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.
SOCIAL DISTANCING IN THE PARKS!
Our Top Picks of Social Distancing Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks
Explore our parks map to find your local parks, or discover a new park or parkway to explore. The Milwaukee County Park system features over 150 parks on 15,000 acres of land.
Discover Milwaukee's wild side on our network of soft trails, perfect for birding, wildlife watching or simply finding some quiet space. Explore woodlands, prairie, beaches, orchards and grassland areas throughout the County by following trails marked with 'Forked Aster' signage.
Discover how to support your parks through volunteering, donating, sharing your stories or by downloading the Parks Explorer App.
Boerner Botanical Gardens Opens for Season
July 10, 2020
Boerner Botanical Gardens are open for the 2020 season with a new one-way route and an online reservation system for visitors to book a timeslot. The gardens will open daily from 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and the visitor center will remain closed at this time.
Love Your Parks Campaign
July 6, 2020
Milwaukee County Parks need your help. The Love Your Parks campaign launched on July 3 to provide several new ways to support parks, including micro-volunteering and the new ParkLife Beer.
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County & City Launch We Care Crew
June 16, 2020
County, city and local community partners announced the launch of the We Care Crew on June 16, a community resourcing initiative, to support communities of color during this challenging time.
Parks & City Team Up for Milwaukee Active Streets
June 1, 2020
Milwaukee County Parks has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee and the Village of Shorewood to open streets for safe cycling, waking and running. Parkways in Humboldt Park, Estabrook Park, Jackson Park and Little Menomonee Parkway are temporarily closed to through traffic.
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Pools to Remain Closed for Summer
May 22, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 crisis, which has led to staffing and budget challenges as well as the requirements for physical distancing, Milwaukee County's deep well pools and water parks will remain closed this summer.
Read the full announcement here.
Major Upcoming Events
Milwaukee Active Streets
Parkways are open for people, closed for cars at Humboldt Park, Jackson Park, Estabrook Park and Little Menomonee River Parkway as part of the Milwaukee Active Streets program.
Shorewood Farmers Market
Sundays, June - October, Estabrook Park
This summer the Shorewood Farmers Market is hosted in Estabrook Park, making use of the Active Street for a physically-distanced market experience.
Upcoming Traveling Beer Gardens
July 15 - Aug 3, Lake Park
July 22 - Aug 9, McCarty Park
The Traveling Beer Gardens, in partnership with Sprecher Brewery, return with new physical distancing changes. The beer gardens open 5 - 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. weekends.
Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.