Milwaukee County Parks


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 Summer Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Guide to July 15 - 21

A 60-second guide to what's happening in the parks this week.

Go Cycle

Featuring music by Zed Kenzo.

Air & Water Show - Blue Angels

Milwaukee Air & Water Show

Visit Veterans Park July 27 and 28 for the spectacle of speed, precision and power of the renowned USAF Thunderbirds Air Demonstration Squadron! Get details.

Win a Custom Beer Garden Bicycle

Visit to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Fyxation single-speed bike, customized for Milwaukee County Parks.

Air & Water Show - Blue Angels

Make the Most of July

Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in July.

Beer Garden Season Has Arrived

There are two seasons in Milwaukee: winter and beer garden. Read more about our permanent and traveling beer gardens at

Dive into Summer

Cool off at Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic water parks, eight outdoor pools, as well as dozens of splash pads and wading pools. 


What's New

McKinley Marina Upgrades Set for August

July 10, 2019

Construction on the McKinley Marina parking lot will begin in early August. The work will include new walkways, green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff, new lane configurations and new parking lot areas.

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MooSas Opens at Bradford Beach

June 17, 2019

MooSas, the new burger and custard shack, is now open at the south end of Bradford Beach. In addition to custard and burgers, the menu features chicken wings, hummus and the Impossible burger.

Oak Leaf Trail Gets Mapped

June 10, 2019

New navigational kiosks will be installed along the Oak Leaf Trail this summer. The first 10 signs, funded by the Chris Kegel Foundation, are already in place. Thirty signs will be installed by the end of July.

Plans Announced for Bradford Beach Accessibility Improvements

June 5, 2019

Milwaukee County Parks and Ramp Up! Milwaukee revealed plans this month to fundraise $100,000 with the goal of installing a permanent ramp at Bradford Beach. The ramp, together with seasonal mobi-mats and free beach wheelchair rentals, will help create a more inclusive beach for all users.

Milwaukee County Parks Awarded $60,800 in Coastal Management Grant Funding

April 30, 2019

A $19,000 grant will be used to create a Coastline Management Policy for Milwaukee County and a $41,800 grant will fund a comprehensive study to assess the vulnerability of Milwaukee County assets along the Lake Michigan shoreline to extreme weather.



Major Upcoming Events

Family Camping Sites at Whitnall Beer Garden

Camping at Whitnall Beer Garden

July 26 & 27, Aug. 9 & 10

Load up your camping gear and head to Whitnall Beer Garden in Greendale for an overnight family adventure. Four camp nights are available with 75 camp sites each night. 

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Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping

July 24, Bender Park

The Traveling Beer Garden's Pass Me a Pint tour moves to Bender Park in Oak Creek on July 24. Join us for a keg tapping with free beer to celebrate at 5 p.m.  

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PHC Classic 

Aug. 9 - 11 Brown Deer Golf Course

The world's top amatuer women golfers return to Milwaukee for the PHC Classic, part of the Road to the LPGA Symetra Tour. The field will consist of 144 up-and-coming professional golfers who will compete for their share of the $125,000 tournament purse.

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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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