10+ Outdoor Swimming Pools near the Fox Cities to Enjoy this Summer!

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We’ve rounded up the outdoor swimming pools in the Fox Valley for the summer and included hours, and opening and closing dates! Grab your towel and sunscreen and head to one of these fun spots for swimming! Summer in Wisconsin never seems long enough, so don’t delay!

PS… We threw in the man-made lakes, Marble and Plamann Park have fun inflatables for a change of pace from regular swimming pools and Pollock Pool in Oshkosh is a scaled-down waterpark complete with splash buckets and a lazy river!

Swimming Pools in Appleton

Erb Pool, Appleton

Erb Pool is not far from Downtown Appleton and was completely rebuilt in 2018 along with extensive playground updates. There are lots of Adirondack chairs and loungers for when you’re not in the pool as well as grassy areas to spread out a blanket or towel. The zero-depth play area, leisure pool, full-size swimming pool, and twisty slides make this pool a great destination for families with kids of various ages.

Parking can get a little dicey at peak times, so be prepared to walk a block or more. There’s a lot of parking on the street aside from the parking lots. If you arrive at opening, expect to wait in a line on nice days, if you have a season pass, it goes a lot faster though!

GVK Pro-Pool Fan Tip: Appleton residents can buy a discounted year pass for the outdoor and indoor pools until May each year.

  • Address: 1800 North Morrison Street, Appleton, WI
  • Everything we love about Erb Park and Pool!
  • Open Swim Hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 1 – 8 pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 1 – 6:50 pm
    • Saturday and Sunday: 1 – 7 pm
  • 2022 Season: June 3 – August 21, 2022
    • *Erb Pool will be closed June 18-19 and July 8-10 due to scheduled swim meets.  
  • Current Admission Prices
  • Pool Features:
    • Zero depth entry
    • Body slide terminating in runouts
    • Tot slide
    • 25-foot slide tower
    • Water basketball
    • Shade & sun turf
    • Concessions patio
    • 1M springboard

Mead Pool, Appleton

There are a lot of great reasons to love Mead Pool! It is usually a little quieter than Erb Pool and has lots of grassy and shady areas to relax outside of the water. There is a fun twisty slide that usually has a very short line along with two heights of diving boards. The zero-depth entry are is quite large and offers a lot of room for families with younger children to play in the water.

  • Address: 1430 East John Street, Appleton, WI
  • Open Swim Hours:
    • Monday and Wednesday: 1 – 6:50 pm
    • Tuesday and Thursday: 12 – 8 pm
    • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: 12 – 7 pm
  • 2022 Season: June 3 – August 21, 2022
  • Current Admission Prices
  • Pool Features:
    • Zero-depth entry with water geysers, water mushroom, and spray rings
    • 25-meter lap lanes
    • 1-meter diving board
    • 3-meter diving board
    • Heated pool at 80-82 degrees
    • Open flume water slide
    • Concessions patio and snack bar featuring pizza, ice cream, slushies, and more
    • Grass seating area
    • Sand play area
    • Volleyball
Doyle Pool Little Chute
Photo Credit: Little Chute Parks, Recreation and Forestry

Swimming Pools in Little Chute

Doyle Pool, Little Chute

Doyle Pool in Little Chute is a community pool with a unique feature for littles—a heated wading pool! You’ll also find a high dive here and a flume-style water slide for adventurous older kids. There’s plenty of deck space for relaxing and a concessions stand if you get snacky.

  • Address: 100 Van Buren Street, Little Chute, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Friday: 1 to 4:30 pm & 6:30 to 8:00 pm 
    • Saturday & Sunday: 1:00 to 5:30 pm 
  • Season: June 4 – August 20, 2022 
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features:
    • small heated children’s wading pool
    • large heated pool with a shallow and deep end
    • two low-diving boards and one high-diving board
    • single-flume water slide
    • concession stand
  • Check their website for 2022 information about season passes, Covid procedures, and more.

