Milwaukee County Parks


Milwaukee County's Lake Michigan Shoreline

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.


Our Top Picks for COVID-Safe Winter Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks


Slice  of  Ice in  Red Arrow Park

Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park

NEW for the 2020-2021 Season: Book a timeslot for skating at the outdoor rink in downtown Milwaukee through March.

Trail Through Lake Park Ravine

Winter Activities

Browse our winter guide for tips on where to go cross-country skiing, fat-tire biking, sledding and skating.

Love Your Parks

South Shore Winter Chalets

Reserve a heated outdoor chalet to enjoy food and drinks at South Shore Terrace this winter.

What's New

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Celebrated With Broadcast & "Micro-Volunteering"

Jan. 18, 2021

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will be celebrated with the broadcast, "Becoming The Change." Jammin' 98.3 host Andrea Williams will talk with community leaders – including our own Dee McCollum of the MLK Community Center – about what it means to create positive change. 

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Red Arrow Park Skating

New Capital Projects Tracker Map Launched

Jan. 7, 2021

A new interactive map showcasing the status of all current capital projects is now available to explore. 

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Wahl Park Renamed Harriet Tubman Park

Jan. 6, 2021

The new park sign for Harriet Tubman Park was revealed this week. The park, named for the American abolitionist and political activist, is the first park in the system to be named for a Black woman.

$700,000 in CARES Grants Awarded to Local Cultural Organizations

Dec. 21, 2020

Milwaukee County Parks, and partner Imagine MKE, have awarded $700,000 in CARES Act funding for arts and culture organizations adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

South Shore Terrace 'Winter Beer Garden' Taking Reservations

Dec. 16, 2020

Ten new chalets at South Shore Terrace are now available to reserve for 90-minute timeslots, for households of up to six people.  

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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. 

Natural Areas

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

Find a Trail

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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