Milwaukee County Parks


Tulips at Boerner Botanical Gardens

With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails and hundreds of events, Milwaukee County Parks always offers something new for you to discover.

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China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens 2023 - People walking into a sculptural dragon lantern

China Lights Returns This Fall!

Boerner Botanical Gardens
Sept. 15 - Oct. 29

China Lights: Nature's Glow features larger-than-life displays that explore the biodiversity in the ocean world and beyond. Also enjoy the interactive lanterns, live stage performances, the marketplace, and Asian and Western food and beverage selections.

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Fall Floral Show at The Domes -- EARTH: The ART of Nature

Fall Floral Show at The Domes

From beautifully planted garden mandalas to unique, hand-crafted sculptures created from plants found within the Mitchell Park Domes, this is a one-of-a-kind show you won't want to miss! 

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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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We're Hiring

Visit our careers page to apply for seasonal, full-time and lifeguard positions in the parks.

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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. 

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Learn more about the work of our natural areas and forestry teams to protect the natural resources of Milwaukee County Parks.

Nature Trails

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Explore Milwaukee County's network of Forked Aster nature trails.


9480 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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