Milwaukee County Parks


With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, 15 golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails and hundreds of events, there's always something new to discover in your Milwaukee County Parks.


Our Top Picks of Spring Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Beer Garden Season Has Arrived

There are two seasons in Milwaukee: winter and beer garden. Read more about our permanent and traveling beer gardens at

Dive into Summer

Cool Waters & Schulz Aquatic Water parks will open on weekends only until mid-June. Get a season pass for unlimited visits all summer.


#Lakelife Season

Boating season has officially begun! Season boat launch permits for motorized, non-motorized and jet skis are now available to purchase online.Get a permit. 

Boerner Botanical Open for 2019 Season

Explore 12 formal gardens at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Make the Most of May

Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in May.

What's New

Milwaukee County Parks Awarded $60,800 in Coastal Management Grant Funding

April 30, 2019

A $19,000 grant will be used to create a Coastline Management Policy for Milwaukee County and a $41,800 grant will fund a comprehensive study to assess the vulnerability of Milwaukee County assets along the Lake Michigan shoreline to extreme weather.

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New Wine & Beer Garden to Open May 23

April 25, 2019

The Vine Humboldt wine and beer garden opens in Humboldt Park on May 23. The new venue replaces the previous Humboldt Park Beer Garden, and will serve wine on tap, craft beers and empanadas from Triciclo Peru.  

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New Partnerships Coming to Bradford Beach This Summer

April 15, 2019

New food and drink options are coming to Bradford Beach this summer. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, The Dock will take over food and beverages at the tiki huts and bar on the beach. Volley Life is operating volleyball leagues and tournaments at both Bradford and Grant beaches this year.

July 3 Fireworks to Return for 2019

April 6, 2019

The Milwaukee tradition of fireworks on July 3 will return in 2019, thanks to a new partnership announced by Milwaukee County Chief Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Brewers MVP Christian Yelich.

Traveling Beer Garden 2019 Schedule Revealed

Feb. 26, 2019

The Traveling Beer Gardens will return for the sixth year this summer. The beer gardens will visit 13 park sites between May and September. New stops this year include Washington Park, Jacobus Park and Falk Park.



Major Upcoming Events

The Vine Humboldt Soft Opening

May 23, Humboldt Park

At 5pm on May 23 the Vine Humboldt Wine & Beer Garden will open for the season. A grand opening will be held in early June. 

Visit the Vine

Memorial Day Kite Fest

May 25 - 26, Veterans Park

Gift of Wings hosts the 32nd Annual Family Kite Festival at Milwaukee's Lakefront in Veterans Park. 

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Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping

May 29, Doctors Park & Froemming Park

It's a double keg tap day! The Traveling Beer Garden's Roll Out the Barrel tour will open at Doctors Park in Fox Point from May 26 -  June 16 and the Pass Me a Pint Tour will open at Froemming Park in Franklin from May 29 - June 9. 

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Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.


9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)


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