Milwaukee County Parks

Access from Watertown Plank Road was permanently closed on January 6th, 2014
Parks Administration Building will accessible 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. 

Read more about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Zoo Interchange Project.


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FootGolf Comes to Milwaukee - Starts May 2, 2014 
New this year! Come play this soccer and golf combo game at one of our courses!
 - 18-Hole Course at Lincoln Park - Reservations: (414) 475-6222 or Online
9-hole Course at Doyne Park - First come, first served
Read more about FootGolf in Milwaukee County Parks

Weekends in the Parks  -  April 25-27, 2014

Golf Courses Are Open 
Check our Course Conditions page for information.
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Help us improve with these online surveys:
 - Parks Use & Interests Survey
 - Help Plan For Your Parks Future

Arbor Day at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Friday, April 25, from 10 a.m.-Noon
Commemorate Arbor Day with the planting of two new trees and a walk in Boerner's Arboretum. First 100 people receive a free oak sapling!


Earth Day Celebration at Gordon Park
Friday, April 25, from 5-7 p.m.
Free event Sponsored by Great Waters Group of the Sierra Club. Taste local foods, learn about community programs, make recycled art, and more!

Family Frog Frolic
Friday, April 25, from 7-9 p.m.
Hop over to Wehr Nature Center for an evening celebrating frogs. Meet some Wisconsin amphibians and stroll out to the pond to listen for spring sounds.


The Great American Cleanup
Community Kick-off in Mitchell Park
Saturday, April 26, from 8:30 a.m.-Noon
Help spring-clean your Parks with Keep Greater Milwaukee Beautiful (KGMB)!

Green Living Festival
Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Enjoy demonstrations, talks, Kohl's Wild Theater Performances, and activities for the kids —all centered on healthy strategies and sustainability at The Domes.


MMSD Medicine Collection Day
Behind The Domes in Mitchell Park
Saturday, April 26, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Drop off unwanted, expired or unused prescription drugsThe collection is free and anonymous. 


In Celebration of Earth Day
Sunday, April 27, from 1-4 p.m.
An afternoon filled with family friendly activities at Wehr Nature Center​. Spring hikes, typewriter “Type-In”, crafts from recycled materials, Kohl's Wild Theater Performance at 2pm, and book signings at 3pm.


Milwaukee RiverKeeper River Cleanup
Saturday, April 26, from 9 a.m.-Noon
Over 50 sites throughout Greater Milwaukee are hosting cleanups to keep our waterways healthy.

Wisconsin Habitats: It starts with soil
Saturday, April 26 at 1 p.m.

Join the Lake Park Friends for a presentation about how your soil impacts what grows naturally or what will thrive in your home landscape.


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

 - Lake Park

spring flowers at The Domes

Irish Spring - Spring Floral Show
Through May 26, 2014 at The Domes
The Domes spring show presents the Irish countryside, filled with daffodils, tulips, and hyacinths—and fairies and leprechauns hiding among the flowers.


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

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


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 on Saturdays at 8:30 a.m.

Indoor Pools
Head to one of our two indoor pools at Noyes Park or Pulaski Park for open swim, lap swim, water exercise classes, or just for fun!


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

Top Picks for Upcoming Events

Grand Opening of Bay View Dog Exercise Area
Leash-Cutting Thursday, May 8 at 4:30 p.m.

New off-leash dog exercise area is opening in Bay View at East Lincoln Avenue and South Bay Street—a partnership between the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County Parks. Get your permit now!


Help Plan For Your Parks Future
Learn more about Milwaukee County Parks 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Review the presentation and provide feedback with our online surveys. Comments taken until April 30.

Classes & Programs at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Learn at a variety of classes and programs from the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens: 

 - Adult Education Classes
- Family Workshops
- Young Gardeners Program
- Stroller Rolls
- Wednesday Garden Walks


Oak Leaf Discovery Tour
Begins May 1st
Join The Park People for the 3rd Annual Passport Tour and discover your parks and the Oak Leaf Trail! Purchase your passport, start collecting stamps and keywords, and be eligible to win prizes at the end of summer!


Feast Among the Flowers Dinner Fundraiser
Saturday, May 3, from 6-8 p.m.
Help us celebrate spring and raise funds for the Friends of Wehr’s Accessibility Capital Project. Enjoy a delicious dinner, taste wine, beer and desserts, browse the silent auction and vote for you favorite wildflower. Pre-registration required by May 1st.

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

 - Lake Park

 - Grant Park
 - Kletzsch Park
 - Jacobus Park
 - Doctors 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
Learn about the design and presentations. Comments were taken through February 19, 2014, and will be posted when available.

They're Back! Dinos Under Glass
May 3 - November 2, 2014 at The Domes
Experience the dinosaurs in the Tropical Dome.  Stand in a dinosaur footprint, learn about fossils, and see plants that were part of the dinosaur landscape millions of years ago!


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

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!


Runs, Walks & Biking
 - Strides Against Breast Cancer
 - Walk MS 

 - Run or Dye 5K

 - Life-A-Thon

 - Run Like A Mother

 - The Chocolate 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.



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