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Find a Waukesha County 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 trying to find a Waukesha County pool.

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

Pool Season Dates: June 9, 2023 – August 27, 2023

Open Swim Hours:
Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Swim Lesson Times:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Fitness Channel Times *Members Only*:
Monday – Friday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Open Lap Swim & Current Channel Times *Members Only*:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Saturday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Sunday: 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Buchner Pool Features

Open Swim Area (50 Meters):
Enjoy lap swimming, volleyball, basketball, fitness bikes & aqua jog belts use (first come, first serve basis), 1-meter diving board, lounge in the water under shade structures or just enjoy the open water.

Children’s Pool:
Family fun includes zero depth entry, a spray feature & a small slide.

Gently ride along on a single or double inner tube during open channel time (on first come, first served basis) or workout against the current during open adult fitness times (16+).

Plunge Pool & Slides:
These are available with the Ultimate Pass or daily slide fee. Must be at least 48″ tall.

Horeb Springs Pool-Waukesha

330 Spring St.  262-524-3727

See our 2021 visit HERE

Pool Season Dates: June 9, 2023 – August 22, 2023

Open Swim Hours:
Monday – Friday: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. and 6:15 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday: 12:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Sunday: 12:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Swim Lesson Times:
Monday – Friday: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Family Swim Times:
Sunday: 10:00 a.m. – Noon

Horeb Springs Pool Features

Open Swim Area:
1-meter & 3-meter diving boards, lounge in the water under shade structures or just enjoy the open water.

Children’s Pool
Family fun includes zero depth entry, a spray feature & a small slide.

Plunge Pool & Slides:
Two – 350′ slides available with the Ultimate Pass or Slide Fee. Must be at least 48″ tall.

Wiberg Aquatic Center at Wirth Park Brookfield

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

See our fun at Wiberg HERE.

Opens for the season on June 3, 2023
Season ends on August 20th, 2023.

Week of June 5-9 Evening hours only 6:00-8:00 pm

Closed July 9th

Monday through Friday

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)

Monday through Friday

1:00 – 4:30 pm (Full facility)

Monday, Wednesday, Friday Evening

6:00 – 8:00 pm (Full facility)

Tuesday & Thursday Evening

Swim Lessons ONLY

Saturdays and July 4th
1:00 – 8:00pm (Full facility)


11:00am-6:00pm (Full facility)

CLOSED July 9th

 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
 Swim Lesson Program
Lessons are held at the Wiberg Aquatic Center – more information is available in the Summer Activity Guide.


Life Time Brookfield

17585 Golf Parkway

Get the most of summer at Life Time’s Beach Club, and enjoy the luxurious outdoor pools, waterslides, bistros and more. A one-time Beach Club access fee of $75 per adult member and $50 per junior member (1-13 years old) is required for access* during the 2023 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 

Village Park, 13600 Juneau Blvd

The pool will OPEN on June 3rd, 2023. Please tap the link above for admission costs and hours as well as rules. 

Open Swim Hours for Pool (Includes Splash Pad)

  • Monday-Friday: 11:00am-4:00pm
  • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6:30pm-8:30pm
  • Saturday: 11:00am-6:00pm
  • Sunday: 1:00pm-8:00pm

Lap Swim Hours

  • Tuesday, Thursday: 7:30am-8:45am 

Daily Individual Admission (Includes Splash Pad)

  • Resident $7.00
  • Resident (65+) $5.00
  • Non-Resident $14.00
  • Non-Resident (65+) $10.00
  • Children 2 and Under: FREE

Daily Individual Splash Pad Admission – Specifically During Splash Pad Only Hours 

Seasonal Pool Pass Memberships

Non-refundable season memberships for use during open swim hours may be purchased online. Please list only immediate family members on your registration form (nannies/babysitters are excluded). Each individual on the pass is required to present ID to the desk attendant to obtain admission to the pool.

