Milwaukee County Parks


Milwaukee County's Lake Michigan Shoreline

It's important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). Find out more about COVID-19 and our ongoing response.

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.


Our Top Picks of Social Distancing Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks


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

ParkLife Beer

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 August 26. The coffee is available online and in Stone Creek Coffee cafes.

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Parks Joins Google Arts & Culture 

July 10, 2020

Milwaukee County Parks and 15 other local cultural organizations have come together to celebrate Milwaukee’s cultural DNA through stories exploring street art, food favorites, local artists, regional history, performing arts and more on Google's Arts & Culture platform.

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Bradford Beach Now Fully Accessible

July 27, 2020

A new permanent ramp was installed at Bradford Beach to improve accessability to Lake Michigan. The new ramp, together with seasonal mobi-mats and beach wheelchair rentals, are part of an initiative with The Ability Center.

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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.

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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.

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Major Upcoming Events

Milwaukee Active Streets

Milwaukee Active Streets

All Summer

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.

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Greens at the Shorewood Farmers Market

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. 

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Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden

Upcoming Traveling Beer Gardens

Aug 5 - 23, Greenfield Park
Aug 12 - Sept 7, Juneau 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.

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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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