The Best Water Parks & Pools to Visit in the Madison Area

The Best Water Parks & Pools to Visit in the Madison Area

Life is better when you’re swimming

The summer heat is here, and Madison offers several family-friendly spots for water activities. There are several local spots around the Madison area and most are either very inexpensive or completely free of charge!

Lakeview Splash Pad |  Middleton, WI


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Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center | Middleton, WI


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The Walter R. Bauman Aquatic Center is an outdoor facility that features a zero-depth pool entrance, an eight lane competition pool, and a space for diving. The aquatic center also includes two 134-foot run water slides, sand playground, and a concession area. It is open until the last weekend of August. More details below.

Daily Admission Fees
Adult (18+): $5.00
Youth (3-17): $4.00
Senior Citizen (55+); Military with ID: $4.00
2 & under: FREE
After 6:00 pm*: $3.00


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Open Swim Hours
Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1:30-8:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 1:30-6:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday 1:00-8:00 pm

Goodman Aquatic Center | Madison, WI


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The Goodman Aquatic Center, which is located at 7762 County Highway PD, just 15 minutes from downtown Madison, includes a zero-depth entry make it accessible to everyone and includes six 25-meter lanes perfect for lap swimming. When taking a break from the water activities, take a load off and relax in the pool’s shaded area that includes numerous lounge chairs for relaxing and enjoying snacks from the concessions stand. Our pool has a salt-water generator, making the pool better for the environment and for swimmers. This generator allows us to use salt, a natural element found in the earth, as a sanitizing agent, instead of relying on large amounts of liquid chlorine. The Goodman Aquatic Center is now home to large solar panels, which help to heat the pool water.


June 24 – August 16
Monday – Friday: 4:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

August 17 – September 1                                                                         
Daily: 11:00 am – 8:00 pm

Daily Fees
Adult ( 16+): $5
Adult (Senior 65+): $4
Youth (ages 2 – 15): $4
Infants (under 2): Free

Reindahl Splash Park | Madison, WI


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The Reindahl Park is located right off of East Washington Avenue and is easily accessible from the interstate, downtown Madison, and surrounding communities. It features reservable athletic fields, tennis courts, and shelter, ample parking and a splash park.


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Shorewood Hills Pool | Madison, WI


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2019 Schedule

Shorewood Hills Village Resident Non-Pool Member:
Village Resident Day Pass (limit 10/season): $6.00/day
Village Resident Individual Houseguest passes (1 Day): $12.00/day
Village Resident Family Houseguest passes (1 Day): $24.00/day

Lakeview Splash Pad | Middleton, WI


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The Lakeview Splash Park is the destination to visit this summer that your kids will absolutely love! The Splash Pad is open from 9am-7pm daily until Labor Day. The aquatic play area is spacious, fully accessible and safe for any age. There’s no deep water to worry about. It’s filled with several different water features that keep kids cool and entertained. When the kids have had enough time in the water, head to the adjoining playground and picnic area to relax with the family.

Monona Community Pool | Monona, WI


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The Monona Community Pool is a 300,000-gallon outdoor pool with a water slide, two diving boards, eight 25-meter lap lanes, a shallow end, and a concession stand. The pool is guaranteed to be an affordable, safe and fun experience for all!

Fitchburg Splash Pad | Fitchburg, WI


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Located at 2930 Chapel Valley Road, take a visit to the Splash Pad at McKee Farms Park. The Splash Pad is free and open daily through Labor Day from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm.

Sun Prairie Aquatic Center | Sun Prairie, WI


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The facility also includes a water slide, 2 diving boards, sand playground area, concession stand, a large deck area with plenty of seating for guests and so much more!
Pool Hours
Monday: 12:30 – 4:30 & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 12:30 – 4:30 & 7:10 – 8:00* pm
Wednesday: 12:30 – 4:30 & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Thursday: 12:30 – 4:30 & 7:10 – 8:00* pm
Friday: 12:30 – 4:30 & 6:00 – 8:00 pm
Saturday: 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Sunday: 12:30 – 5:30 pm
Daily Admission Rates
Afternoon & Weekends: $4.50
Open Swim Evenings: $3.50
Lap Swim Evenings: $3.00
Children under 19 months: FREE

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