Swimming Pools in Kaukauna

Kaukauna Pool, Kaukauna

Kaukauna Pool is close to their downtown and it is heated! There is a parking lot and street parking available. At the pool, you’ll find a sandy volleyball court, lots of chairs for lounging, and a zero-depth entry play area for little swimmers. This pool will be getting an update in the coming years and has an open survey to collect information from the community.  

  • Address: 607 Dodge Street, Kaukauna, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 12:45 – 4:45 pm, 6:45 – 8:15p
    • Friday: 1 – 5 pm, 5:30 – 7:00 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 1 – 5 pm
  • Season: June 3 – August 21, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features:
    • Heated pool
    • Waterslide
    • In pool water play attractions
    • Zero depth entry
    • Lap lane One 3 meter, one 1 meter, and one half meter
    • diving board
    • Sand volleyball court
    • Lounge chairs
    • Concession stand (candy, ice cream, popcorn, pop)
    • Lockers
    • Privacy changing cubicles
    • Off-street parking and bike racks 
Menasha Swimming Pool
Menasha Pool at Jefferson Park

Swimming Pools in Menasha

Menasha Swimming Pool (Jefferson Park), Menasha

Menasha’s public swimming pool is a fun spot of younger kids in particular to swim. It has features that your bigger kids will love like slides, diving boards, and concessions stand. But, there are some things at this pool that you will not find at other city pools: an inflatable toy section, heated water, and zero-depth entry and play area perfect for littles ages 2 – 6.

  • Address: 915 Third Street, Menasha, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 6 – 9 am, 1 – 5:00 pm & 6:15 – 7:45 pm
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 6 – 9 am & 1 – 5 pm
    • Saturday: 6 – 9 am & 12:30 – 7 pm
    • Sunday: 12 – 7:30 pm
  • Season: June 4 – August 14, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates (page 18)
  • Pool Features: 
    • Kids’ Discovery fountain & enhanced zero-depth deck area for ages 2-6
    • 201-foot water slide & drop slide
    • Heated pool water
    • Inflatable toy section
    • Zero-depth (beach) entry
    • Sand volleyball court
    • Expansive sun deck
    • Special Pool Parties Throughout the Summer (page 19)
Neenah Pool
Neenah Pool, Photo Credit: City of Neenah City of Neenah | Recreation Park/Neenah Pool

Swimming Pools in Neenah

Neenah Pool, Neenah

Neenah’s public swimming pool has something special that you will not find at other local pools. The location—you can swim and relax here in view of the lake! It is almost a beach day with the comforts of a pool. You’ll also find a flume slide, a water slide, and fun features for little kids like a splashing fountain and sand play area designed with toddlers in mind. 

  • Address: 600 South Park Avenue, Neenah, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Friday: 1 – 8 pm
    • Saturday & Sunday: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Season: June 4 – August 20, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates (page 25)
  • Pool Features: 
    • Heater pool water with lap lanes
    • Zero depth wading & swimming area
    • Tot sand play area
    • 131-foot Flume water slide
    • Drop slide in deep well
    • Splashing fountain
    • Sand volleyball, tetherball, & ping pong

Swimming Pools in Oshkosh

Pollock Community Water Park, Oshkosh

Pollock Community Water Park is a true gem! The affordable admission and features of the park make it a budget-friendly destination with no shortage of opportunities for fun. There’s a lazy river, a fun play area complete with big tipping buckets, large slides to go down in tubes, diving boards, and sandy areas to play. Put a visit on your family’s summer bucket list!

  • Address: 1550 Taft Avenue, Oshkosh, WI
  • Open Daily: 12 – 7 pm
    • Tot Time and Lazy River Walking 10 – 11:30 am
  • Season: June 8 – August 19, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features: 
    • Kiddie area with tipping water buckets
    • Lazy river with waterfalls
    • Two large slides
    • Inner tube slides
    • Splash pad
    • Water basketball
    • Diving board
    • Sandy area
Colburn Pool
Colburn Pool, Green Bay | Photo Credit: City of Green Bay

