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A list of Milwaukee pools, libraries, community centers and other cooling sites

A child plays in the splash pad at Hart Park in Wauwatosa
City of Milwaukee
A child plays in the splash pad at Hart Park in Wauwatosa

If you're in southeastern Wisconsin, you don't need us to tell you it's extremely hot outside.

An excessive heat warning issued by the National Weather Service is in effect until 7 p.m. Thursday, with heat indexes that could reach 114º on Wednesday and 109º on Thursday. The NWS recommends staying out of the sun and keeping to cool indoor locations when possible. If you don't have immediate access to a cool location, below is a rundown of places to cool off in the Milwaukee area.

For more information and locations, visit the City of Milwaukee's website.

Cooling Centers:

Public Libraries

  • Central Public Library, 814 W Wisconsin Ave)
  • East Public Library, 2320 N Cramer St)
  • Martin Luther King Public Library — Temporary, 2767 N. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
  • Center Street Public Library, 2727 W Fond du Lac Ave
  • Capitol Public Library, 3969 N 74th St
  • Mitchell Street Public Library, 906 W. Historic Mitchell St.
  • Bay View Public Library, 2566 S Kinnickinnic Ave
  • Washington Park Public Library, 2121 N Sherman Blvd
  • Atkinson Public Library, 1960 W Atkinson Ave
  • Zablocki Public Library, 3501 W Oklahoma Ave
  • Oak Creek Public Library, 8040 S 6th St
  • South Milwaukee Public Library, 1907 10th Ave
  • Villard Square Public Library, 3310 W Villard Ave
  • Tippecanoe Public Library, 3912 S Howell Ave
  • Whitefish Bay Public Library, 5420 N Marlborough Dr
  • Shorewood Public Library, 3920 N Murray Ave
  • Good Hope Public Library, 7715 W. Good Hope Rd
  • St. Francis Library, 4230 S. Nicholson Ave.
  • Greendale Public Library, 5647 Broad St
  • Greenfield Public Library, 5310 W Layton Ave
  • West Allis Public Library, 7421 W National Ave
  • Hales Corners Library, 5885 S 116th St
  • North Shore Public Library, 6800 N Port Washington Rd

Pools, splash pads, parks and beaches

  • Bradford Beach
  • South Shore Beach
  • Carver Splash Pad, 911 W. Brown St.
  • Walker Square Wading Pool, 1031 S. 9th St.
  • Tiefenthaler Wading Pool, 2501 W. Galena St.
  • Mitchell Park, 2200 W. Pierce St.
  • Mitchell Wading Pool, 524 S. Layton Blvd.
  • Franklin Square Playfield, 2643 N. 13th St.
  • Clarke Square Park, 2300 W. Vieau Pl.
  • Gordon Splash Pad, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.
  • Columbia Playfield, 1345 W. Columbia St.
  • Merrill Playfield, 461 N. 35th St.
  • Moody Splash Pad, 2201 W. Auer Ave.
  • Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W Vliet St
  • Enderis Playfield, 2938 N. 32nd St.
  • Burnham Playfield, 1755 S. 32nd St.
  • Lucille Berrien Splash Pad, 3629 N. 16th St.
  • Modrzejewski Playfield, 1020 W. Cleveland St.
  • Green Bay Playfield, 3818 N. 8th St.
  • Pulaski Indoor Pool, 2701 S. 16th St.
  • Ben Franklin School Playground, 2308 W. Nash St.
  • Humboldt Wading Pool, 3000 South Howell Ave.
  • West Milwaukee Village Centre-Community Center, 1345 S 47th St)
  • Ohio Playfield, 974 W. Holt Ave.
  • Burbank Playfield, 6225 W. Adler St.
  • Holt Playfield, 1716 W. Holt Ave.
  • Jacobus Wading Pool, 6501 W. Hillside Ln.
  • migh Playfield, 495 E. Morgan Ave.
  • Southgate Playfield, 3350 S. 25th St.
  • Tippecanoe Wading Pool, 1411 E. Warnimont Ave
  • Schulz Aquatic in Lincoln Park, 1301 W. Hampton Ave
  • Wilson Pool, 1601 W. Howard Ave
  • Hales Corners Wading Pool, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd.
  • Wedgewood Wading Pool, 7201 W. Wedgewood Dr.
  • Cool Waters in Greenfield Park, 2028 S. 124th St.
  • Pulaski-Cudahy Wading Pool, 5400 S. Swift Ave.
  • Sheridan Pool, 4800 S. Lake Dr.
  • Whittier School Playground, 4382 S. 3rd St.
  • Custer Playfield, 4001 W. Custer Ave.
  • Smith Wading Pool, 5462 N. 33rd St.
  • Harriet Tubman Park, 4750 N. 48th St.
  • Clovernook Playfield, 6594 N. Landers St.
  • Dineen Splash Pad, 6901 W. Vienna Ave.
  • Noyes Indoor Pool, 8235 W. Good Hope Rd.
  • Lindsay Park, 4360 N. 87th St.
  • Madison Splash Pad, 9800 W. Glendale Ave.
  • Cooper Wading Pool, 8701 W. Chambers St.
  • Hart Park Splash Pad, 7300 Chestnut St.