Lake Country Splash Pads Hartland

7 Lake Country Splash Pads

On a hot summer day, what’s better than cooling off in the water. We are surrounded by so many lakes, but for those with little ones that don’t fancy the beach, try out a local splash pad. The splash pad combines the sensations of water movements and interactive play elements in a safe “zero-depth” water play area. There is no need for lifeguards and essentially no drowning risk.  The play area is constructed on a concrete slab with various water features that spray water in different patterns and directions, cooling off the visitors on those hot summer days. New splash pads have been popping up in the past couple years, with more to come in 2024! Read below to splash around at 7 Lake Country splash pads.

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7 Lake Country Splash Pads

1. Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad at Nixon Park in Hartland

Nixon Park, 175 Park St, Hartland, WI, 54107

This splash pad is free to enjoy!

When open, the Splash Pad will be open through the season from 10:00 am until 9:00 pm everyday of the week. 

Read more about the Hartland Splash Pad HERE.

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Enjoy the Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad in Hartland

2. The Grove at Village Park Splash Pad Sussex 

The 5,200 square foot inclusive splash pad features three different areas of play: active, family and toddler. The family area contains a 20 foot Splashpad tall dumping feature, water arches, team sprays, and spiraling water feature. The active area has water cannons, fountains, additional water arches and team sprays. The toddler area, has water jellies, water journey play, and a rotating spray feature.

We love the new inclusive playground right next door. Definitely spend the day here!

Friday before Memorial Day – Labor Day (weather permitting)

Splash Pad hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. or dusk (whichever is earlier) daily, weather permitting. Dates and hours may be shortened or extended without notice based upon weather. The splash pad will not open if the air temperature is under 63 degrees Fahrenheit.

 

3. Elm Grove Splash Pad at Village Park

SPLASH PAD HOURS OF OPERATION 

Splash Pad Hours while the main pool is open:
Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm
Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm
Sunday: 1:00pm-8:00pm

Designated Splash Pad hours (during swim lessons) when ONLY the Splash Pad is open:
Monday-Friday: 9:00am-11:00am

Special Admission Prices for Splash Pad During Splash Pad Only Hours:
Resident $4.00
Non-Resident $8.00

4. Menomonee Falls Splash Pad

Kohl’s Splash Pad at Menomonee Falls Village Park is a must visit. The new playground is amazing and the splash pad is right next to it. 
See our visit HERE.

See the park HERE.

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Menomonee Falls Splash Pad in May 2023

5. Watertown Splash Pad

Head outside of Lake Country to Watertown for their new splash pad in downtown Watertown on Main Street, across from the Library in the Bentzin Family Town Square.

6. Oconomowoc Rotary Splash Pad – Opening summer 2024

Stay tuned to the Oconomowoc Rotary Splash Pad Facebook page for updates and how to fundraise to speed up the process!

Full disclosure, I, Erin, am on the Oconomowoc Rotary Splash Pad committee. Ground breaking took place in fall 2023 at Roosevelt Park to start this project! More funds are needed to fulfill all phases of the project, but the project is moving forward! There is still about $80,000 left to fundraise to make this the best splash pad in Oconomowoc. Donations can be made online HERE.

Thursday, May 23 6:00PM Tentative

    • Ribbon Cutting/ Grand Opening

*I had the chance to interview Maria Jorgensen, age 16, and her brother Bobby, age 13. They recently donated $1,000 from the Jorgensen Foundation, which is through the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Maria’s and Bobby’s grandparents started this Foundation almost 20 years ago for them and their older cousins.  

The grandkids meet to discuss which nonprofit they will donate to. Each brings 3+ nonprofit ideas prepared to share with the group for discussion. The grandparents and parents are present, but the grandkids are in the role of decision-making. 

It was Bobby’s idea to donate $1,000 to the Oconomowoc Splash Pad. He wanted to grow and help his community. He really enjoyed how local this project is to his own home, living on Okauchee Lake and how it could help local families. He recognized the Lake Country area is an area with a lot of water, yet not all families have equal access to the water. The Oconomowoc Rotary Splash Pad, once fully funded, will be accessible for free, no cost to any family, and bring more opportunities for playing in the water.   

Oconomowoc Rotary Splash Pad Donation

The Jorgensen siblings joined the Foundation when they each turned 12 years old. They are the two youngest grandchildren on the Foundation currently. They will stay on and involved until they graduate from college. 

7. Pewaukee Splash Pad – PENDING

We are thrilled to announce that we will receive a DNR grant award in the amount of $488,913 towards our all-inclusive playground and splash pad project at Pewaukee Sports Complex. This puts us over the half way point as we continue towards making this a reality to benefit ALL children in Pewaukee.

 

Nomad Board Sports Upper Nemahbin Lake Panga

Guide to the Lakes of Lake Country & Waukesha County

Here is a great guide to getting to know the lakes in our area.

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