Milwaukee County Parks
 

Have a Picnic

Have a Picnic

Picnic Season Runs From May 1 Through Oct. 15

Get out your picnic basket! Nearly 150 picnic areas, along with picnic shelters and pavilions, are available for rent throughout Milwaukee County. If you’re counting on having picnic tables for your party or if you plan on drinking alcohol, grilling, or putting up a tent or bounce house, you'll need to reserve a site. Otherwise, set down your blanket and open that picnic basket!

Picnic Areas

Most parks have one or more picnic areas available for rent. These are open areas with picnic tables and are available from May 1 through Oct. 15. Rental rates are based on the size of your group. Your reservation includes use of the area at any time between 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the day of your rental, rain or shine.

 

Number of People

Fee

–50

$ 90

51–100

$180

101–150

$270

151–200

$360

201–250

$450

251–300

$540

301–350

$630

351–400

$720

 

 

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Shelters

If you need a back-up plan for poor weather, or you want easy access to restrooms, rent a picnic sites with a shelter. Shelters are available from May 1 through Oct. 15 and include use of the picnic tables, restrooms and access to electrical outlets. Rental rates are based on the size of your group (see chart above) plus a fee for the shelter (below). Your reservation includes use of the area between 10 a.m. – 10 p.m. on the day of your rental, rain or shine. 

Shelter with electricity, additional fee

$142.56

Shelter without electricity, additional fee

$110.88

rates include tax

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Park Pavilions

If you need an all-weather area for your picnic, several park pavilions are available for rent. Pavilions typically include an event room, small kitchenette and restrooms. Rentals are for four hours, minimum.

View Park Pavilions

Find a Picnic Site

Park

Site

Capacity

Notes

Alcott, 3751 S. 97th St., Milwaukee, WI 53228
 

Area 1

50 max

 

Algonquin, 7850 N. 51st St., Brown Deer, WI 53223

Area 1 50 max  

James W. Beckuum, 
900 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, WI 53205 

Area 1

200 max

 

Bender, 4503 E. Ryan Road, Oak Creek, WI 53154

Area 1

50 max  

Brown Deer, 7835 N. Green Bay Road, Milwaukee, WI 53209

 

Area 2

300 max

 

Area 3

200 max

 

Area 4

200 max

 

Area 5

150 max

 

Area 6

100 max

 

Area 7

200 max

 

Area 8

300 max

Amplified music OK

Cannon, 303 N. 95th St., Milwaukee, WI 53226

Area 1

50 max

 

Carver, 911 W. Brown St., Milwaukee, WI 53205

Area 2

200 max

Shelter/No Electric

Cooper, 8701 W. Chambers St., Milwaukee, WI 53222

Area 1

50 max

 

Cudahy, 3000 E. Ramsey Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110

Area 1

50 max

 

Cupertino, 2000 E. Iron St., Milwaukee, WI 53207

Area 1

50 max

 

Dineen, 6901 W. Vienna St., Milwaukee, WI 53216

Area 1

50 max

 

Doctors, 1870 E. Fox Lane, Fox Point, WI 53217

Area 1

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

200 max

 

Dretzka, 12020 W. Bradley Road, Milwaukee, WI 53224

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Estabrook, 
4400 N. Estabrook Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53211

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 6

150 max

 

Area 7

100 max

 

Area 8

100 max

 

Froemming, 8801 S. 51st St., Franklin, WI 53132

Area 1

50 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Amplified music OK

Gordon, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53212

 

Area 1

100 max

Shelter/No Electric

Grant, 
100 E. Hawthorne Ave., South Milwaukee, WI 53172

Area 3

50 max

 

Area 4

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

 

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 5A

200 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

 

Area 6

50 max

 

Area 7

200 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity 
 

Area 8

50 max

 

Greene, 
4235 S. Lipton Ave., St. Francis, WI 53235

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Greenfield, 
2028 S. 124th St., West Allis, WI 53227

Cool Waters Shelter 1

150 max

Available during public hours or as part of an after-hours private waterpark rental

SPECIAL RATES APPLY
Public Services Office: (414) 257-8005

Cool Waters Shelter 2

150 max

Available during public hours or as part of an after-hours private waterpark rental

SPECIAL RATES APPLY
Public Services Office: (414) 257-8005

Area 1

150 max

 

Area 2

150 max

 

Area 3A

250 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

 

Area 3B

250 max

 

Area 4

100 max

 

Area 5

350 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Amplified music OK

Area 6

100 max

 

Hales Corners, 
5765 S. New Berlin Road, Hales Corners, WI 53130

Area 2

50 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

Holler, 
5151 S. Sixth St., Milwaukee, WI 53221

Area 2 

50 max

 

Hoyt, 
1800 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Area 3

100 max

 

Area 4

150 max

 

Humboldt, 
3000 S. Howell Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53207

 

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

200 max

 

Area 4

300 max

 

Area 5

200 max

 

Jackson, 
3500 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53215

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

200 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity 

 

Area 3

100 max

 

Area 4

300 max

 

Area 5

200 max

 

Area 6

300 max

 

Area 7

50 max

 

Area 8

300 max

 

Area 9

50 max

 

Area 10

50 max

 

