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FALL IN THE PARKS!
Our Top Picks of Fall Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks
Guide to Sept. 30 - Oct. 6
A 60-second guide to what's happening in the parks this week.
Whitnall Beer Garden
Featuring music by Lex Allen.
The popular chinese lantern show has returned to Boerner Botanical Gardens from Sept. 13 - Oct. 20 with a new theme for 2019: Treasures of China. Get tickets.
Eleven more Milwaukee County parks maps have been created by local artists and illustrators as part of the Maptacular 2019 art project. View this year's designs.
Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in October.
Parks & Packers Team Up for Playground Renovation
Oct. 2, 2019
Green Bay Packers players, along with parks staff and volunteers, helped construct a new playground at Center Street Park on Oct. 1. The new playground is expected to be complete and open by the end of October.
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.
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.
Major Upcoming Events
Oct. 6, Wehr Nature Center, 11:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Cider Sunday is loaded with apples, activities, food and entertainment. This year’s “fun”draising event helps to support Wehr’s educational programming, trail improvements and facilities updates.
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.
Welcome to 100 Acres Wood
Sept. 21 - Nov. 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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