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.
SUMMER IN THE 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.
Featuring music by Zed Kenzo.
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.
Visit parksforgood.com to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win a Fyxation single-speed bike, customized for Milwaukee County Parks.
Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in August.
There are two seasons in Milwaukee: winter and beer garden. Read more about our permanent and traveling beer gardens at www.mkebeergardens.com.
Cool off at Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic water parks until Labor Day. Outdoor deep well pools are now closed for the season.
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.
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.
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 - 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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