Milwaukee County Parks will offer swimmers a sunny and seasonal final weekend at most pools. Pools will close on a staggered basis as lifeguards head back to campus, with final swim days ranging from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2.
Deep-well pools will remain open through Sunday, Aug. 18. Pools are located in the following parks or parkways: Hales Corners, Holler, Jackson, Kosciuszko (Pelican Cove), McCarty, Oak Creek Parkway (Grobschmidt Pool), Sheridan, Washington, and Wilson. Splash pads will also remain open through Sunday, Aug. 18.
Splash pads are located in Carver, Clarke Square, Gordon, and Madison, and Washington parks. The splash pad at Dineen Park is already closed.
Wading pools will close on a staggered schedule. Sunday, Aug. 18 will be the last day at the pools at Alcott, Algonguin, Cannon, Greene, Hales Corners, Holler, Humboldt, Kops, LaFollette, Lindsay, Lyons, McCarty, Mitchell, Saveland, Sheridan, Sherman, Tippecanoe, Wahl, Washington, and Wedgewood.
Sunday, Aug. 25 will be the last day at the wading pools at Columbus, Cooper, Jacobus, Pulaski-Cudahy, Rainbow, Smith, Vogel, Walker Square, and West Milwaukee. Rose and Tiefenthaler are already closed.
Family aquatic parks at Cool Waters in Greenfield Park and the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park will remain open through Labor Day.
After Cool Waters has closed for the “human swimming season,” and before it is drained for the year, it will open for a Doggie Dip at 6:30 p.m. on Labor Day, Mon. Sept. 2. Whether fearless about diving for tennis balls or wearing a personal floatation device, dogs of all abilities, breeds, and sizes are welcome to come for a swim in the pool.
For more information on the pools or the doggie dip, go to countyparks.com or call (414) 257-8098.