Milwaukee County Parks


Milwaukee County's Lake Michigan Shoreline

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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.


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Doctors Park

Find a Park

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. 

Trail Through Lake Park Ravine

Forked Aster Trails

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. 

Love Your Parks

Love Your Parks

Discover how to support your parks through volunteering, donating, sharing your stories or by downloading the Parks Explorer App.

What's New


Make a Family Smile Turkey Drive

Oct. 26, 2020

Donations are now being accepted for the annual King Center Turkey Drive. Donations will be used to purchase turkeys as well as warm weather gear to given away at a pre-Thanksgiving event to be held at the King Community Center.

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tropical dome

Parks Teams Up With Purple Door Ice Cream

Oct. 9, 2020

Twenty percent of sales of the limited-edition Trail Mix ice cream flavor will go the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. The ice cream flavor is available in scoops or pints at all three Purple Door locations: Walker's Point, Mequon & Sherman Pheonix.

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New Parklife Beer Now in Stores

Oct. 1, 2020

Parklife Honey Lager, a collaboration with Sprecher Brewery that benefits the Milwaukee Parks Foundation, is in stores again with a fresh new Washington Park can design, featuring the Temple of Music.

Mitchell Park Domes Open With New Safety Measures

Sept. 8, 2020

The Domes have reopened with reduced capacity and hours, and a new fall show: The Haunting of Sleepy Hollow. Advance reservations are required.

Love Your Parks Coffee Supports Parks Foundation

Aug. 8, 2020

Sales from a new coffee roast from Stone Creek Coffee will support the Milwaukee Parks Foundation through Aug. 26. The coffee is available online and in Stone Creek Coffee cafes.

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Major Upcoming Events

Poinsettia Promenade

Poinsettia Promenade

Nov. 21 - Jan. 3, Mitchell Park Domes

Stay warm this winter as you stroll through a luscious holiday garden packed with a wide variety of poinsettia plants.

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Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden

The Haunting of Sleepy Hollow

Sept. 26 - Nov. 8, Mitchell Park Domes

A mysterious Headless Horseman is causing trouble for the people of Sleepy Hollow. Travel through this colonial autumn garden to see if you can figure out the mystery.

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Winter Wonders Lightshow

Nov. 20 - Jan. 3

The drive-through winter lights display will return to Whitnall Park in November, with a new event organizer. The show has been re-imagined by theatrical lighting designer “Laser Bob” Mullins and his team.

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Connect With Milwaukee County Parks

Planning Tools

Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.


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

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