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Cool Off at the Pool!

Summer in Wisconsin is so short. So we love to squeeze as many pool days in as possible. We created this guide so you could spend more time splashing around with your family and less time googling when and where to jump in the water.

This list is a compilation of some of the public pools in the Waukesha County area, including Milwaukee County, Washington County, and Jefferson County.  Which pool is your family’s favorite? My family loves the Watertown Aquatic Center, but the Wiberg Aquatic Center and Veteran’s Memorial Pool are super fun, too! And we are so excited that River Bend is open to the public this summer. We missed going in summer 2020. 

We hope you have fun and cool off in these water attractions this summer!

*Please visit individual websites for costs and hours.

P.S. If beaches are more your thing, check out our Lake Country Beaches Guide!

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Outdoor Pools

Buchner Pool – Waukesha

223 Oakland Avenue, Waukesha (262) 524-3726

The Buchner Pool was closed in summer 2020 for constrution updates, so swim over to check it out in 2021!

The pool is still on schedule to be open June 11, 2021.

This project will include the replacement of the building and pool. A fifty-meter, seven lane lap pool, with a diving well at the south end. An expanded wading pool on the east side of the main pool will include ADA accessibility features.  The children’s wading pool on the north side of the site will also be expanded and a new children’s water slide will be added.  Three larger water slides will be located on the east edge of the site, along with a new slide plunge pool and a new current channel (commonly known as a lazy river).  Overall the site will have an area of roughly 39,000 square feet, and it will have a capacity to accommodate up to 895 patrons at any given time.

Horeb Springs Pool-Waukesha

330 Spring St.  262-524-3727

*This pool will open on Friday, June 11, 2021. 
*The pool will close for the season on Thursday, August 26, 2021. *The pool closed early in the season due to staffing issues.
See their 2021 pool hours HERE

See our 2021 visit HERE


Wiberg Aquatic Center at Wirth Park Brookfield

Wirth Park, 2585 North Pilgrim Rd, Brookfield  (262) 787-3901

Opens for the season on June 5, 2021.
Season ends on August 22nd, 2021.

Weekday Pool Hours:

    • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm (Zero Depth Pool Only)
    • 1:00 – 4:30 pm (Full facility)
    • 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Full Facility)

Weekend Pool Hours: 

    • 1:00 – 8:00 pm (Full Facility)

See our fun at Wiberg HERE.

Life Time Brookfield

17585 Golf Parkway

The club is re-opening on May 25, 2020. The outdoor pool is primarily for members, but guest passes are available. 

Elm Grove Swimming Pool + Plans for a Splash Pad

Village Park, 13600 Juneau Blvd

The pool will OPEN on June 5th, 2021 and will use a reservation system like summer 2020. 

The pool is closed now for summer 2021, but the splash pad will remain open until August 29, 2021.

Use the link above to make a reservation. 

Watertown Aquatic Center

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

Opens for the season on June 4, 2021.
Open daily 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

This municipal pool offers a fun-filled day of refreshing activities for the whole family! Swimmers can take advantage of the many features such as the large zero depth area. This area enables swimmers to enjoy the heated water in a variety of depths from 0′ to 5½ feet in the main pool. Other features include a 12′ Mushroom Waterfall, several floor fountains, and even waterslides for the younger set! Enjoy a wild ride down our 216 foot waterslide and take a plunge on our 24 foot dropslide. There is also a one-meter diving board, 25 meter lap lanes and an area for water basketball. Please note this pool only accepts cash, no debit or credit card.

River Bend RV Resort in Watertown

W6940 Rubidell Road, Watertown, WI 53094 920-261-7505

This is a campground, but the water park is available with a wristband daily.

  • Monday – Thursday amenity passes (No passes sold Fridays, Saturdays or Sundays) (No passes sold Mondays or Thursdays of holiday weekends)
    • 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • 10 per person (children 3 & under are FREE)
  • All amenities including:
    • Pool
    • Swimming and fishing ponds
    • Mini Golf course (with a deposit on the balls and clubs)
    • RC Track (you can use just the RC track for $5)
    • Jumping Pillow
    • Volleyball courts, basketball courts, tennis/pickleball courts, baseball diamond
    • Activity Center and playgrounds
    • 8,000 Square Foot Water Park
    • Two 300 foot waterslides
    • kiddie pool with slide
    • Outdoor whirlpool
    • 350 person capacity heated pool
    • There is also a pond with Wibets and a sandy beach included with the daily wristband purchase.

See our fun on Instagram

Fort Atkinson Aquatic Center

Rock River Park – 1200 Lillian St., Fort Atkinson, WI

The pool will open June 5, 2021.

Pool Hours:

    • Regular Swim Hours:
      • Saturday, June 5 through Sunday, August 22, 2021
      • Week Days:
        • Noon to 2:00 pm
        • 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
        • 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
      • Weekends:
        • Noon to 2:20 pm
        • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    • Special Hours
      • July 4: Noon to 2:30 pm
      • August 14 through 22nd: 
        • Noon to 2:30 pm
        • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunset Park Pool in Elkhorn

320 Devendorf St, Elkhorn, WI 

Open JUNE 12 through AUGUST 27, 2021


Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday:

1:00PM – 7:00 PM 

Tuesday, Thursday:

10:00 PM – 4:00 PM

The heated Sunset Pool includes slides, basketball hoops, zero entry, geysers, handicapped accessibility, concessions, shade umbrellas and more!  An exterior concession stand is available for all park users.  Pool season passes make great gifts! 


Veteran’s Memorial Pool in Hartford

777 S. Main Street, Hartford, WI 

See the schedule for 2021 swim hours HERE

We love this newly remodeled pool. 

See our fun from summer 2020 HERE.

Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park

1800 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226  

*The pool will be OPENING on May 29, 2021 

Please see their 2021 pool schedule HERE.

The TOSA Pool at Hoyt Park is an award-winning outdoor community pool that provides summertime fun for all ages. With affordable memberships for families and individuals and daily admission options, the pool welcomes visitors from across Southeast Wisconsin.

Cool Waters Park in West Allis

2028 S. 124th St., West Allis, WI 53227

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in Milwaukee County’s own Greenfield Park. 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. Take the family and spend the entire day at Cool Waters, the place to be this summer!

David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park Milwaukee

1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Speed down the tube and body waterslides, then float along the Lazy River. The water is heated, so come on in! Your littlest swimmers will enjoy the interactive water toys including spray jets, spray posts, water troughs, The Bucket Dump and more.

Test your diving skills in the deep well, do some lap swimming, or play water basketball in the “leisure pool.” When you need some rest, relax in a lounge chair on the pool deck and enjoy food and beverages from the concessions stand.

Splash Pads

Nixon Park Splash Pad Hartland Wisconsin Lake Country Family Fun

Lake Country Rotary Splash Pad

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

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


Nixon Park Splash Pad Village of Hartland Best Local Parks Lake Country Family Fun


Sussex Splash Pad

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)
**OPENED EARLY on MAY 25, 2021!!**

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.


Elm Grove Splash Pad at the Village Pool 

The Splash Pad has been completed! It officially opened to the public on June 5, 2021! The fee is $6 for resident (Elm Grove) and $9 for non-resident. This includes access to their pool. Ages 2 and under is free.

Pewaukee Splash Pad 

This project is in the fundraising stage. 

Menomonee Falls Splash Pad 

This project is in the fundraising stage. 

Eagle Splash Pad

This project is in the fundraising stage. 


Tell us your favorite pool or splash pad in the comments below!! 


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