Swimming, like aging gracefully or enjoying dried fruit, requires acceptance of pruney fingers. Willfully wrinkle with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a swim pass good for 12 visits to Milwaukee County Parks' Noyes Pool and Pulaski Pool (up to a $30 value).
Milwaukee County Parks' duo of indoor pools pique fitness year-round with aquatic fitness classes, lap lanes, and recreational swimming. With a 12-visit pass, swimmers can saucily stay fit in Aqua-Zumba sessions, which blast international and Latin beats as subaqueous dance steps amp up the energy of typical pool workouts. Both locations also host traditional water exercise classes, which wield the water's natural resistance and light ankle pulling by Marco Polo to gently test and tone muscles. For independent workouts, patrons can orbit the pool during designated lap-swim hours or take a leisurely dip during the less-structured open swim. The Noyes and Pulaski ponds both boast seven-day schedules flexible enough to accommodate both morning exercisers and glofish hoping to play flashlight tag.
Milwaukee County Parks
Skaters circle around Slice of Ice in Red Arrow Park—part of the Milwaukee County Parks system—amid trees strung with lights and the arched façade of the 1000 North Water Street building. The refrigerated oval rink accommodates 100 skaters at a time, making it ideal for family outings and confusing games of super-hockey. And inside the rink’s warming house, visitors can hide from the chill with a cup of coffee.