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 Summer Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Guide to Aug. 19 - 25

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

Go Cycle

Featuring music by Zed Kenzo.

China Lights

China Lights Returns Sept. 13

The popular chinese lantern show returns to Boerner Botanical Gardens from Sept. 13 - Oct. 20 with a new theme for 2019: Treasures of China. Get tickets.

Win a Custom Beer Garden Bicycle

Visit to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Fyxation single-speed bike, customized for Milwaukee County Parks.


Make the Most of August

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

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 until Labor Day. Outdoor deep well pools are now closed for the season. 


What's New

Stormwater Project at Dineen Park Begins

July 31, 2019

Work has begun on a Stormwater Detention and Park Improvements Project at Dineen Park. The project, led by the City of Milwaukee, consists of a 7-acre stormwater pond, improved walking paths, a new community playground, a 16 x 28 foot picnic shelter, a reconstructed 350-foot baseball field, a redesigned 18-hole disc golf course, improved fishing overlook, updated pedestrian lighting, and native plantings and new trees throughout the park.

McKinley Marina Upgrades Set for August

July 10, 2019

Construction on the McKinley Marina parking lot will begin in early August. The work will include new walkways, green infrastructure to manage stormwater runoff, new lane configurations and new parking lot areas.

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Milwaukee County Parks an "Important Bird Area" 

July 24, 2019

The Milwaukee County Park System will soon have another feather in its cap: its 15,000 acres are being recognized for their "immense" value to migratory birds and will be designated Wisconsin's 93rd "Important Bird Area" Read more.

Doris Maki Named as New Director of the Domes

July 22, 2019

Milwaukee County Parks today announced the appointment of Doris Maki as the Director at the Mitchell Park Domes, replacing Sandy Folaron who is retiring. Read more.

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.





Major Upcoming Events

Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping

Aug. 21, Juneau Park

The Traveling Beer Garden's Pass Me a Pint Tour moves to its final stop of the season. Join us at 5pm on Aug 21 to celebrate with a keg tapping and free beer while supplies last.

China Lights

China Lights

Sept. 13 - Oct. 20

China Lights: Treasures of China will have 95% new lantern displays featuring cultural gems. The handmade displays range from three-feet to three-stories high. The festival will also include an expanded interactive exhibit area, two stages for Asian folk-culture performances, a marketplace, two dining areas and vendors offering a variety of Asian and western menu options.

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Welcome to 100 Acres Wood

Sept. 21 - Oct. 10, Mitchell Park Domes

Visit a woodland destination inspired by the classic children's book during the fall floral show - included with general admission to the Mitchell Park Domes.

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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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