Milwaukee County Parks

NEW ACCESS TO PARKS ADMINISTRATION - Access from Watertown Plank Road was permanently closed January 6, 2014
The Parks Administration Building is accessible from Discovery Parkway, the north/south road running between Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard. GPS units may not reflect the new access. Read more about the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Zoo Interchange Project.  


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This week in the Parks  -  March 23-29, 2015

GMF Gift to the Community

Gift to the Community: Free Weekend at The Domes!
Everyone is invited to discover Milwaukee's Living Landmark, thanks to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation! Visit March 28 & 29 and discover one of the remarkable resources Greater Milwaukee has to offer!
Farmers Market, Spring Show, Very Fairy Princess Day
Milwaukee County Winter Farmers' Marke  Spring Show at The Domes  Very Fairy Princess Day at The Domes 


 The Bunny

Spring & Easter Celebrations 
Some events may have a fee. Please contact the event organizer for details
- TETNA Spring Egg Hunt at Center Street Park
- Washington Heights Egg Hunt at Washington Park
- Egg Hunt at Humboldt Park

Milwaukee County Dift Golf Logo

2015 Disc Golf Annual Bag-Tag Permits On Sale
Purchase your 2015 Annual Permit Bag Tags! Valid at our pay-to-play courses: Brown Deer, Dineen, Dretzka, Estabrook, and Root River Parkway South.


Maple Sugar Days

Maple Sugar Days
Celebrate the start of spring and our connection with Wisconsin’s past. Take a short walk to the sugarbush, learn about sugarin', and see a boildown demonstration. Hands-on activities for the kids.

Kids Programs at Wehr Nature Center
Children enjoy a variety of activities that lead to discoveries in nature. Programs available for ages 2-6.
  - Little Wonders (Age 2 & 3)
  - NatureNauts (Age 4-6)


Farmer's Market Carrots

Milwaukee County Winter Farmers' Market
Select from a variety of fresh fruit, vegetables, dairy, bakery, poultry and meats at The Domes on Saturday mornings.

Top Picks for Upcoming & Ongoing Park Events
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2015 Traveling Beer Garden Adds Second Tour
The additional Beer Garden truck means that two parks will have stops each week of the sixteen-week tour. Each stop will feature beer and other refreshments from Sprecher Brewing and there will also be authentic German food available from Sprecher’s Restaurant & Pub. 

  The Bunny

Spring & Easter Celebrations 
Some events may have a fee. Please contact the event organizer for details
- Family Easter Event at Boerner Botanical Gardens
- Pancake Breakfast & Egg Hunt at LaFollette Park
- Egg Hunt at Jackson Park
- Egg Hunt at Wisconsin Avenue Park
- Egg Hunt at Cooper Park

The Domes

The Mitchell Park Domes
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle, and special displays at The Domes. Open 365 days a year!
 - Story Time for Children (Ages 3-8 years)
  Monday mornings 10:00 a.m.



Wehr Nature Center
Explore the natural environment of Wehr Nature Center through hikes, classes, and special events.

Sign up to receive special-offer emails or texts from our golf courses.
Courses are beginning to open! See Course Conditions

2015 Dog Exercise Area Icon 2015 Dog Exercise Area Permits on Sale
Get your 2015 Dog Exercise Areas annual admission permits now. Buy a 2015 permit and get the rest of 2014 free! Good at all seven Dog Exercise Areas.

Classes & Programs at Boerner Botanical Gardens
Learn at a variety of adult, family, and children's classes, workshops, walks, and special programs at the historic Boerner Botanical Gardens. 

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!


Shoe Prints - Runs & Walks

Fun Runs and Walks
- South Shore Half Marathon

- Gary's Gallop


 Parks Happenings   

I-794 Eastbound Exit Ramp to Lincoln Memorial Drive Closed through 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



Parks Future Planning Process
Learn more about Milwaukee County Parks 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

Milwaukee River, South of the Estabrook Dam PARK PLANNING
   - Estabrook Park Dam Project

Milwaukee River Parkway Closure
In Lincoln Park

Milwaukee River Parkway will be closed from Mon., Nov. 3 through Spring of 2015. The Parkway will be closed to traffic from Hampton Avenue to Lawn Avenue, with local access to residences south of Lawn. See the map for details

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   - Menomonee River Parkway Renewal

Lake Park Bridge and Ravine Road Closures
Beginning Mon., Dec. 8, 2014,  The Lake Park bridge above Ravine Road and Ravine Road will be closed for maintenance. Watch this page for updates.


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

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






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.



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

Special thanks to our partner for assistance with marketing distribution


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