Milwaukee County Parks
Press Release

Family Waterparks to Open for Holiday Weekend

Cool Waters & Schulz to Open Sat, Sun & Memorial Day

By - May 23rd, 2018 05:48 pm
Cool Waters (pictured) and the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center will open for the Memorial Day Weekend, and weekends-only through June 10. Photo from Milwaukee County Parks.

Cool Waters (pictured) and the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center will open for the Memorial Day Weekend, and weekends-only through June 10. Photo from Milwaukee County Parks.

MILWAUKEE – With temperatures heating up Milwaukee County Parks will open its two waterparks, Saturday through Memorial Day. Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St., will open from 10 a.m.–6 p.m., and the David F. Schulz Aquatic Center in Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave., will open from noon–6 p.m.

The waterparks will open for weekends-only through June 10 and will go to a daily schedule beginning June 11.

Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic feature zero-depth beach entry, interactive water toys, and giant waterslides. Schulz also offers a Lazy River.

Admission to either waterpark is $7.75 for visitors age 12–59, and $6 for youths age 3–11 and seniors age 60 and up. Summer Splash Season passes are available at both locations too.

Lifeguard Training Session Added, May 29-June 1
Milwaukee County Parks is adding an additional lifeguard training session to recruit new lifeguards for the deep-well pools. The training session will begin on May 29 from 6-9 p.m. at Pulaski Pool, 2701 S. 16th St. The free training session prepares would-be lifeguards for a final performance exam on Saturday, June 2 at 7 a.m.

All swimmers who will be at least 16 years old by July and are residents of Wisconsin are invited to attend the training, regardless of lifeguarding experience. By the test date, they should be able to swim 100 meters in less than one minute and 45 seconds. Applicants should bring their swimsuits to the training. There is no need to register in advance.

Summer lifeguards can work up to 40 hours per week—mornings, afternoons, evenings, weekdays, or weekends. Lifeguards may request locations where they’d like to work. Many of the pools are on or near bus routes First-year guards earn $10.46 per hour.

For more information on lifeguarding, visit

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