Seasonal Pool Pass  Membership Prices

  • Resident – Individual $70.00
  • Resident – Individual (65+) $60.00
  • Resident – Family $260.00
  • Non-Resident – Individual $140.00
  • Non-Resident – Individual (65+) $120.00
  • Non-Resident – Family $520.00
  • Nanny/Babysitter $40.00

Pool Rules

  • All patrons will show respect toward staff and other patrons.
  •  All patrons will treat the facility, its equipment and furnishings in the appropriate manner.
  • For safety reasons, interactions with the lifeguards and pool staff shall be limited to pool related matters.
  • Foul, abusive or inappropriate language is not permitted.
  • Spitting or spouting water from mouth is not permitted.
  • Pool Managers, Supervisors, and Lifeguards have authority at all times.
  • No food, drink, glass or electronic equipment is allowed on the pool deck. Water in shatterproof bottles is permissible.
  • The Village of Elm Grove is not responsible for an lost, stolen or damaged articles.
  • Lockers are provided; guests must provide their own lock.
  • Swimsuits are required. Shirts are permitted, when clean, for sun protection purposes. NO ATHLETIC SHORTS. Suits must have a liner and be made for swimming. 
  • Soap showers are encouraged before swimming and after use of toilet facilities.
  • Individuals with skin diseases, open cuts, bandages, or communicable diseases are not permitted.
  • Hair longer than shoulder length must be secured in a ponytail or braid.
  • No running, rough play, dunking, shoving, pushing, riding on shoulders, splashing or spitting water. 
  • No dives, flips, or splash dives off the side of the pool. 
  • No balls, fins, snorkels, tubes or water toys of any kind are permissible during general public swim times. 
  • No hanging or sitting on the lane lines or swimming underneath them. 
  • Smoking is not permitted in the pool area. 
  • Children who are not toilet trained must wear a swim diaper (available at reception desk for purchase). 
  • Diaper changing on pool deck is prohibited. 
  • Animals are not allowed on the pool deck unless a certified guide animal.
  • Cell phone usage in locker rooms is prohibited.  

Pool Closing

The pool may close temporarily for:

  • Air temperature less than 65 degrees F
  • Moderate to heavy rain
  • Danger of severe storms
  • Low attendance
  • Biohazard incident
  • Mechanical problems
  • No refunds unless the pool closure is due to mechanical problems

Watertown Aquatic Center

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

Opens for the season on June 3, 2023.

June 3-August 20, 2023
Limited Hours June 5-9: 
 5:00-7:00 pm

Lap Swim/Water Walking: Daily 11am-12pm
Open Swim: Daily 12-7pm
*Note that pool admission is only cash, no credit cards.

This heated municipal pool offers a fun-filled day refreshing activities for the whole family. The original 1942 location held a 75’ by 165’ pool that was remodeled in the early 1990’s to add many of the amenities present today. Additionally, Swimmers can take advantage of:

  • A large zero-depth area with water feature play area
  • Three options for water slides
    • Take a wild ride down our 216′ flume waterslide,
    • Take a plunge on our 24′ drop slide in the 12′ area of the pool
    • or shallow end slides for the younger members of the family
  • one-meter diving board.
  • Original bathhouse remodeled into the current concession stand and adjacent dining areas
  • 1993 Bathhouse large enough to hold gender-specific showers
  • Sand playground area inside the facility
  • Large deck with sun arbors and grass areas

Aquatic Center Closing Policies

The pool will close during the summer season under the following conditions:

  • If the air temperature is less than 70° at opening.
  • If attendance is low (less than 50 participants) in the complex one hour after opening.
  • If weather conditions permit lifeguards from seeing the bottom of the pool.
  • If there has been severe weather (rain, thunder or lightning) for a period of one hour and the storm is projected to continue.
  • Mechanical issues such as but not limited to break down or fecal contamination.
  • The Watertown Aquatic Center cannot meet the state codes for safety, maintenance and operation of pools and water attractions or by Public Health Emergency Order.

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.

Pool opens Memorial Day weekend.

  • 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
  • $20 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 3, 2023.

Tap the link above for their hours and admission prices. 

Sunset Park Pool in Elkhorn

320 Devendorf St, Elkhorn, WI 

Open JUNE 10 through AUGUST 22, 2023

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! 

DAY PASS:  $6.00
(Ages 2 & under are free.)
Available for purchase STARTING APRIL 14TH.
$25 fee to make changes to a membership after purchased.
Please Note: Memberships are NOT mailed. 

Veteran’s Memorial Pool in Hartford

777 S. Main Street, Hartford, WI 

See the schedule for 2023 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  

Please see their 2023 pool schedule HERE.

Join in for their season opener on May 27, 2023!

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.

Summer 2023 OPENING June 10!


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