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Cool Spots & Wading Pools

cool spotsCool Spots are sprinklers connected to fire hydrants on the playgrounds. When the temperature is predicted to break 85 degrees, or the city of Milwaukee calls a heat advisory, all Cool Spots will be open according to the schedule below.

Milwaukee Recreation also operates wading pools or splash pads at parks across the city. Wading pools are open Monday-Friday according to the schedule below. For those hot summer days, keep cool at a wading pool!


Wading Pools

Dates: June 19–Aug. 24
Days: Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Ages: 8 and under

Cool Spots

Dates: June 19–Aug. 9
Days: Monday–Friday, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Ages: 6-17

Field Trips

Fee: $3 (Busing, lunch*, admission, and supervision included with fee!) 

  • June 27: Jelly Belly
  • July 11: The Rock
  • July 18: Brown Deer Pond
  • July 25: Bounce Milwaukee
  • Aug. 1: Milwaukee Public Museum
  • Aug. 8: Stonefire Pizza

*Lunch provided via the summer meals program when not offered at destination

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