Swimming Pools in Green Bay

Colburn Pool, Green Bay

  • Address: 1025 S Fisk St, Green Bay, WI
  • Hours: 
    • Open Monday – Thursday: 12 – 7 pm
    • Friday – Sunday: 12 – 6 pm
  • Season: June 11 – August 21, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features:
    • 1 small “buck” board
    • 2-one meter diving boards
    • 3 feet in the shallow end
    • Coin-operated lockers
    • Concessions
    • Designated lap swim area
    • Large Swimming Area (heated)
    • Off-Street parking, bike racks, chairs
    • Water basketball hoop
Joannes Aquatic Center
Joannes Aquatic Center, Green Bay | Photo Credit: City of Green Bay

Joannes Aquatic Center, Green Bay

  • Address: 205 S. Baird St., Green Bay, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 12 – 7 pm
    • Friday – Sunday: 12 – 6 pm
  • Season: June 11 – August 21, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features: 
    • Two, 23-foot high water slides plus a super steep drop slide
    • Shallow wading areas
    • Kiddy slide
    • Water fountains
    • Diving board
    • Lounge chairs
Resch Aquatic Center, Green Bay
Resch Aquatic Center, Green Bay | Photo Credit: City of Green Bay

Resch Aquatic Center, Green Bay

  • Address: 1058 Reed Street, Green Bay, WI
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 12 – 7 pm
    • Friday – Sunday: 12 – 6 pm
  • Season: June 11 – August 21, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features:
    • Diving, springboard
    • Climbing wall
    • Two, 30-foot high water slides
    • Sandy play area for toddlers
Plamann Park Lake Appleton
Plamann Park Lake, Appleton

Public Beaches in the Fox Cities

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Plamann Park Lake, Appleton

This manmade lake is located within Plamann Park, making it easy to plan a fun day with a hike on trails, disc golf, visiting the petting farm or playgrounds, and then following up with a swim to end the day. In addition to a sandy beach area and fun slides, Plamann Park Lake offers an adventure for kids 7 and older with a water inflatables obstacle area. You can also pack in any snacks or lunch for a picnic, just make sure that nothing is in glass!

  • Address: 1375 E Broadway Dr, Appleton, WI
  • Open Daily: 11 am  – 7 pm
  • Season: June 4 – August 20, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features:
    • sandy beach
    • Inflatables
    • carry-ins allowed, no glass or alcohol 

Sunset Beach, Kimberly

Sunset Beach in Kimberly is a man-made lake with a large sandy beach, an extensive grassy area with lots of shade, and a small playground area lakeside. There are a lot of areas to play in shallow water and so much space for building sandcastles, smaller slides with ladders to access the lake, as well as a fun diving well and drop slide. There is a large parking lot adjacent to the pool. 

  • Address: 1010 Fulcer Ave., Kimberly, WI
  • Open Daily: 12 – 7 pm
  • Season: June 4 – August 14, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features: 
    • Sandy beach with extensive shallow water area
    • Diving well featuring a drop slide
    • Shallow water slides
    • Low and high diving boards
    • Splashing fountain
    • Sand volleyball court

Arthur Marble Park Beach, Winneconne

This beach has a shallow sandy entrance, fun inflatables, and a diving platform for stronger swimmers. This beach is a fun spot for families to play and features free swim nights throughout the summer and hosts a movie night at the beach. There’s an interesting and unique historical museum next door to the beach with free admission to explore that features a schoolhouse, extensive doll collection, and a riverboat. 

  • Address: 6 South 6th Street, Winneconne, WI
  • Season: June 3 – August 21, 2022
  • Hours:
    • Monday – Thursday: 12 – 5 pm
    • Wednesday, Friday- Sunday: 12 – 7  pm
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features: 
    • shallow entry
    • sandy beach
    • diving platform
    • Inflatables
    • Free swim nights, and movie at the beach night

Ashwaubomay Lake, Green Bay

  • Address: 2881 South Broadway Drive, Ashwaubenon, WI
  • Open Daily: 11 am – 6 pm
  • Season:  June 10 – August 19, 2022
  • Current Admission Rates
  • Pool Features: 
    • Zero-depth entry sand beach
    • 1 & 3-meter diving boards
    • Tube slide
    • Sand & water playground equipment
    • Sand volleyball court
    • Sun arbors and picnic areas

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