Cool Spots open across Milwaukee

MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Water Works, MPS, and Milwaukee County Parks are opening several Cool Spots, starting Thursday, June 28. 

Cool Spots are places where kids can play in cool water when the weather gets hot. 

See below for a list of Cool Spots and Splash Pads in the area:

Cool Spots: Open only during citywide heat advisories, Monday through Friday 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., available June 18 through August 10. 

Ben Franklin School - 2308 W. Nash

Carmen Playfield - 7320 W. Carmen

Columbia Playfield - 1354 W. Columbia

Franklin Square - 2643 N. 13th

Green Bay 3818 N. 8th

MPS Recreation Wading Pools: Open June 18-August 25, Monday through Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. 

Burbank - 6035 W. Adler

Burnham - 1755 S. 32nd 

Enderis - 2938 N. 72nd

Holt - 1716 W. Holt

Merrill Park - 461 N. 35th St. 

Modrzejewski - 1020 W. Cleveland 

Ohio - 974 W. Holt

All MPS sites will be closed Wednesday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday. 

Milwaukee County Water-based recreation: Click here for more information

Family Water Parks

  • Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., West Allis, WI 53227
  • David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53209
  • Pelican Cove in Kosciuszko Park
  • Tosa Pool at Hoyt Park (managed by Friends of Hoyt Park and Pool)

Wading pools and splash pads
Outdoor pools
Community center pools
Boating and McKinley Marina
Canoeing and kayaking
Swimming lessons

Click here for a map of Milwaukee County splash pads, wading pools, aquatic centers, deep well pools, and splash pad/waders in pool areas. 

Guide to MPS summer activities

Cooling Centers such as air-conditioned libraries, senior centers, City of Milwaukee Housing Authority sites, etc., are available during extreme heat. Check with the City of Milwaukee Health Department for locations.

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