Milwaukee County Parks


Milwaukee County has confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and more cases have been identified in the U.S. It's important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread. Find out more about COVID-19 and our ongoing response.

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 Social Distancing Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks


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Find a Park

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. 

Forked Aster Trails

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. 

Domes class

Stay Safe at Home Guide

From virtual Domes classes to aerial drone videos of the parks - get some ideas for things to do 'safer at home' with our guide.

What's New

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

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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.

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USA Triathlon

Aug. 7 - 8, Veterans Park

USA Triathlon is heading back to Milwaukee for the 2020 Age Group National Championships.

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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.

Get Details

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Planning Tools

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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