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.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE PARKS!
Our Top Picks of Social Distancing Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks
Explore our parks map to find your local parks, or discover a new park or parkway to explore. The Milwaukee County Park system features over 150 parks on 15,000 acres of land.
Discover Milwaukee's wild side on our network of soft trails, perfect for birding, wildlife watching or simply finding some quiet space. Explore woodlands, prairie, beaches, orchards and grassland areas throughout the County by following trails marked with 'Forked Aster' signage.
From virtual Domes classes to aerial drone videos of the parks - get some ideas for things to do 'safer at home' with our guide.
Parks & City Team Up for Milwaukee Active Streets
June 1, 2020
Milwaukee County Parks has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee and the Village of Shorewood to open streets for safe cycling, waking and running. Parkways in Humboldt Park, Estabrook Park, Jackson Park and Little Menomonee Parkway are temporarily closed to though traffic.
Read the full details here.
Parks Facilities Begin to Reopen
May 22, 2020
Park facilities including dog parks, disc golf courses, playgrounds and tennis courts will begin to open for use in time for Memorial Day Weekend. Amenities with shared touch surfaces are open under a 'use at your own risk' guideline
Get the latest updates on our COVID-19 response.
Pools to Remain Closed for Summer
May 22, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to staffing and budget challenges as well as the requirements for physical distancing, Milwaukee County's deep well pools and water parks will remain closed this summer.
Read the full announcement here.
2020 July 3 Fireworks Canceled
April 28, 2020
American Family Insurance has announced it is canceling this year's July 3 display and remains committed to returning in 2021. In lieu of the display, they are making a donation to the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. The City of Milwaukee has also canceled its July 4 fireworks displays.
Major Upcoming Events
Whitnall Beer Garden Opening Day
June 8, Whitnall Park
Whitnall Beer Garden opens for the 2020 season on Monday with new physical distancing guidelines. The beer garden will open seven days a week, from 4 - 10 p.m. on weekdays and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. on weekends.
Aug. 7 - 8, Veterans Park
USA Triathlon is heading back to Milwaukee for the 2020 Age Group National Championships.
Traveling Beer Gardens
June 10 - 28, Froemming Park
June 12 - 21, Doctors Park
The Traveling Beer Gardens, in partnership with Sprecher Brewery, return with new physical distancing changes. The beer gardens open 5 - 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekends.
Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.