Aquatic Facilities Study

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Milwaukee County Parks is pleased to be kicking off an a systemwide Aquatics Study and wants to hear user opinions about existing facilities, as well as what the community would like to see into the future.

INTRODUCTION

Milwaukee County Parks currently owns and operates two (2) indoor deep-well pools, three (3) outdoor aquatic parks, eight (8) outdoor pools, one (1) privately operated outdoor pool, seven (7) splashpads, twenty-five (25) wading pools, and several beaches that have been historically used for swimming.

The last Aquatic Facilities Study was adopted in 2002 and was intended to be a guide for Park’s aquatics facilities to become operationally self-sustaining, and to progressively reduce the reliance on the tax levy by containing costs and increasing usage. Twenty years have passed since the last in-depth study and Parks have experienced a steady decline in funding and staffing, and an updated inventory and study are necessary for the department to plan for aquatic investments in the future.

There have been advancements in recreational trends that need to be examined, and the County’s continually reduced financial capacity, poses hard choices for Parks to consider. As part of the Analysis phase, this public outreach component will evaluate community opinion on aquatic facilities and services as well as necessary tax levy support.

Please Take Our Survey, which will be open until the end of June!

Milwaukee County Parks Aquatic Facilities Study Survey (surveymonkey.com)


OBJECTIVEAssess the current program and facilities through public outreach in an effort to plan for future aquatic investments.

KEY TARGET AUDIENCEResidents in Milwaukee County who currently utilize and do not utilize the aquatic facilities.

TEAM
Our consultant team composed of Bloom Companies (Bloom), Ballard King (B*K), and Water Technologies, Inc (WTI) will lead all public engagement under the guidance of Milwaukee County.

METHODOLOGYAs an effort to reach the full potential of residents in the County who are currently utilizing and do not utilize the aquatic facilities, we propose a 3-step methodology approach – Inform and Consult | Organically Engage | Evaluate and Advise.


See the Map of Existing Facilities link for current inventory by location.

For additional information, select links to Milwaukee County - File Numbers: 20-186 and 21-792C (legister.com).


Milwaukee County Parks is pleased to be kicking off an a systemwide Aquatics Study and wants to hear user opinions about existing facilities, as well as what the community would like to see into the future.

INTRODUCTION

Milwaukee County Parks currently owns and operates two (2) indoor deep-well pools, three (3) outdoor aquatic parks, eight (8) outdoor pools, one (1) privately operated outdoor pool, seven (7) splashpads, twenty-five (25) wading pools, and several beaches that have been historically used for swimming.

The last Aquatic Facilities Study was adopted in 2002 and was intended to be a guide for Park’s aquatics facilities to become operationally self-sustaining, and to progressively reduce the reliance on the tax levy by containing costs and increasing usage. Twenty years have passed since the last in-depth study and Parks have experienced a steady decline in funding and staffing, and an updated inventory and study are necessary for the department to plan for aquatic investments in the future.

There have been advancements in recreational trends that need to be examined, and the County’s continually reduced financial capacity, poses hard choices for Parks to consider. As part of the Analysis phase, this public outreach component will evaluate community opinion on aquatic facilities and services as well as necessary tax levy support.

Please Take Our Survey, which will be open until the end of June!

Milwaukee County Parks Aquatic Facilities Study Survey (surveymonkey.com)


OBJECTIVEAssess the current program and facilities through public outreach in an effort to plan for future aquatic investments.

KEY TARGET AUDIENCEResidents in Milwaukee County who currently utilize and do not utilize the aquatic facilities.

TEAM
Our consultant team composed of Bloom Companies (Bloom), Ballard King (B*K), and Water Technologies, Inc (WTI) will lead all public engagement under the guidance of Milwaukee County.

METHODOLOGYAs an effort to reach the full potential of residents in the County who are currently utilizing and do not utilize the aquatic facilities, we propose a 3-step methodology approach – Inform and Consult | Organically Engage | Evaluate and Advise.


See the Map of Existing Facilities link for current inventory by location.

For additional information, select links to Milwaukee County - File Numbers: 20-186 and 21-792C (legister.com).


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Why do YMCA pools have one lifeguard, but Pulaski pool has multiple guards or it closes..

MaryBski 6 months ago

Medicare Renew Active allows me to use private fitness centers including YMCA. Unfortunately places with pools have closed. Want to use Pulaski Pool under Medicare Advantage Program. It would mean federal $s pay my entrance fee. Why hasn't the county made these arrangements. Also, the pool should have longer hours and lifeguards should not be moved to outdoor facilities in summer .

MaryBski 6 months ago

The county pools have been a source of exercise, recreation, and cooling for our family for the last 40 years. They’re an indispensable resource we appreciate, use, and will continue to support. Maintenance of current facilities is essential. Because it’s a county resource, I think fee increases should be as only a last ditch effort. Increasing fees will reduce access to folks who don’t have other aquatic resources.

Agnescborden 10 months ago

I took the survey last week. I hope to attend one of your meetings next week. I use Pulaski pool 2 or 3 times week. I am 77 and this is my exercise routine. I cannot do outdoor pools. Please keep at least one of the indoor pools open all year round. You should honor the people that use your pools all year. Thanks you.

Marilyn L Schrader 10 months ago
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