It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Tosa so it should come as no surprise that we’re big fans of the Hoyt Park Pool & Splash Pad, AKA Tosa Pool. A couple years ago we took the plunge and got our membership passes and we haven’t looked back.
As one of the bigger pools in the Milwaukee area, Hoyt Park Pool & Splash Pad is fantastic for the entire family! They have a zero-depth water area on one side of the pool that has water sprayers, small slides, a big water dump bucket and fountain sprayers in the area. Then, the other side of the pool has a larger water slide and diving boards for the bigger kids.
While the area for smaller kids is a zero-depth, many of the kids still wear floaties. My pictures here are a little deceiving because you can’t tell that in these photos. If you have a kid that’s not really comfortable in water or a strong swimmer, I’d highly recommend that they wear a floatie. On a weekend day, it can get pretty crowded and I always lean on the more cautious side. Noah wears his floatie 90% of the time because it’s just safer.
There is also a large sand play area with water sprayers, sand diggers and lots of other sand toys. We’ve actually gone to the pool just to play in the sand area in the past!
New in 2019, they’ve also added a pool-side climbing wall and a variety of different deck-side games like foosball and bag toss.
Open swim hours:
Parent/Tot: Monday – Friday: 9AM – 11AM (Zero-depth area and is for children aged 6 and under)
Monday – Thursday: 12PM – 4:30PM
Fridays: 12PM – 6PM
Saturdays/Holidays: 11AM – 6PM
Sundays: 11AM – 5PM and Member Exclusive 6PM-8MP
Tuesday & Thursday Evenings: 6PM – 8PM
Daytime Open Swim: $8
Evening Open Swim: $5
Parent/Tot Time (9 – 11 AM): $5
Children age 2 and under: Free
They also offer a membership – which we find to work best for our family. The family membership is $255 and you can also add on a caregiver pass for an additional $50. This is especially nice for families with caregivers, nannies or grandparents for the summer. Individual memberships are $90. Kids ages 2 and under are free. If you only have one little one, under the age of two, it definitely makes more sense to do individual memberships. That’s what we did our first year.
Admittedly, we probably don’t make it to the pool as much as we would like to in order to get the most out of our membership but we still think it’s worth it and have a blast enjoying Hoyt Park Pool all summer long! The main benefits of the membership pass include:
- Member only Sunday nights from 6-8PM – featuring a new water obstacle course
- Special member-only events
- Extended lap swim hours (but beware, the lanes fill quickly!)
- 10% discount on parties and bookings at The Grand Hall at The Landing
- Our personal favorite: early entry into the pool for daytime swim! This is, by far, the best benefit in our opinion. We keep our membership for this reason and this reason alone! On the weekends, it’s a major bonus to get into the pool an hour early to enjoy that time before lunchtime and to also get “first dibs” on chairs before the pool gets super crowded. On hot summer days, this is so worth it!
Hoyt Park Pool (Tosa Pool) opens for the season Memorial Day weekend and remains open through Labor Day.
I hope to see you out at the pool this summer, soaking up some rays and having fun with the kiddos!