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Swimming Pool and Splash Pad

Blue Mound State Park

The Blue Mound State Park pool and splash pad is closed for the 2023 season and will reopen Memorial Day weekend 2024.
Swimming Pool

One of the most popular attractions at Blue Mound State Park between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the 1,950-square-foot swimming pool and outdoor-themed splash pad. Visitors enjoy cooling off on hot summer days in the heated pool - warmed to 80 degrees. The pool has a minimum depth of 3 feet and a maximum depth of 4 feet.

The pool is equipped with an ADA lift chair for those in need of assistance. The lift is powered by water pressure and designed for self- or assisted use. The chair automatically turns 180 degrees for easy deck and wheelchair accessibility.

Bathrooms, showers and a changing area are available. Lockers for your belongings are also available, but please bring your own lock if you need to lock secure items. No lifeguards are on duty. Children under the age of 16 need to be accompanied and supervised by an adult at all times. For more information about pool and splash pad rules, please see below.

2023 Operating Dates and Hours

The pool and splash pad operate between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends on certain days of the week. Occasionally the pool may close due to weather or other unforeseeable circumstances, please call ahead for more information at 608-437-5711.

June 10 through Sept. 4, 2023

Beginning Saturday, June 10, the pool and splash pad is open daily through Labor Day.

  • Friday and Saturday, open from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. 
  • Sunday through Thursday, open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Daily Fees

  • Ages 2-17: $2
  • Ages 18 & older: $3

Season Pass

  • Ages 2-17: $30
  • Ages 18 & older: $45

Pool and Splash Pad Rules

  1. There are no lifeguards on duty. 
  2. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied and supervised by an adult 18 years of age or older.
  3. Do not enter the pool or splash pad if you have a communicable disease or an open cut.
  4. Do not drink the water in the pool or splash pad. 
  5. Food and coolers are not allowed. Do not bring food, drink, gum, tobacco, glass or animals into the pool and splash pad area.
  6. Shower before entering the pool or splash pad and after use of toilet facilities.
  7. Proper swim attire is required. Denim and suits with rivets, buckles or zippers are not permitted.
  8. Do not run, dive or engage in rough play in the pool and splash pad area.
  9. Remember to be respectful and share the space with others at all times.
  10. Non-toilet-trained children must wear swim diapers. Diaper changing on the pool deck is prohibited.
  11. Parents need to take children to the restroom often. Pollution of the pool and splash pad area causes unhealthy conditions.
  12. Inflatable equipment such as inner tubes, water wings, floating lounge chairs or swimsuits with built-in flotation is not allowed in the pool or splash pad. Life jackets are allowed if they are United States Coast Guard (USCG)-approved. Type 1 or Type 2 lifejackets, and Type V(5) “puddle jumpers” are acceptable.
  13. Guests less than 48 inches tall, weak or non-swimmers should wear a life jacket. Any child wearing a life jacket must be supervised by an adult within an arm's reach while in the pool. Staff may lend out courtesy USCG-approved life jackets on a first-come, first-served basis. Life jackets must remain at the pool.
  14. Bikes and any recreational wheel-based methods of transportation are prohibited in the pool and splash pad area.
  15. Guests with physical challenges should see the attendant for assistance. Wheelchairs and other devices can be utilized for access to the pool and splash pad.

Pool and splash pad patrons must obey all posted rules and any other staff directions as given. These rules are in place for the safety and enjoyment of all guests. Park staff have the authority to enforce all rules both written and verbally given. Any violations may result in eviction from the pool area.