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 This week in the Parks:  March 27 - April 2, 2017
Work for The Parks! Visit our job fairs, March 24 & 25

Parks Dept to Hire Nearly 200 Seasonal Workers!
Complete an on-line application and join us this summer!

Great Train Robbery - Garden Train Show at The Domes

The Great Train Robbery - Garden Train Show at The Domes  - FINAL WEEK!
See G-scale trains on four sets of tracks crisscrossing the miniaturized landscape of the Wild West. The show will be on view through April 2 in the Show Dome of the Mitchell Park Domes

The Domes - Open Thursday Nights

mARTch Madness at The Domes
A one-night gallery event featuring local artists working in a variety of media will showing their art. Highlighting the night will be a fashion show with costume designs inspired by the three domes.


Garden Without Pain
Join the Friends of Boerner Botnaical Gardens for a class and get your body ready for the gardening season and prevent injury, pain, and stiffness. 


Milwaukee County Winter Farmer's Market Image

Milwaukee Winter Farmer's Market
Shop local vendors at Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory Annex. They offer high quality fruit, vegetables, meat, eggs, poultry, bakery, dairy products, and even global cuisine.

Dog on Walk

Runs, Walks, Bikes
Jr's Pups-N-Stuff Mutt Strut Walk
- South Shore Half Marathon

- 2017 Parks Race Guide


Buy your 2017 Dog Exercise Area Permits
Enjoy the Dog Exercise Areas in the parks—where you and your human can run free! The 2017 Tags are available for purchase online or at these locations!

Disc Golf in Milwaukee County Parks

Play Disc Golf 
Buy your 2017 Disc Golf Permit Tags and get ready for the spring season!
The 2017 permits are available for purchase online

 Parks Happenings   
Oak Leaf Trail logo

Temporary Trail Detours
During Zoo-Interchange Project

Please follow detour signage for segments of the Hank Aaron State Trail (closed through Summer '18), as well as segments of the Oak Leaf Trail and Deer Creek Trail (temporary alternating closures through Fall '17). Closures are due to the reconstruction of the I-94 bridge over Underwood Creek.
During Installation of Storm Sewer Outfall in Hart Park
Beginning 3/28/17, please follow detour signage when on the Oak Leaf Trail near Wauwatosa's Hart Park. The detour is expected to continue for about two months.

  Dog Exercise Area Closure

Runway Dog Exercise Area Closure
The DEA will be closed for airport maintenance work April 4 and will reopen at 6:15 a.m. on April 5. The rain date for the closure is April 6. We apologize for the inconvenience. Please visit one of the other DEAs


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

  Parks with Purpose

Parks with Purpose
This Parks campaign brings together two major planning efforts: the 10-Year Parks Master Plan and the 2050 Park & Open Space Plan. The Department is engaging the community in the process. 


Lake Park Bridge and Ravine Road
The Lake Park bridge above Ravine Road is open to pedestrian-only traffic. Ravine Road is closed until further notice. 

  Pursuing Excellence: CAPRA

 Pursuing Excellence: CAPRA Accreditation 2018
To sustain and strengthen the legacy of the Milwaukee County Park System, we strive to join the elite one percent—the group of agencies that have earned the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies accreditation.
Also see the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan

Ravine Restoration in Warnimont Park
On the east side of South Lake Drive, north of Ramsey, restoration work has been completed. Please stay out of areas where vegetation is being established.


Service Projects
Eagle Projects

Boy Scouts earn the highest rank by completing projects in the Parks.

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

Bridge Recontruction in Whitnall Park
Two parkway bridges on either side of College Ave (just west of 92 St) are under construction. Please follow detour signs. All areas of the Park/Botanical Gardens remain accessible.


Milwaukee River, South of the Estabrook Dam
Rethink / Renew logo

 - KK River Parkway Reconstruction: South 76 Street to West Cleveland Avenue
 - Menomonee River Parkway Renewal
 - Johnsons Park
 - Dineen Park Master Plan




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

DO NOT MOVE firewood out of the quarantine counties.

  • Buy firewood near camp sites or from a state-certified firewood vendor. See the vendor list
  • Learn the signs of EAB infestation at
  • Report ash trees showing signs of infestation. Call the EAB hotline at 1-800-462-2803 or email






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