Milwaukee County Parks

April What's Up Guide

A sure sign of spring: tulips at the Boerner Botanical Gardens

#MKEthemost of April

Your quick guide to events and programs coming up in Milwaukee County Parks.

SHAW Hockey at Wilson Ice Arena

SHAW Hockey Showcase

Enjoy four days of end-of-season youth hockey tournaments, food, raffles and fun! FREE admission for spectators!

April 4 – 7, at Wilson Ice Arena

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Re:Craft and Relic - Spring Market

Re:Craft and Relic

Shop the best in all things vintage, ​upcycled and handmade! The Spring Market features more than 150 vendors and hands-on, DIY workshops in floral design and macramé.

April 5 & 6, at the Milwaukee County Sports Complex

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Woodcock: photo by Laura Meyers

Woodcocks, Wood Frogs & Wine

See the iconic “sky dance” of the American Woodcock at one of the few spots in the area able to offer this amazing site! Enjoy a presentation, glass of wine or beer, and a sunset stroll to listen for frogs and witness the "dance." A 21+ event.

April 6, at Wehr Nature Center

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Performance of the Dance Academy of Mexixo

World of Dancing

Swirls of color fill The Domes as local dance groups perform in vibrant ethinic dress. See students of the Dance Academy of Mexico, Trinity Irish Dance Company and more!

April 7, at The Domes

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free fishing clinics for kids in Milwaukee County Parks

Free Spring Fishing Clinics for Kids

Take the kids (age 15 and younger) to learn to fish! Members of local fishing clubs provide instruction on safety, knot tying, equipment and proper techniques. Equipment is available, but bring your own rod and reel if you'd like.

April 13, at 10 participating parks

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Japanese Zen Garden - Spring Floral Show at The Domes

Japanese Zen Garden

Spring arrives in Milwaukee at the Japanese Zen Garden floral show!

April 20 – May 25, at The Domes

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Kids with the Easter Bunny at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Free Spring Family Event

Visit with the Easter bunny (10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.) and join Friends of Boerner Botanical Gardens for a morning of crafts for kids and seasonal activities!

April 21, at Boerner Botanical Gardens 

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See additional egg hunts & events in other parks

Earth Day Essentials at The Domes

Earth Day Essentials

Discover the power of plants through their essential oils! Demonstrations, door prizes and plant take-away are included in regular admission.

April 22, at The Domes

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Native Plant Pre-Order Deadline: April 24

Native Plant Sale Pre-Order

Deadline: April 24

Start planning your sustainable garden!

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Arbor Day & Opening Day of the Garden Season at Boerner Botanical Gardens

Arbor Day & Opening Day Free Admission

Celebrate Arbor Day & Opening Day of the Garden Season with a tree-planting ceremony and free admission to the Botanical Gardens. A group of local school children will participate in the ceremony.

April 26, at Boerner Botanical Gardens

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Rock the Green Earth Day Celebration

Rock the Green

Learn about eco-friendly opportunities, support the community in its environmental efforts, and enjoy a live concert featuring Chicken Wire Empire and Lex Allen!

April 27, at Estabrook Park

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Community Pet Clinic at Kosciuszko Park

Community Pet Clinic

Bring your cat or dog for low-cost vaccinations! Microchipping is also available!

April 27, at Kosciuszko Park

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Walks, Runs, Rides & Fitness

Neighborhood Spring Egg Hunts

Some of the events require membership in the Friends Group or Neighborhood Association presenting the event, or advance-purchase tickets. Please follow links for details.



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


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