Milwaukee County Parks

Summer Fun

#MKEthemost of Summer

Milwaukee County Parks are where summer happens. Here's our quick guide to making the most of the season.

Beers With a View

Milwaukee's brewing history earned it the nickname of Brew City, and there's no better way to enjoy a local beer than with friends at a beer garden! Choose from five permanent beer gardens, including the lakshore view at South Shore Terrace, or take a trip to the Traveling Beer Garden, which tours 13 different parks each summer.

Find a Beer Garden

Music in the Parks

Over 200 live performances are held in the parks each summer, and they're all free! Concerts series include Jazz in the Park at Cathedral Park, the themed entertainment of Washington Park Wednesdays and Bay View's Chill on the Hill series. 

Find a Concert

Events & Festivals 

Parks are where the action is on summer weekends. Head to the lakefront for the spectacular Air and Water Show, to Cathedral Square Park for Bastille Days or check the events calendar for what's happening in your local park.

Find an Event


Frozen Custard on the Beach

Summer in Milwaukee County isn't complete without a visit to the beach for a frozen custard. Northpoint Custard serves up the frozen treats at Bradford Beach, and a little further south at Grant Beach, Ferches Grille offers food, drinks and live music on Wednesday nights. 

Explore the Lakefront


Splash & Slide

Dive in to summer at three water parks and nine outdoor pools in Milwaukee County Parks. Pools are open early June through Labor Day. Spend your day on water slides, lazy rivers or zero-depth entry pools. Day rates and season passes are available.

Find a Pool

Shop Fresh & Local

Throughout the summer our parks are home to some of the area's most popular farmers markets. Visit South Shore Park or Cathedral Square Park on Saturdays, Jackson Park or Walker Square on Thursdays and Ziedler Park on Wednesdays.

Find a Farmers Market


9480 Watertown Road
Wauwatosa WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)



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