Written By: Jeni Strom, Marketing and Visitor Services Coordinator
Long summer days are upon us and with temperatures reaching into the upper 80’s, it’s perfect weather to get out and take advantage of the great pools and beaches in our area! Now, I know on some of those hot, muggy days we feel like staying inside the comfort of our air conditioning, but then I remember the -30 winter cold and mountains of snow, and think, near 90 degrees sounds pretty darn good!
For me, being a Door County native, the beach is a summer staple and sand is a must, so I prefer our beach options with my toes in the sand, but a relaxing day sitting pool-side sounds pretty good too. Which ever you prefer, the Fox Cities has plenty of options to offer with fun for the whole family! I’ve put together a short list of some of our area spots and their amenities. A perfect way to get out and play and beat that summer heat!
Plamann Lake – Plamann Park, Grand Chute
Plamann Park, isn’t just a great swimming spot, as a county park they also offer 257 acres of scenic hills and trails, a children’s farm, and disc golf course. Concessions available.
The beach is open June 6 – August 16, Daily 1pm-7pm
0-3 Years: Free
4-15 Years: $2.50
16-64 Years: $3.00
Sunset Beach – Sunset Park, Kimberly
June 6 – August 16, Daily 12pm – 7pm
Infant (Age 0 – 2) – FREE
Child (Age 3 – 5) – $ 2.00
Youth (Age 6 – 17 ) – $ 3.00
Adult (Age 18 – 61 ) – $ 3.50
Senior Citizen (Age 62 & Older) – FREE
Amenities: Sand beach with shallow water area, shallow water slides, a diving well featuring a drop slide, low and high diving boards, and a sand volleyball court. Family Changing Rooms, Sand rinse off area, Lounge and deck chairs, Concession Facility, Carry-ins are permitted, but no alcoholic beverages are allowed.
Inflatable objects and swimming aids are not permitted.
Doyle Park Pool – Little Chute
June 2 – August 16, Mon-Friday 12pm-8pm, Saturday & Sunday 1pm – 5:30pm
*12pm – 1pm is adult swim only
Youth 3 & under Free Free
Child 4 to 17 $2.00
Adult 18 to 59 $3.00
Senior 60 & up $2.00
Amenities: Concession stand, shaded area with tables, lounge and deck chairs, and coin operated lockers in the changing rooms. The facility is staffed by Red Cross certified lifeguards.
Mead Pool – Mead Park, Appleton
June 5 – August 16
Monday – Friday and Sundays 12pm – 8pm
Saturdays 12pm – 6pm
Amenities: Heated pool, Zero depth wading and swimming area, lap lanes always available, In pool water play attractions, Sand volleyball court, Lockers (locks available for rent), 20′ high waterslide (159′ of flume!), Lounge chairs and shade arbors, one 3 meter and one 1 meter diving board, Concessions sold inside and outside of the pool area (hot dogs, hamburgers, candy, ice cream, popcorn, pop, coffee), Off-street parking, bike racks (please bring your own bike lock), Privacy changing cubicles
Large privacy showers, handicap accessible, certified staff.
Erb Pool – Erb Park, Appleton
June 5 – August 16, Click here to view their open swim calendar
Amenities: Heated pools, One 3-meter, one 1-meter and one 1/2-meter diving boards, Two water basketball hoops, drop slide, Lounge chairs and shade furniture available on deck, separate patio area with basketball hoop, Lap lanes always available, vending machines in lobby (ice cream, snacks, beverages), off-street parking, bike racks (please bring your own bike lock), privacy changing cubicles, lockers (locks available for rent at front desk for $.50), pool lift available, certified staff.
Neenah Swimming Pool – Recreation Park, Neenah
June 5 – August 26, 1pm-6pm daily (Season passes available)
Adults (18+) $4, Youth (3-17) & Seniors (55+) $3, 2 and Under FREE
Heated Water, Zero depth wading & swimming area, Lap Lanes Available, Tot sand play area, Sand Volleyball Court, Waterslides, Lounge chairs, tables and umbrellas, Water play feature in zero depth area, Handicapped accessible showers & restrooms, Concessions sold inside & outside of pool, Outside Restroom and Family Changing Room, Lockers rooms, Grassy Areas, Outdoor Ping Pong Table and Tetherball
Jefferson Park Pool – Menasha
June 9 – August 19, Afternoons 1pm-5pm, Evenings 6:15pm-7:45pm
Ages 2 & Under Free
Ages 3-17 $2.50
Ages 18-54 $3.50
Ages 55+ $2.50
Lap Swim $3.50
*Reduced rates for evening sessions