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 Spring Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Your Week in 60 Seconds

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

Go Cycle

Featuring music by Zed Kenzo.

Lakefront Fireworks - July 3

The tradition returns to Veterans Park on July 3. The free fireworks show, presented by American Family Insurnace, A&M Partners and the Milwaukee Brewers begins at 9:30 p.m. Get details.

Boerner Botanical Open for 2019 Season

Explore 12 formal gardens at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Make the Most of June

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


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

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 June.

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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.

New Wine & Beer Garden Open

April 25, 2019

The Vine Humboldt Wine and Beer Garden opened in Humboldt Park on May 23. The new venue replaces the previous Humboldt Park Beer Garden, and will serve wine on tap, craft beers and empanadas from Triciclo Peru.  

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

Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping

5 p.m. June 26, Jacobus Park

The Traveling Beer Garden's Pass Me a Pint tour moves to Jacobus Park in Wauwatosa starting Wednesday June 26. Join us for a keg tapping to celebrate at 5 p.m.  

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Alestream Pop-Up Beer Garden

June 28 - 30, Center Street Park

Head to Center Street Park for a three-day visit from the Wisconsin Alestream, serving up four craft beers on tap. As with all our beer gardens, sales support future park improvements.

Concerts in the Gardens

June 20 - Aug. 29, Boerner Botanical Gardens

The free weekly concert series at Boerner Botanical Gardens is every Thursday (except for July 4), starting at 6:30 p.m. until Aug. 29.

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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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