_loppnow

This zero-depth entry pool has water that’s relatively warm, two flume slides, sprinklers and a high diving board. You’ll appreciate the clean dressing rooms and full concession area.

Wiberg Aquatic Center

Wirth Park, 2585 N. Pilgrim Rd., Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 787-3901

Wiberg Aquatic Center Brookfield Wisconsin
Photo Credit: Facebook, The City of Brookfield

Brookfield’s community pool is 50 meters, with a water slide, two diving boards, a sand play area, geysers, a playground, and more. There is a concession stand and plenty of shade.


Veterans Memorial Aquatic Center

777 S. Main St., Hartford, WI 53027
(262) 670-3730

Veteran’s Memorial Aquatic Center
Photo Credit: Instagram, @borthscott

Located about 45 minutes from the city, this family water park offers something for everyone. You’ll find an eight-lane, 50-meter pool leading into a fan-shaped zero-depth swimming area. Go it alone down the bright green open flume waterslide with plunge pool, or grab a buddy for the purple two-person raft slide. Relax in the Lazy River circling the water area. You can also dive off two diving boards, or explore the toddler area with a small fish-shaped slide.

You’ll be required to shower before entering in the clean and well-maintained locker rooms. The safe, family atmosphere is enforced by the lifeguards. There are no shoes or sandals, and no running on the deck. A concession stand nearby serves typical fast foods, and there’s plenty of shaded area to lounge around without getting burned.


Watertown Aquatic Center

Riverside Park, 1009 Perry St., Watertown, WI 53094
(920) 262-8085

Watertown Aquatic Center
Photo Credit: Instagram, @photo_photography24

If you’re up for the 45-minute drive from Milwaukee, this heated municipal pool features a large zero-depth area, a 12-foot mushroom waterfall, floor fountains, and waterslides for the little ones. If you dare, you can take a thrilling ride down the 216-foot waterslide or plunge down the 24-foot drop slide. There is also a one-meter diving board and a 25-meter lap lane. When you’re done swimming, you can spend time in the sandy playground area, play volleyball, or chow down at the concession stand and eating areas. The bathhouse offers coin-operated lockers.

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Splash Pads & Wading Pools

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