It’s a bit chilly these days, but it will be warm soon enough — and time to dive into Grobschmidt Pool behind South Milwaukee City Hall.
The pool opens Saturday, June 15, weather permitting. Hours are 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. seven days a week and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Learn more here.
Update: Here is more information on what could be 19 heat-related deaths in the state since July 1, including one one in South Milwaukee.
As temperatures soar to near 100 degrees and a heat advisory kicks in, South Milwaukee’s Grobschmidt Pool will be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday.
Learn more here.
This is in addition to the pool’s normal hours: 12:30 t0 4:30 p.m. daily and 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
See all pool hours here … and don’t forget to check on the elderly and others who are susceptible to the heat. Consequences can be tragic.
With the heat advisory issued for Thursday – and the heat index expected to soar into the low 100s – please be careful as you head out. Stay cool.
Here are a few local notes on the heat …
- The South Milwaukee Downtown Market will occur as scheduled, from 3 to 7 p.m., on Thursday. But we have cancelled the outdoor music.
- The South Milwaukee Public Library and Grobschmidt Senior Center are cooling sites for South Milwaukee and are open to the general public in a health emergency. The library is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. today and 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday. The senior center is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday. Those hours may be extended if necessary.
- The Grobschmidt Pool is open from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 :30 p.m. Thursday.
Remember that the elderly, infants and young children, persons with chronic health problems and people on medication for mental health conditions are most susceptible to heat-related health effects. Please pay special attention to people who may be isolated or unable to recognize the effects of extreme heat.
Here are additional tips from the Milwaukee County Heat Task Force, of which South Milwaukee Health Administrator Jacqueline Ove is a member.
- Stay out of the sun, avoid strenuous outdoor activities and seek cooling in buildings with AC. Basements are also generally cooler than upper floor of buildings.
- Showers, baths and cool rags can also provide relief.
- Drink plenty of water and avoid beverages containing alcohol or caffeine (2-4 glasses per hour).
- Wear loose-fitting light colored clothing.
- Check frequently on elderly relatives and neighbors or those individuals homebound or isolated.
- Do not leave young children or pets in cars for even a few minutes.
I’ll keep you posted when I get more updates.
With highs in the 90s expected, Milwaukee County is extending the hours of a number of pools this week.
That includes Grobschmidt Pool in South Milwaukee, which will now be open from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday this week. The pool is already open on Tuesdays and Thursdays during that time, as well as 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily.
Learn more in this Journal Sentinel story on the Milwaukee County Parks website.
If you’re thinking about beating the heat with a dip in South Milwaukee’s Grobschmidt Pool, it will have to wait until next weekend.
Grobchmidt Pool, along with other outdoor pools in the Milwaukee County Parks System, is scheduled to open on Saturday, June 16.
Hours will be 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. daily and also 5:30 to 7:30 Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Learn more and see rates on the county’s website. Grobschmidt Pool is located at 2600 16th Ave., behind City Hall.