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.
Summer IN THE PARKS!
Our Top Picks for Summer Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks
Summer 2022 Pool Hours
Check opening times for our water parks, wading pools, splash pads and deep well pools in Milwaukee County.
Domes Summer Show - Open Now
The Mitchell Park Domes are open. Visit us for the summer Faerie Gardens Show until Sept. 11.
China Lights 2022
China Lights lantern festival is returning to Boerner Botanical Gardens from September 16 - October 30 with the theme 'Adventures in Lantern Land'. Tickets are on sale now.
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Add our Parks Explorer app to your phone to find parks and trails near you, check the open status on amenities, share photos, earn digital badges and more.
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Got Questions? Visit Our Knowledge Bank
Head to our knowledge bank to find answers to what you can, or can't, do in the parks, and find guides to applying for permits, picnics and more.
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Visit our careers page to apply for seasonal, full-time and lifeguard positions in the parks.
Parks in Peril
Milwaukee County Parks is tackling a serious funding crisis that jeopardizes the future of the system. Learn more about the funding challenges, and about what you can do to help, at our Love Your Parks microsite.
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Protecting Our Natural Resources
From lagoons and marshes to forests and prairies, the environmental work of Milwaukee County Parks is vital to the health of the region.
Learn more about the work of our natural areas and forestry teams to protect the natural resources of Milwaukee County Parks.
Explore Milwaukee County's network of Forked Aster nature trails.