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Wil-O-Way Programming

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Milwaukee County sponsors recreational activities designed for people with disabilities at two facilities located in county parks in South Milwaukee and Wauwatosa called the Wil-O-Way Recreation Centers. Recreation programs are offered during the spring, summer and fall seasons. Programming is available to individuals with disabilities ages 16 and up through the Wil-O-Way Recreation Center. Activities are planned for weekdays and weekends, afternoons and evenings, and include exciting offerings such as bowling, ceramics, cooking classes, community outings and Friday night dances! 

Program Registration    

Camp Wil-O-Way is sponsored by Milwaukee County and coordinated and staffed by Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin. The summer day camp program operates at Wil-O-Way Grant and Wil-O-Way Underwood.

Wil-O-Way Summer Day Camp Program provides campers with opportunities for social interaction, self-expression and entertainment. The Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin staff organizes activities of arts and crafts, games, music, nature, sports, and special events. This program helps campers maintain basic motor skills, increases recreation skills, encourages maximum use of unstructured time and increases capacities for self-expression. 

Wil-O-Way is a place that welcomes campers who may not have other opportunities to participate in a summer camp experience. The staff strives to adjust the program and process to accommodate each camper's needs. When applying it is very important that the Behavioral and Care Information Sections are answered as accurately and honestly as possible. We look for ways to include rather than exclude and accurate information will help us serve all campers.

Important Note: This camp is not to be considered as a behavior treatment program.

Wil-O-Way Grant Summer Respite Camp

Wil-O-Way Grant  

207 Lake Drive, South Milwaukee, WI 53172

  • Session 1:June 26th-June 30th & July 3rd - July 7th (No camp on 4th)
  • Session 2: July 10th-July14th & July 17th- July 21st
  • Session 3: July 24th-July 28th & July 31st - August 4th

Adults ages 7-21 with or without a disability

(Transportation included for Milwaukee County residents)


Wil-O-Way Underwood Summer Respite Camp

Wil-O-Way Underwood

10602 Underwood Parkway, Wauwatosa, WI 53226

  • Session 1:June 26th-June 30th & July 3rd - July 7th (No camp on 4th)
  • Session 2: July 10th-July14th & July 17th- July 21st
  • Session 3: July 24th-July 28th & July 31st - August 4th

Adults ages 7-21 with or without a disability

(Transportation included for Milwaukee County residents)



Register for Camp

Contact Information

Lauren Daniels, Recreation Coordinator: (414) 963-5952

Participants must be Key Card members except for the dances and some special activities. An individual Key Card membership costs $25 per calendar year for Milwaukee County residents and $35 for non-Milwaukee County residents and is prorated for people joining in the fall program.

Membership Benefits

  • Access to Wil-O-Way and community based programming
  • Access to Milwaukee County sports ticket distribution program**
  • Invitation to Milwaukee County recreation and culture special events
  • Information about other low- or no-cost community recreation events

Organization Key Card Membership

Agencies whose participants are not individual Key Card members may join as an Organization Member. The cost is $125 per year for Milwaukee County organizations and $175 for non-Milwaukee County organizations and the benefits include access to the Milwaukee County sports ticket distribution program. **

**Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities has a special arrangement with area professional sports teams. The Milwaukee Admirals, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Milkmen and Milwaukee Wave offer free and/or discounted tickets to Key Card members. Tickets are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis and are subject to availability.

Apply for the Key Card

Complete the application and email or mail to:


1220 W. Vliet Street, Suite 302L

Milwaukee, WI 53205

Apply for Wil-O-Way Key Card

The Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities presents Wil-O-Way Disc Golf, specifically designed with persons with disabilities in mind. These two, three-hole courses have shorter distances and far less challenging terrain than your traditional disc golf course. These courses are beginner friendly and will help you develop your game. We would like to thank Terry Miller of Lifetime Disc Sports for his inspiration on course design, development of the course and involvement in the community not only with Disc Golf, but also with persons with disabilities as well.  

Wil-O-Way Grant Disc Golf Course

207 Lake Dr. South Milwaukee

Image of Disc Golf HoleThe Grant Course is a great place to learn how to play disc golf, practice your approach shots and work on your short game. This course offers a more challenging terrain, and does NOT have an accessible pathway throughout the course. The Grant Course is located within a beautiful Milwaukee County Park and is open to the public, as long as the facility is not reserved for group outings.

  • Tee boxes are grass pads with patio paver markers
  • Course Length is 418’
  • Price: FREE
  • Bring your own discs

Download the Grant Course Scorecard

Wil-O-Way Underwood Disc Golf Course

10602 Underwood Parkway, Wauwatosa

Image of Disc Golf HoleAll holes were designed to be within 10 feet of an accessible pathway. The site is more wheelchair friendly than the Grant Course. Players have a relatively flat surface of play on all three holes, with small challenges along the way. The Underwood Course is also a great place to learn how to play disc golf, practice your approach shots and work on your short game.This course is located within a beautiful Milwaukee County Park and is open to the public, as long as the facility is not reserved for group outings.

  • Tee boxes are grass pads with patio paver markers
  • Course length is 294’
  • Price: FREE
  • Bring your own discs

Download the Underwood Course Scorecard

Other Milwaukee County Disc Golf Courses

The Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities partners with the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center each year to provide sailing opportunities to indivuals with disabilities and their friends and family members. This is a free opportunity and wouldn't be possible without the countless volunteers and the Milwaukee Community Sailing Center. We are truly grateful to be able to provide this opportunity.

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Tap the Potential - Disability Awareness Month

Since 2003 the Office for Persons with Disabilities and other local organizations come together to promote October as Disability Awareness Month. Throughout the month, persons with disabilities get the chance to highlight their abilities through various communitity events. Below is a list of this year's events.

