With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, 14 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.
Discover how to support your parks through volunteering, donating, sharing your stories or by downloading the Parks Explorer App.
Make a Family Smile Turkey Drive
Oct. 26, 2020
Donations are now being accepted for the annual King Center Turkey Drive. Donations will be used to purchase turkeys as well as warm weather gear to given away at a pre-Thanksgiving event to be held at the King Community Center.
Parks Teams Up With Purple Door Ice Cream
Oct. 9, 2020
Twenty percent of sales of the limited-edition Trail Mix ice cream flavor will go the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. The ice cream flavor is available in scoops or pints at all three Purple Door locations: Walker's Point, Mequon & Sherman Pheonix.
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New Parklife Beer Now in Stores
Oct. 1, 2020
Parklife Honey Lager, a collaboration with Sprecher Brewery that benefits the Milwaukee Parks Foundation, is in stores again with a fresh new Washington Park can design, featuring the Temple of Music.
Mitchell Park Domes Open With New Safety Measures
Sept. 8, 2020
The Domes have reopened with reduced capacity and hours, and a new fall show: The Haunting of Sleepy Hollow. Advance reservations are required.
Love Your Parks Coffee Supports Parks Foundation
Aug. 8, 2020
Sales from a new coffee roast from Stone Creek Coffee will support the Milwaukee Parks Foundation through Aug. 26. The coffee is available online and in Stone Creek Coffee cafes.
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Major Upcoming Events
Nov. 21 - Jan. 8, Mitchell Park Domes
Stay warm this winter as you stroll through a luscious holiday garden packed with a wide variety of poinsettia plants.
The Haunting of Sleepy Hollow
Sept. 26 - Nov. 8, Mitchell Park Domes
A mysterious Headless Horseman is causing trouble for the people of Sleepy Hollow. Travel through this colonial autumn garden to see if you can figure out the mystery.
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Winter Wonders Lightshow
Nov. 20 - Jan. 3
The drive-through winter lights display will return to Whitnall Park in November, with a new event organizer. The show has been re-imagined by theatrical lighting designer “Laser Bob” Mullins and his team.
Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.