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Wading Pools, Cool Spots, & Splash Pads

Wading PoolCool off with Milwaukee Recreation this summer!

See the Summer 2022 schedule for Wading Pools, Cool Spots, and Splash Pads below:

Wading Pools

July 4 Weekend Update: Milwaukee Recreation will extend hours at five wading pool locations during the holiday weekend!

On Sunday, July 3 and Monday, July 4, the wading pools at the below locations will be open from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. for ages 8 and under.

Please note: the summer playground program and free meals will not be operating during these times on Sunday and Monday. The summer playgrounds program and free meals will return as scheduled on Tuesday, July 5.

Sites are open for children ages 8 and under.

Dates: Open June 21, Monday - Friday or Monday - Saturday

Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Burbank Playfield: 6225 W. Adler St. (M-Sa) - Closing at 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 2
  • Enderis Playfield: 2938 N. 72nd St. (M-Sa)
  • Holt Playfield: 1716 W. Holt Ave. (M-Sa)
  • Merrill Park: 461 N. 35th St. (M-Sa)
  • Ohio Playfield: 974 W. Holt Ave. (M-Sa)

Cool Spots

Cool Spots are offered at the below playfields, and are standard garden hoses and sprinklers that are run out of the fieldhouse. Cool Spot sites can turn the water on or off at the request of a parent or child.

Dates: Open June 21, Monday - Friday

Times: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

  • Clarke Square Park: 2330 W. Vieau Pl.
  • Custer Playfield: 4001 W. Custer Ave.
  • Emigh Playfield: 495 E. Morgan Ave.
  • Lucille Berrien Park: 3629 N. 16th St.
  • Lyons Park: 3301 S. 55th St.
  • Mitchell Park: 2200 W. Pierce St.

Splash Pads

Splash Pads are a safe and exciting way to cool off during the summer! Splash pads spray water from in-ground fixtures to help kids beat the heat. All splash pads are set up on a timer to help reduce water waste. Open to ages 6-17.

Please note: Splash Pads are supervised on the dates and times listed below.

Dates: Open June 21, Monday - Friday

Times: 10 a.m. -  5 p.m.

  • Burnham Playfield: 1755 S. 32nd St.
  • Clovernook Playfield: 6594 N. Landers St. (splash pad temporarily closed for construction)
  • Columbia Playfield: 1345 W. Columbia St.
  • Franklin Square Playfield: 2643 N 13th St.
  • Green Bay Playfield: 3818 N. 8th St. (Scheduled to open mid-July due to construction)
  • Southgate Playfield: 3350 S. 25th St.

However, Splash Pads can be turned on and off by the user from Sunday - Saturday from 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., May 31 - Sept. 6.

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