Milwaukee County Parks

Driveway access from Watertown Plank Road was permanently closed on January 6th, 2014

Access to the Parks Administration building will be from Discovery Parkway, the north/south road running between Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard. The building address will not change. GPS units may not reflect the new access. 
Get Directions to Parks Administration
View the map detail for more access information.

In addition to this permanent driveway closure, there will also be widespread closures of Watertown Plank Road.
Read more about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Zoo Interchange Project.


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spring flowers, golf, fishing, bicycling, little league

Weekends in the Parks  -  April 18-20, 2014

Golf Courses Are Opening
Stay tuned to our Course Conditions page for course information and openings. Sign up to receive special offers to your email or phone.


Parks Use & Interests Survey
Give us your feedback about how you use your parks with this quick, online survey!

spring flowers at The Domes

Irish Spring - Spring Floral Show
The spring show presents the Irish countryside, filled with daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths—and fairies and leprechauns hiding among the flowers.


Photo with The Bunny

Egg Hunts
Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt -
   LaFollette Park
Egg Hunt - Jackson Park
Egg Hunt - Wisconsin Avenue Park

Easter Family Event -
   Boerner Botanical Gardens

Think Spring & Preorder Your Native Plants!
The Preorder Form for the Mother's Day Native Plant Sale at Wehr Nature Center is now available online!


Friday Fish Fry and Easter Brunch
Celebrate the holiday week with a Friday Fish Fry and Easter Brunch, specially prepared by Zilli Hospitality Group

Get 2014 Dog Exercise Area Permits
Our permit-based areas offer daily or annual admission passes.


Milwaukee County Winter Farmer's Market
“Eat Local Longer” at this indoor market at The Domes. On Saturdays 9am-1pm through April 19, 2014.

Indoor Pools
Head to one of the two indoor pools for open swim, lap swim, water exercise classes, or just for fun!


Wilsons Warbler

Warbler Walk at Lake Park
Join Paul Hunter for a walk to the best birding spots for viewing spring warblers in Lake Park

Top Picks for Upcoming Events

Public Information Meetings
Hales Corners Park

An informational meeting on an outdoor pavilion and associated plans for the Park, April 14, from 5-6:30 p.m. 

Ropes Course in Whitnall Park
An informational meeting on a ropes course in the area of the Ross Lodge in Whitnall Park, April 15, from 5:30-7:30 p.m.


Help Plan For Your Parks Future
Milwaukee County Parks is seeking public input on the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Comment on or before April 30. Review the presentation and provide feedback with our online surveys.

Green Living Festival
Enjoy demonstrations, talks, and activities for the kids—all centered on healthy strategies and sustainability.


Great American Cleanup
Help spring-clean your Parks! Just show up at a public event, or, schedule a special cleanup in your neighborhood park! Learn more!

Become a "weed warrior" in a Park near you!
Help remove invasive species from the parks so that native plants can thrive!

    Earth Day Celebrations
- Gordon Park
- Lake Park

Hike for Health
Come to Wehr Nature Center for hour-long hikes. Meet Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room.


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Menomonee River Parkway Renewal
Comments on design were taken through February 19, 2014. Review of the comments will be posted when available.

Wilsons Warbler

Birding Programs at Wehr Nature Center
Enjoy some of the best birding and meet some of the best birders in the area! Wehr offers workshops for beginners, walks with experts, bird counts and more.


Classes at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Herbs for Health & Nourishment

Open Play Gym at The Sports Complex
Come out and play at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin. A great place to practice and exercise!


Fun Runs
Run with the Badgerland Striders! Train with the best, run with the best, be the best!

Wisconsin Habitats: It starts with the soil
Discover how your soil impacts what grows naturally or what will thrive in your home landscape. Through presentation, displays and "hands on" soil exploration, you'll "dig deep" into your Wisconsin soils!


Runs & Walks
 - Root River Hike / Bike
 - Spring Classic Bike Race
 - March for Babies
 - Sweet Home Milwaukee 5K


 Parks Happenings   

Lake Park Road Reconstruction
Lake Park Road, at the north entrance of Lake Park, will be closed for reconstruction. Some paths in the area may also be closed. Alternate parking is available on Lake Drive and on Lake Park Road at the Newberry Blvd. entrance. Construction is scheduled for completion in late spring 2014.


I-794 Eastbound Exit Ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive to Close Nov. 4-Fall 2015
As part of the Hoan Bridge project, the exit ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive will be closed.
The LMD southbound entrance ramp to I-794 East (Southbound) will also close during this time.
See the WI DOT website for details



Revitalization Plans for Moody Park
Public Information Presentation
See plans and provide feedback from the public presentation from Oct. 10, 2013


Conservation Leadership Corps
Connecting with nature, learning leadership skills, and working as a team.

Oak Leaf Trail Reconstruction:
Underwood Creek Parkway

The Oak Leaf Trail along the Underwood Creek Parkway
from Fairview Avenue south to Washington Avenue—will be closed for reconstruction. See the construction map or detour map 


Emerald Ash Borer
What is it? Is it affecting your trees? How can you help prevent the spread?


Underwood Creek Parkway Closure
(Detour of Hank Aaron State Trail)
Expected closure: Feb. 3-10, 2014
As part of the Zoo Interchange reconstruction project, the HAST detour along Underwood Creek Parkway will be closed. See the map or
learn more about the Zoo Interchange Project.


Eagle Projects
Boy Scouts earn the highest rank by completeing projects in the Parks


Forestry Work & Construction:  
Work to improve safety along the OLT will involve intermittent closures of trail segments with minor rerouting.


Kosciuszko Monument Restoration Documentary
Donations will help MPTV bring the story of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko to Milwaukee public TV viewers.



Become a Partner of the Parks
Build a successful business partnership with the Parks

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Milwaukee County Parks, 9480 Watertown Plank Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226