Milwaukee Water teams up with Milwaukee Recreation and Milwaukee County Parks to provide places to play in cool water on hot summer days.

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Summer Cool Spots

Milwaukee Water, Milwaukee Recreation and Milwaukee County Parks provide supervised places to play in cool water on very hot days.


Cool Spots

  • The Milwaukee Water Works provides water from a nearby hydrant to a giant sprinkler at Milwaukee Recreation supervised playgrounds for students ages 6-17.
  • Cool Spots are open only during citywide heat advisories, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Available June 19 - August 19

Locationskids run in water spray

  • Ben Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash
  • Carmen Playfield, 7320 W. Carmen
  • Franklin Square, 2643 N. 13th
  • Green Bay, 3818 N. 8th

Milwaukee Recreation Wading Pools are open June 19-August 24, Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. and Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Locations

  • Burnham, 1755 S. 32nd
  • Enderis, 2938 N. 72nd
  • Holt, 1716 W. Holt
  • Merrill Park, 461 N. 35th
  • Modrzejewski, 1020 W. Cleveland
  • Ohio, 974 W. Holt

Milwaukee County Water-based Recreation

Family Water Parks

  • Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis, WI 53227
  • David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209
  • Pelican Cove in Kosciuszko Park
  • Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park (managed by Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool)
  • Wading pools and splash pads
  • Outdoor pools
  • Community center pools
  • Beaches
  • Boating and McKinley Marina
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Swimming lessons

Here’s a map of Milwaukee County summer cool spots  

Guide to Milwaukee Recreation summer activities

Designated Cool Sites such as air-conditioned libraries, senior centers, City of Milwaukee Housing Authority sites, etc., are available during extreme heat. Read more at Hot Weather Safety.

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