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WINTER IN THE PARKS!
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Guide to Nov. 8 - 21
A 60-second guide to what's happening in the parks this week.
Mitchell Park Domes Fall Show Transition Timelapse
A new 1.4-mile drive-through holiday light show featuring more than 80 displays, set in the area surrounding the Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park and the Root River Parkway. The show runs daily from 5 to 10 p.m.Get tickets.
Eleven more Milwaukee County Parks maps have been created by local artists and illustrators as part of the Maptacular 2019 art project. View this year's designs.
Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in November.
Boerner Botanical Wins National Display Garden Award
Nov. 7, 2019
Boerner's trail garden won first place in the the All-American Selections Design Competition. The contest challenges gardens to create a themed display using AAS Winning plants. Boerner's winning theme was an Alice In Wonderland inspired design. Read More.
Hold Onto Your Butt Campaign Launches at Bradford Beach
Oct. 15, 2019
Milwaukee County Parks has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and other local organizations for a new campaign to reduce cigarette butt litter in our parks and beaches. The effort includes the installation of cigarette butt receptacles at local beaches.
Columbus Park Renamed 'Indigenous Peoples' Park'
Oct. 14, 2019
At a ceremony on Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day, the Milwaukee park previously known as Columbus Park, was renamed to Indigenous Peoples' Park.
Oct. 2, 2019
Green Bay Packers players, along with parks staff and volunteers, helped construct a new playground at Center Street Park on Oct. 1. The new playground is expected to be complete and open by the end of October.
Major Upcoming Events
Nov. 29 – Jan. 1, Whitnall Park, 5 to 10 p.m.
A new 1.4-mile drive-through holiday light show featuring more than 80 displays, set in the area surrounding the Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park and the Root River Parkway. The show runs daily from 5 to 10 p.m.
The Domes Holiday Garden Show
Nov. 23 - Jan. 5
This holiday season, The Domes will be decked with classic lights, ornaments and decorations. The show is included with regular admission.
Community Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov. 26, King Community Center
The King Center's annual turkey feast is aiming to feed over 1000 people this year. Donations of turkeys and funds are being accepted by the King Advisory Group to help feed the hungry.
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