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NEW ACCESS TO PARKS ADMINISTRATION
Access from Watertown Plank Road was permanently closed January 6, 2014
The Parks Administration Building will be accessible from Discovery Parkway, the north/south road running between Watertown Plank Road and Swan Boulevard. GPS units may not reflect the new access.

 Watertown Plank Road News

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

 

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spring flowers, golf, fishing, bicycling, little league

This week in the Parks  -  Oct. 20-26, 2014

Golf Courses Are Open 
Check Course Conditions
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See upcoming tournaments

 

Beer Mug

Check out the Beer Gardens
& Oktoberfest Events

Enjoy Gemütlichkeit in the Parks!

 - The Landing in Hoyt Park
 - Estabrook Park Beer Garden
 - Humboldt Park Beer Garden

Play FootGolf
New this year! A combination of soccer and golf!
 - 18-Hole Course at Lincoln Park 
 - 9-Hole Course at Doyne Park

 

WeedOut logo

Fall WeedOut in a Park near You!
Become a "Weed Warrior" and help rid the parks of invasive plants!

 

 

The Mitchell Park Domes
Experience a desert oasis, a tropical jungle, and special displays at The Domes:
- Over the Rainbow, Fall Mum Show
- Dinos Under Glass - through Nov. 2nd

- Story Time at The Domes
Visit this Sunday from 1-3 p.m. for a performance by Resident Pianist, Jim William Mooney

 

Halloween Events
- Hallo-wings Kite Flying
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Hales Corners Pumpkin Fest
- Halloween Cyclocross Classic
- Kosciuszko Safe Halloween & Resource Fair
- Halloween in Greenfield Park
- Halloween Fun at the Mill Pond

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

 

 

Runs, Walks, & Rides
- Soles for Catholic Education Walk
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Lakefront Discovery Run
- Abby's Run/Walk

Public Skate at Wilson Rec Ice Arena
Skate year-round on our standard NHL-sized rink during public skate hours! Rental skates available for all ages.

 

  Farmers Market: Girl at produce stand

Farmers Markets in the Parks
Find plants and fresh produce from Wisconsin farms. Vendors offer seasonal produce, plants, cut flowers, and baked goods. Shop local!

Holiday Tree at Red Arrow Park

City/County Holiday Tree
in Red Arrow Park

Nominate your tree! A property-owner in the City of Milwaukee will be selected as the tree donor for this holiday season. Nominations must be received by Fri., Oct. 24

 

 

Lake Michigan Duck Watch
View sea birds along the Lake Michigan shoreline. The event is a free, informal watch open to all ages and levels of birding experience.

     

Adopt-A-Beach Cleanup
Pitch in to improve the quality of our Great Lakes beaches!

 
Top Picks for Upcoming & Ongoing Park Events

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

 

Classes & Programs
at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Learn at a variety of adult, family, and children's classes, workshops, walks, and special programs.

Kids Programs at Wehr Nature Center
Children will 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)

 

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

Get Your 2014 Dog Exercise Area Permit - NOW ONLY $10
Permit-based DEAs offer daily or annual admission passes. Get out and play with your human!

  Halloween Events
- Ghosts Under Glass
- Nite-Glow Golf - Halloween Edition 

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Nite-Glow Golf - HALLOWEEN EDITION
Is regular golf too challenging…or not challenging enough? Try Nite-Glow Golf, an after-dark game that everyone will enjoy. Great for groups too!

   

Runs, Walks, & Rides
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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!

     

 

 Parks Happenings   

Menomonee River Pkwy
Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
The Menomonee River Parkway will be closed to vehicular traffic just east of Charles Hart Pkwy.  Detours will be signed for this single-day closure.


Also on Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
T
raffic on the Oak Leaf Trail will be temporarily rerouted due to patching of the trail. A gravel detour will route traffic around the repair area.

 

Also on Tue., Oct. 14, 2014
Sidewalk along the parkway between Church St and Ridge Ct (south of the First Congregation Church) ​will be closed for patching

 

 

Parks Future Planning Process
Learn more about Milwaukee County Parks 2015-2020 Strategic Plan. Review the presentation and see our online surveys.

 

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

Rethink / Renew logo

   - Menomonee River Parkway Renewal

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

 

 

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 www.emeraldashborer.wi.gov
  • Report ash trees showing signs of infestation. Call the EAB hotline at 1-800-462-2803 or email DATCPemeraldashborer@wi.gov

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

 

 

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

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

 

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

 

 Partners
     

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

 
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