UW-Milwaukee Klotsche Center

UW-Milwaukee Klotsche Center

Directions to UW-Milwaukee Klotsche Center
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
UW-Milwaukee Klotsche Center
3409 North Downer Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53211
(414) 229-3914
Klotsche Center Loading Dock

From Downtown Milwaukee

  • From I-43 or I-94 heading toward downtown take I-794 East to the Lakefront exit.
  • Turn LEFT on Lincoln Memorial Drive and head North
  • Take Lincoln Memorial to the top of the hill where it intersects with North Lake Dr. (At this point Lincoln Memorial Drive becomes Kenwood Blvd.)
  • Continue on Kenwood Blvd. for five blocks.
  • At the intersection of Kenwood Blvd. and Downer Ave. turn RIGHT onto Downer Ave.
  • Continue North on Downer Ave. until it intersects with Newport Ave.

The Klotsche Center will be on the LEFT-hand side of the street.

When You Arrive

Our staff will let you know whether your class will meet at the loading dock or if you will enter through the main entrance glass doors off from Downer. Students entering through the loading dock will meet our staff at the overhead door to the left of the main entrance.

All UW-Milwaukee students should use the main entrance. You will need to present your student ID to gain entrance to the facility. If you are not a UWM student and not a Klotsche Center member, announce yourself as a student in the scuba class at the Information Desk when using the main entrance. Follow the signs to the locker rooms once you are admitted and make your way to the pool. We will meet on the deck at the deep end.


Parking is available along Downer Avenue or the surrounding blocks. You can also park in the Klotsche Center parking structure just to the north or in in the lot immediately in front of the building. You will need to use Parkmobile or the machine facing the Klotsche Center to pay for parking if you park in the lot in front of the building. Using Parkmobile requires installing the Parkmobile app on your mobile phone to make your payment. See the UW-Milwaukee Parkmobile Help Center for more information.

IMPORTANT: All students must bring their scuba gear, PADI log book, and a swimming suit and towel.