Milwaukee County Parks


Milwaukee County has confirmed cases of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and more cases have been identified in the U.S. It's important that everyone take steps to reduce the spread. Find out more about COVID-19 and our ongoing response.

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 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. 

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. 

Oak Leaf Trail

Oak Leaf Trail

Bike, walk, skate or scooter on the 125-mile Oak Leaf Trail system. The multi-use trails connect to other area systems including the Interurban Trail and the Hank Aaron State Trail.

What's New

Parks Facilities Closed Due to COVID-19

March 18, 2020

All Milwaukee County Parks buildings, golf courses, disc golf courses and dog parks are now closed to the public. Milwaukee County Parks staffing is operating at a minimum level. Rentals and events have been canceled until at least April 17. Read more about our COVID-19 response.

COVID 19 Response Plan

March 12, 2020

Milwaukee County Parks is working with its partners at the city, county and state to monitor the worldwide outbreak COVID-19. Get the latest details on the action we're taking.

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New Milwaukee County Parks Foundation Launches 

Nov. 26, 2019

A new Milwaukee County Parks Foundation was launched on Nov. 25, with over $350,000 in donations from Chris Abele, Cheri and Tom Briscoe, MillerCoors and Herb Kohl Philanthropies. 

Boerner Botanical Wins National Display Garden Award

Nov. 7, 2019

Boerner's trial garden won first place in the the All-American Selections Design Competition. The contest challenges gardens to create a themed display using AAS Winning plants. Boerner's winning theme was an Alice In Wonderland inspired design. Read More.

Hold Onto Your Butt Campaign Launches at Bradford Beach

Oct. 15, 2019

Milwaukee County Parks has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and other local organizations for a new campaign to reduce cigarette butt litter in our parks and beaches. The effort includes the installation of cigarette butt receptacles at local beaches.





Major Upcoming Events

USA Triathlon

Aug. 7-8, Veterans Park

USA Triathlon is heading back to Milwaukee for the 2020 Age Group National Championships.

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July 3 Fireworks

July 3, Veterans Park

Milwaukee's annual tradition returns in 2020 with a 45-minute fireworks show presented by American Family Insurance, the Milwaukee Brewers Foundation and T&M Partners. Head to Veterans Park for the best viewing location.

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Milwaukee Air & Water Show

July 25-26, Veterans Park

The spectacular water show, sponsored by Waterstone Bank, features displays by the Thunderbirds - the U.S. Air Force Jet Demo Team. Head to Veterans Park and Bradford Beach for the best viewing locations.

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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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