Hoyt Park Pool to reopen Saturday
The long-closed Hoyt Park Pool comes back to life Saturday, with the grand opening of a new state-of-the-art Tosa Pool that features a zero-depth entrance, water slides, lap swimming and a sand play area.
County Executive Chris Abele will be on hand for the opening ceremony at 10:30 a.m.
The $11 million project was privately funded and will be operated privately by the Friends of Hoyt Park & Pool, though it will be staffed by Milwaukee County lifeguards and maintained by county staff.
The old pool at 1800 Swan Blvd. was built in 1939 and remained popular, but was closed in 2003 after a severe water leak developed. The Tosa Foundation spearheaded a fund drive to replace the old pool and got a major boost in 2007 with a $4 million grant from Wauwatosa native John Morgridge and his wife, Tashia. Morgridge is the former chairman of Cisco Systems, a California-based high-tech firm.
"Thanks to the partnership between generous donors and the county, residents will once again enjoy a water park that's easily accessible and offers great summer fun," Abele said.
Daily admission charges are $7 for adult county residents and $9 for non-residents. Evening swimming fees are $4 for county adult residents and $5 for non-residents. Season passes are $75 for individuals and $225 for families who live in Milwaukee County and $100 and $300 for people living outside the county.