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Cool Spots and wading pools are open to beat the summer heat

Kids cooling off at an MKE Cool SpotThe hot summer weather took a long time to arrive, but it’s finally here! Now it’s time to cool off and have some summer fun. Milwaukee Recreation offers free Cool Spots and wading pools to give children a break from the heat.

Milwaukee Recreation Cool Spot locations and wading pools are extending hours and will remain open until 7:00 p.m. on July 18 and 19.

Cool Spot Locations

Benjamin Franklin School, 2308 W. Nash St.

Carmen Playfield, 7320 W. Carmen Ave.

Franklin Square Playfield, 2643 N. 13th St.

Green Bay Avenue Playfield, 3818 N. 8th St.

Wading Pool Locations

Burnham Playfield, 1755 S. 32nd St.

Enderis Playfield, 2978 N. 72nd St.

Holt Playfield, 1716 W. Holt Ave.

Merrill Playfield, 461 N. 35th St.

Modrzejewski Playfield, 1020 W. Cleveland Ave.

Ohio Playfield, 974 W. Holt Ave.


Earl Arms, Media Relations Manager
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