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

Miniature Milwaukee Train Show

The annual train show returns to The Domes from Jan. 19 - April 7, with the theme "Miniature Milwaukee." The show is open daily and is included with general admission to The Domes.

Become a Lifeguard

Training sessions are now open for any strong swimmer interested in becoming a Milwaukee County Parks lifeguard this summer. Get details. 

Adopt a Salamander, Bumblebee or Crayfish

Virtual adoptions of three animals that live in Milwaukee County Parks, including the endangered rusty-patched bumblebee, are now available as part of a fundraising campaign for Natural Areas. Get Details

Enter the Wildlife Photo Contest

Submit your best wildlife and landscape photos taken in a Milwaukee County Park for a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline to enter is May 1. Learn more.

Make the Most of March

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

What's New

Golf Courses Set to Open Friday March 22

Mar. 20, 2019

Lincoln, Grant, Oakwood, Greenfield, and Whitnall Park golf courses will open Friday for walking golf, with tee times available between 8:30 a.m.– 5 p.m., as long as the weather permits. 

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Traveling Beer Garden 2019 Schedule Revealed

Feb. 26, 2019

The Traveling Beer Gardens will return for the sixth year this summer. The beer gardens will visit 13 park sites between May and September. New stops this year include Washington Park, Jacobus Park and Falk Park.

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Free Aira Service Available at Domes, Boerner & Wehr

Dec. 26, 2018

Aira, a service that connects people who are blind or low-vision to highly trained, remotely-located agents, is available for free use at several Milwaukee County Parks venues. 

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Parks Fund Launches

A new way to donate to Milwaukee County Parks

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Online Parks Store Opens

A new range of parks-inspired merchandise including button-up dog shirts, parks t-shirts, Maptacular posters, and stickers and patches are available at Proceeds will help fund future parks projects.



Major Upcoming Events

Japanese Zen Garden Opening Day

April 20, Mitchell Park Domes

The Floral Show Dome will be transformed into a relaxing Japanese themed zen garden for the spring show. The show will open daily, April 20 - May 25 and is included with general admission to The Domes.  


Boerner Opening Day


April 27, Boerner Botanical Gardens

Spring officially arrives with the opening of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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Domes Free Day

April 4, Mitchell Park Domes

Milwaukee County residents with proof of residency enjoy free general admission to The Domes on Free First Thursdays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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


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