Area 12

50 max

 

Jacobus, 
6501 W. Hillside Lane, Wauwatosa, WI 53213

 

Area 1

150 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Johnsons, 1919 W. Fond du Lac Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53205

 

Area 1

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Kern, 
3614 N. Humboldt Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53212

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

50 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity 

 

Kletzsch, 
6560 N. Milwaukee River Parkway, Glendale, WI 53209

 

Area 1

200 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

100 max

 

Area 4

100 max

 

Area 5

200 max

 

Area 7

100 max

 

Area 8

200 max

Shelter/No Electric

Kosciuszko, 
2201 S. Seventh St., Milwaukee, WI 53215

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Kulwicki, 10777 W. Coldspring Road, Greenfield, WI 53228

Area 1

50 max

 

La Follette, 
9418 W. Washington St., West Allis, WI 53214

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

Lake, 
3233 E. Kenwood Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53211

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

200 max

 

Area 3

150 max

 

Area 4

250 max

 

Area 5

250 max

 

Area 6

100 max

 

Lincoln, 
1301 W. Hampton Ave., Glendale, WI 53209

Area 1

100 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

Area 4

50 max

 

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 6

50 max

 

Lindsay, 4360 N. 87th St., Milwaukee, WI 53222

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Madison, 
9800 W. Glendale Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53225

Area 1

100 max

 

McCarty, 
8214 W. Cleveland Ave., West Allis, WI 53219

 

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

McGovern, 
5400 N. 51st Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53218

 

Area 1

150 max

 

Area 2

150 max

 

Area 3

200 max

Shelter/No Electric

Area 4

200 max

Shelter/Limited Electric

Area 5

150 max

 

Mitchell, 
524 S. Layton Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53215

 Area 1

200 max

 

 

Area 2

 

100 max

 

Pulaski-Cudahy, 
5400 S. Swift Ave., Cudahy, WI 53110

 

 

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Rainbow, 700 S. 119th St., West Allis 53214

Area 1

50 max

 

Root River Parkway, 
South 92nd Street & West College Avenue

Area 2

300 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity 

 

Root River Parkway, 
South 92nd St. & West Forest Home Avenue

Area 3

400 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

Scout Lake, 5902 W. Loomis Road, Greendale, WI 53129

Area 1

50 max

 

Sheridan, 
4800 S. Lake Drive, Cudahy, WI 53110

Area 2

50 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

Area 4

50 max

 

Area 5

150 max

 

Sherman, 
3000 N. Sherman Blvd., Milwaukee, WI 53210

Area 1

200 max

 

Area 2

250 max

 

Smith, 
5462 N. 33rd St., Milwaukee, WI 53209

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

South Shore, 
2900 S. Shore Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53207

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

Vogel, 8601 W. Lancaster Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53225
 

Area 1

50 max

 

Washington, 
1859 N. 40th St., Milwaukee, WI 53208

Area 2

200 max

 

Area 3

100 max

Shelter/No Electric

 

Area 5

200 max

 

Area 7

50 max

 

Area 8

50 max

 

Area 9

50 max

 

Area 10

50 max

 

West Milwaukee, 
5000 W. Burnham St., West Milwaukee, WI 53219

Area 1

50 max

 

Whitnall, 
5879 S. 92nd St., Franklin, WI 53132

NOTE: For sites 1-4,
see Root River Parkway

 

Area 5

100 max

 

Area 6

100 max

 

Area 7

200 max

 

Area 8

200 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

Wilson, 
1601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53221

Area 1

200 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

Area 2

300 max

 

Area 3

150 max

 

Area 4

100 max

 

Area 5

100 max

 

Area 6A

50 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

 

Wilson Recreation Center, 4001 S. 20th St., Milwaukee, WI 53221
 

Area 6

100 max

Amplified music OK

 

Area 8

100 max

 

Wisconsin Avenue, 
10300 W. Wisconsin Ave., Wauwatosa, WI 53226

 

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Zablocki, 
3717 W. Howard Ave., Greenfield, WI 53221

Area 1

100 max

 

Area 2

50 max

 

No-Staking Rule
Staking is NOT allowed, due to underground irrigation systems, power lines, or other utility lines. Tents or other structures must be secured with sandbags or weights.

Public Services Office

(414) 257-8005

How to Rent

Picnic areas, shelters and pavilions can be rented by calling our public services team at (414) 257-8005. We accept bookings two years in advance and require at least two-weeks notice. Payment in full is required to confirm your booking. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa. 

Bookings can also be taken in person at the Milwaukee County Parks office in Wauwatosa, Mon. – Fri., 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

How to Have a Picnic

Cancellations

To cancel your reservation, you must submit the Cancellation Request Form to the Public Services Office. If received 90 days or more prior to your rental date, you will receive a full refund minus the processing fee. If received 90 to 30 days prior to the scheduled date, you will receive a 50% refund. If less than 30 days prior to the scheduled date, you will not receive a refund. Refunds are not issued due to unfavorable weather conditions. Rentals are not rescheduled due to unfavorable weather conditions.

Fourth of July Picnics

We do not take reservations for the Fourth of July. On this holiday, enjoy picnic sites on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

 

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS

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

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