As every mom knows, taking kids to the pool can be an adventure in patience, vigilance and fortitude. It helps a lot if you find a pool the kids love where you also feel comfortable! But, where do you start to find the right pool for your family? You’re in luck, because we rounded up a guide to the pools in the Milwaukee area!

*Be sure to check the pool’s website before heading out – as hours can sometimes fluctuate depending on lifeguard availability and weather conditions. 

Buchner Pool (223 Oakland Avenue, Waukesha)

Open Dates: Friday, June 7, 2024 – Sunday, August 25, 2024. Recently renovated, Buchner pool features separate pool and wading area for littles.

Horeb Springs Aquatic Center (330 Spring Street, Waukesha)

Open Dates: Friday, June 7, 2024 – Tuesday, August 20, 2024. Be prepared — their big water slides come with an extra fee if you don’t have the summer pass, but they’re so worth it!

Cool Waters in Greenfield Park (2028 S. 124th St., West Allis)

Season Hours TBD, Check back soon.

Pelican Cove in Kosciuszko Park (2201 S. 7th St., Milwaukee)

The zero-depth, heated pool has giant tube and body waterslides, children’s waterslides, interactive water toys, sand volleyball courts, a children’s playground, Cool’s Cafe and more.

Pirates Hollow Waterpark (201 N. Webster St. Port Washington)

North of downtown? No problem! This family-friendly park in Port Washington offers a pool, slide, and splash geysers.

Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park (1800 N. Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa)

Even my two year old can take on the slides at this wonderful family park. Slides and different depths for big and little kids make this a fun family pool. Milwaukee Family tip: make a day out of it and enjoy a picnic lunch at THE LANDING for even more fun!

David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park (1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee)

Waterslides, Lazy River, spray jets and so much more! Check website for swimming hours.

Wiberg Aquatic Center at Wirth Park (2585 North Pilgrim Road, Brookfield)

Open for the season June 1st – August 18th, Wiberg Aquatic Center features all kinds of water fun – flume slide, drop slide, zero depth pool, geysers, playground and even a sand play area!


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