NEW ACCESS TO PARKS ADMINISTRATION
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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Shop the Southridge Macy's &
Support Wehr Nature Center
From March 7 to March 31, shop Macy’s Southridge Store and donate at the register, with 100 percent of your donation benefiting Wehr Nature Center.
Gas Lamp Express: Garden Train Show
G-scale trains wind their way along 600 feet of track though a Victorian landscape, in celebration of the industrialized world in the age of steam-powered technology. Ends March 30, 2014
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
Pullin’ o’ the Green
Enjoy Irish brew, stew and music at The Friends of Grant Park's annual Irish Party fund raiser!
Milwaukee County Winter Farmer's Market
“Eat Local Longer” at this indoor market at The Domes. On Saturdays 9am-1pm through April 19, 2014.
Hike Wehr Nature Center
It's time to get outside for a walk through nature. Wehr's trails are among the best in the state!
T-Yarn Scarf Family Workshop
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & learn the steps for making "T-Yarn" - yarn from old t-shirts - scarf at this family-friendly workshop from the Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens
Get 2014 Dog Exercise Area Permits
Our permit-based areas offer daily or annual admission passes.
Runs & Walks
- Irish Jig Jog 5K (Shamrock Shuffle)
- Blarney Run/Walk
- St. Paddy's Day Dash 5K Run/Walk
Children's Nature Programs
Come to Wehr Nature Center as a naturalist guides you and your child through special topics, crafts and outdoor activities.
Garden Class: Top Picks - Plants for 2014
Start planning now for additions to your spring garden with new shrub and tree introductions.
Hike for Health
Come to Wehr Nature Center for hour-long hikes that are both energizing and relaxing. Meet Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. in the Fireplace Room.
Menomonee River Parkway Renewal
Comments on design were taken through February 19, 2014. Review of the comments will be posted when available.
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!
Run with the Badgerland Striders! Train with the best, run with the best, be the best!
Golf in the Parks
Learn about our 15 courses located throughout the county. Sign up to receive special offers to your email or phone.
Runs & Walks
- Lucky Leprechaun 7K Run/Walk
Menomonee River Parkway
Segment Now Open
The parkway between Church Street and Hoyt Drive is now back open.
Root River Parkway
The parkway between 84th and 92nd Street is temporarily closed due to damage caused by flooding. Updates will be provided.
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
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.
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.
FOR YOUR OWN SAFETY, PLEASE PAY ATTENTION TO POSTED SIGNAGE
Kosciuszko Monument Restoration Documentary
Donations will help MPTV bring the story of General Tadeusz Kosciuszko to Milwaukee public TV viewers.
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