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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 loved checking out Buchner and Horeb Springs in Waukesha in summer 2021. River Bend, with their pool and pond with a Wibit, is a super fun day trip as well!

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 pool is still on schedule to be open June 10, 2022.

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 10, 2022. 
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 4, 2022.
Season ends on August 21st, 2022.

*Week of June 6-10 Evening hours only 6:00-8:00 pm*

Summer Weekday Pool Hours:

    • 10:00 am- 12:30 pm Zero Depth Pool Only
      (wading pool suitable for children under 8 years old, the big pool is CLOSED during weekday mornings)
    • 1:00 – 4:30 pm (Full facility)
    • 6:00 – 8:00 pm (Full Facility)

Weekend Pool Hours and July 4th: 

    • 1:00 – 8:00 pm (Full Facility)

Facility Features

  • Flume Slide
  • Drop Slide
  • 50 meter pool
  • Zero Depth Pool
  • 3 meter diving board
  • 1 meter diving board
  • Playground
  • Sand Play Area
  • Spray Feature
  • Geysers
  • Concession Stand
  • Shelter (available for rent-residents only)
  • Deck Area
  • Shade Funbrellas
  • Men’s & Women’s Locker Rooms

See our fun at Wiberg HERE.

Life Time Brookfield

17585 Golf Parkway

$100 one-time Beach Club initiation fee required per member for access during the 2022 summer season.

The outdoor pool is primarily for members, but guest passes are available. 

“Find your lounge chair or reserve your cabana and start thinking about what you’re going to order from the Bistro. (Snack? Salad? Smoothie?) It’s sure to be the best summer ever.”

Elm Grove Swimming Pool + Plans for a Splash Pad

Village Park, 13600 Juneau Blvd

The pool will OPEN on June 4th, 2022. Please tap the link above for admission costs and hours as well as rules. 

The pool will close for the summer season on August 14, 2022.

The splash pad will close for the summer season on August 28, 2022, and does require a fee for admission.

      • Resident- $3.00 plus tax

      • Non-Resident- $4.50 plus tax

      • Children Under 2 years old- FREE

Watertown Aquatic Center

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

Opens for the season on June 4, 2022.
Open daily 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm 

If inclement weather, please check out the Watertown Park & Rec’s Facebook Page.

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.

The pool closes on August 21, 2022.

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 with Wibit inflatables
    • 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 article on River Bend HERE with 4 Things We Love to Do Most!

See our fun on Instagram

Fort Atkinson Aquatic Center

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

The pool will open June 4, 2022.

Pool Hours:

    • Regular Swim Hours:
      • Saturday, June 4 through Sunday, August 21, 2022
      • 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 3:00 pm
      • August 13 through 21st:
        • Noon to 2:30 pm
        • 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Sunset Park Pool in Elkhorn

320 Devendorf St, Elkhorn, WI 

Open JUNE 11 through AUGUST 21, 2022


Daily 11:00 am to 6:00 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 2022 swim hours HERE

They have a preseason that opens May 28.

Regular summer season opens June 9 through August 14, 2022.

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  

NEW in 2022:

Additional Pass Holder only hours
11:30AM-1:30pm M-F & 10am-1pm Sat, Sun & Holidays
AM Lap Swim & Senior Lap Swim Pass add-on
Additional pass purchase required for 5:30am-9am M-F
 & 7am-1oam Sa & Su lap swim pool entry
Digital Season Pass card for use with your mobile device
Allows for smoother scanning check-in process
Photos must be added for each person (except Caregiver Pass)
Have your photos ready to upload during online registration
Additional Benefits for Season Pass Holders
      • Pass Holder Only Sunday evening pool hours, 6 pm – 8 pm
      • Six Special Pass Holder only nights, including movie nights and luau
      • 10% Discount on Birthday Party packages and Grand Hall rentals

Please see their 2022 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!

Due to ongoing staffing and funding challenges, all other pools (Cool Waters) and water parks will remain closed this summer 2022.

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.

Summer 2022 TBD

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)

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 

****CLOSED Indefinitely as of June 16, 2022 due to a mechanical error.****

The Splash Pad has been completed! It officially opened to the public on June 5, 2021!
There is a fee for admission.

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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