Mitchell International Airport Art Show

Oct. 21 - Nov. 1

Mitchell International Airport

Flyer | Artist Application | Travelers Comments

Artist Reception on Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. – Noon

Past Award Winners

2018 - Angeline Tesch - The Beginning | 2017 - Dawn Green - Out of the Minds Eye | 2016 - Ashley Nall - Crayola Heartwork | 2015 - Cammie Draheim - All Day Every Day | 2014 - Rosemary Fortney - Winged Flight | 2013 - Jeff LaDow - Santa's Vintage Christmas 

Fashion Show

Oct. 25

11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Wil-O-Way Underwood


White Cane Safety Day Flash Mob

Oct. 15

11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Milwaukee County Courthouse Clas Park 

Recreational Resources

  • Rec Room Calendar
  • Discounted Ticket Offers
  • Recreation Program Providers
  • Adaptive Equipment
  • Accessible Activities

The Rec Room Calendar is a service provided by the Milwaukee County Office for Persons with Disabilities for residents with disabilities as well as those without. Our goal is to encourage all people to participate in any of the multitude of recreational activities throughout our community but we recognize that individuals sometimes prefer to access events that are designed specifically for their needs and/or are located in accessible locations. We accept information from service organizations and groups who provide recreational opportunities and have appropriate staffing, venues and equipment to accommodate people with disabilities. This Rec Room Calendar is provided by Milwaukee County as a service and for informational purposes only.

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Fiserv Forum

Fiserv Forum and the Milwaukee Bucks offer discounted tickets for select games, concerts and more based upon ticket availability.

Sign up using the promo code: MCOPD

Fiserv Forum TicketPASS Program


Milwaukee Bucks Discounted Ticket Offers

PBR: Milwaukee Invitational (March 11th - 12th, 2023)

Jorge Masvidal’s Gamebred Boxing (April 1st, 2023)

Hog Fest 2023 Starring Disturbed (May 4th, 2023)


Marcus Center

Marcus Center offers discounted tickets to select performances based upon ticket availability.

Sign up using the promo code: COUNTYTIX

Marcus Center MC Access


Afro-Cuban All Stars (March 2 - March 2, 2023)

Go Now! The Moody Blues Tribute (March 5 - March 5, 2023)

Milwaukee Ballet 2023 Presents: Hunchback Of Notre Dame (March 23 - March 26, 2023)

The Simon & Garfunkel Story (March 29 - March 29, 2023)

Late Night Catechism Late Night Catechism (March 31 - March 31, 2023)

The Red Hot Chili Pipers (March 31 - March 31, 2023)


Wil-O-Way Key Card

Wil-O-Way Key Card Members receive additional ticket opportunities from our local sports teams such as the Milwaukee Admirals, Bucks, Brewers, Milkmen, and Wave. Please visit the Wil-O-Way Key Card Tab above for more information on the Wil-O-Way Key Card Program.

Apply for Wil-O-Way Key Card

Milwaukee County provides adaptive equipment at various locations at no charge. For more information on adaptive equipment and their locations, follow the links below.

All Terrain Wheelchair (Wehr Nature Center)

Beach Wheelchairs (Bradford Beach)

Handcycles (Veterans Park)

Paramobile Golf Cart

Ice Sledges (Red Arrow Park)

Ice Sledges  (Wilson Park)





Baseball, Softball & Tee Ball

Miracle League | 414-357-2805 |

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324|



Special Olympics | 608-222-1324|

Ability Center Wheelchair Basketball |



Special Olympics | 608-222-1324|


 Easterseals Southeast Wisconsin |


Milwaukee Recreation |

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324|



Wauwatosa Curling Club |

Disc Golf

Wil-O-Way Underwood |

Ice Skating

Wilson, Red Arrow Park – Ice Sledges Available |

Flag Football

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |




Paramobile Golf Cart | Milwaukee County Parks |

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |



Shaw Special Hockey |




Milwaukee County |

Pools (Family Water Parks), Milwaukee County Parks

Pools (Indoor), Milwaukee County Parks

Pools (Outdoor), Milwaukee County Parks

St Ann’s |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |

Quad Rugby





SEWASP | Adaptive Snow Skiing |

Special Olympics | Alpine Skiing | 608-222-1324|

Adaptive Waterski |


SEWASP – Adaptive Skiing |

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |

Snowshoe Racing

Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |

TopSoccer | 414-358-2678 |

Story Telling

Ex Fabula |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324 |


Pink Umbrella Theatre |

Video Gaming Adaptive  

IndependenceFirst |


Special Olympics | 608-222-1324|




Milwaukee VA Medical Center |


Bike Share  | Bublr Bikes|

Wheel Fun Rentals | Hand Cycles |

Duet Bike | Independence First Free Rental |

Emery’s Bike | Adaptive Bikes |

Variety Wisconsin | Scholarships for Adaptive Bikes |

Bradford Beach

Beach wheelchairs are available upon request. Mobi matting is installed to promote access to the beach and waters edge. 


Wisconsin DNR | Accessible Cabins |


Beer Gardens in the Milwaukee County Parks


Accessible Piers, Fishing Clinics by Milwaukee County Parks |

Fishing Has No Boundaries |

State of WI DNR | Free Days |


Adaptive Sportsman |


Badger Meter River Park Brown Deer | Accessible Kayak Launch | 414-371-3070 | Brown Deer Parks


Hart Park

Kayla’s Playground at Franklin Woods (Franklin)

Wil-O-Way Grant

Wil-O-Way Underwood


Sail Away Program (Free) | 414-278-3932 |


Wehr Nature Center (Outdoor Wheelchair Available Soon) |

Boerner Botanical Gardens |

Oak Leaf Trail |

State Trails (Free Days) |



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