Milwaukee County Parks


 This week in the Parks:  May 21-28, 2018
Traveling Beer Garden Glasses

Traveling Beer Garden - The Tour Has Begun!
Visit the first stops at Juneau & Greenfield parks—and plan to visit all the parks on the tour!

Whitnall Park Beer Garden

Whitnall Park Beer Garden
Get your Gemütlichkeit here! Open to the public Wednesdays thru Sundays (Schedule your private events Mondays and Tuesdays)

South Shore Terrace

South Shore Terrace Kitchen & Beer Garden (& Frdiay Fish Fry!)
The beer-gardening season has begun! Enjoy a brew and the view! On cooler days, check out the indoor seating area or warm up at the fire pits. Open to the public Wednesday thru Sunday (Schedule your private events Mondays and Tuesdays) 


Golf Courses - Book your Tee Times!
Tee times available at all courses, as weather allows
See course conditions

Friday Fish Fry in the Parks

Kick off the Holiday Weekend with a Friday Fish Fry
Enjoy a traditional fish fry at the golf clubhouses at Grant and Whitnall parks

Kite Festival FREE Family Kite Festival at Veterans Park
Saturday & Sunday! Take the family to see the giant kites flown by the pros, to fly your own kites in the Grand Launch (if you don't have a kite, you can purchase one on-site) or to take part in the Kids Mad Dash. FREE parking too!
Shakespeare in Love - a floral show at The Domes

Shakespeare in Love: A Spring Floral Show

See Shakespeare's language of flowers brought to life
Note: Because Memorial Day is a holiday, regular admission fees are in effect


Dinos at The Domes

Dinos Under Glass Opens at The Domes Opens May 12
Take a step back in time—way back—when you enter the Tropical and Desert domes to see this prehistoric exhibit!


Milwaukee County Parks Lifeguard giving swimming lessons

Work as a Lifeguard this Summer!
Enjoy free training and work under the summer sun! The next training begins May 21. See the full training schedule 

Are you up for Aqua Yoga? Aqua Tai Chi? Visit the Indoor Pools
Come for a swim at Noyes or Pulaski Indoor Pools! Try lap swim, water exercise--including aqua yoga and tai chi or aqua zumba--and open swim 

Open Gym Photo

Open Gym at the Sports Complex
Come burn off some energy! Courts are set up for various activities, including soccer, baseball, and volleyball!

Wilson Rec Ice Skating

Public Skate at Wilson Ice Arena
Bring your friends for public skate on the indoor, NHL-sized rink. Rental skates and group rates available!

Dog Exercise Area Permits
Enjoy the Dog Exercise Areas in the parks—where you and your human can run free! The 2018 Tags are available for purchase online or at these locations!

Disc Golf in Milwaukee County Parks

Disc Golf Permits 
Buy your 2018 Disc Golf Permit Tags —available for purchase online


Park Worker mowing at Lake Park

Work for The Parks this Summer
Applications are now being accepted for these seasonal positions:

  • Lifeguard
  • Food Service Operator
  • Park Worker (Operations)
 Parks Happenings   
Do NOT feed the deer!

Do NOT feed the deer!
State DNR bans feeding deer in Milw. Co.

A deer found in West Allis tested positive for Chronic Wasting Disease. To prevent the spread of the disease, the State DNR has issued a 3-year ban on feeding deer in Milw. Co. Violation of the ban may result in a fine of $350-$750.  Read more



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Oak Leaf Trail at Watertown Plank Road Closures
05/10/18 Update:
The Oak Leaf Trail will be closed for one day between May 15th and 18th for placing concrete on the Watertown Plank Road Bridge over Underwood Creek. The closures will only occur if operations take place overhead and are required for public safety. 

Detour from the Northeast
Detour from the Southwest 
Project Update

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Trail Closures/Detours
During Zoo-Interchange I-94 Bridge over Underwood Creek 

Please follow detour signage for segments of the Hank Aaron State Trail as well as segments of the Deer Creek Trail.

Due to the weather, repaving the Oak Leaf Trail and Deer Creek Trails will be postponed until Spring 2018. The Oak Leaf Trail will remain open throughout the winter, and the Deer Creek Trail will remain closed.  See the update

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East Side Oak Leaf Trail to Close for Reconstruction,
May 14–Late June

(From just north of East Belleview Place
to just south of North Prospect Avenue)
05/10/18 Update: Phase II trail reconstruction and paving will close the trail beginning May 14. Trail users should follow posted detours along surface streets. The closure is expected to last until late June, depending on weather conditions.

Project Summary  |  Proposed Detour

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Intermittent Oak Leaf Trail Closures / Detour
Beginning July 6 and continuing for about a year, DOT construction on the Watertown Plank Road Bridge Project will cause intermittent closures of the OLT between 115th Street and Underwood Creek Parkway. Closures, due to risk of falling debris, are expected to last 1-2 days at a time. See plan for detour.

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. 

  Milwaukee River, South of the Estabrook Dam


 - KK River Parkway Reconstruction: South 76 Street to West Cleveland Avenue



Ravine Restoration in Warnimont Park
On the east side of South Lake Drive, north of Ramsey, restoration work is expected to be completed in 2018. 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.

  Emerald Ash Borer
Dec. 2017: Trees affected by EAB are currently being removed from the north side of McCarty Park. We will replant impacted areas with a diverse selection of trees as part of our ongoing resource-management practices.

What is EAB? Is it affecting your trees? How can you help prevent the spread?





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