With summer just around the corner, one of the best ways to soak up the summer months is to splash around at a pool. The area doesn’t fall short with outdoor pools; we have Erb Pool, Mead Pool, Kaukauna Pool, Sunset in Kimberly, Plamann in Appleton, Neenah Pool, and Menasha Pool. However, if you are looking for a bit of a bigger adventure without heading down to the Dells, Pollock Community Water Park has you covered. A miniature “Noah’s Ark,” this water park boasts 2 water slides (one with tube, one without), a lazy river with water falls and water buckets to get wet, zero entry swimming pool, basketball hoops, splash zone, sand area, and concession stands. Located at 1550 Taft Avenue in Oshkosh, it’s a short ride for some serious fun. Check out the skate park just outside the entrance for your older ones.
Depending on how many kids you have (and their ages and temperaments), it might be a two-person job keeping a watchful eye. Our 1.5 year old is a non-stop, on-the-go little guy and my 3 year-old can’t swim, so it is easier to manage with two adults, especially if they want to play in different areas. However, if you have an older crew, you might want to bring them on down for an all-day adventure while you soak up the rays on a lounge chair reading a book. Just to warn you, I may spy you underneath my sunglasses to shoot you an envious glare as I chase my toddler!
The daily rates are really reasonable (before 5pm/after 5pm):
- Child (3 & Under): FREE
- Youth (4-17 years old) $3.00/ $2.00
- Adult (18-59 years old) $4.00/ $3.00
- Seniors (60 years old & older) $3.00/ $2.00
Pollock Water Park opens June 4th for the season. Starting June 9th, they are open from 12 – 8pm everyday with lap swim and waterwalking available (all ages) in the lazy river from 10:45-11:45am. They also offer special programs and events, see their website for more details: http://www2.ci.oshkosh.wi.us/parks/pollock_community_water_park/