Milwaukee County Parks
 

Have a Picnic

Have a Picnic

Picnic Season, May 1 – Oct. 15
Book for 2022 & 2023!

Reserve Your Picnic Area Online!

OR Reserve by Phone: Call the  Public Services Office Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. at (414) 257-8005
 

If you’re counting on having picnic tables for your party or if you plan on drinking alcohol, grilling, or putting up a tent, you'll need to reserve a site with a Milwaukee County Parks Picnic Rental Permit. Now open that picnic basket!

Some Designated First-Come, First-Served Picnic Areas are available. They do NOT allow you to bring or consume alcohol at the site.

Just the Right Spot for a Picnic

Picnic Areas are open areas with picnic tables and are available 7 days a week, May 1 – Oct. 15. Select Picnic Areas will allow amplified sound, when permission is granted by the Public Services Office (see table below). Rental rates are based on area capacities, amenities, and whether the day of the picnic falls on a weekday or weekend. Your Reserved Picnic Area or use of a Designated First-Come, First-Served Picnic Area includes use of the area any time between 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on the day of your rental, rain or shine. 

Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations

 

Picnic Shelter

Picnic Areas with Shelters

If you need a back-up plan for poor weather, or you want easy access to restrooms, rent a picnic area with a shelter, available 7 days a week from May 1 – Oct. 15. These rentals include the use of picnic tables, restrooms, and access to electrical outlets (where available). Rental rates are based on area capacities, amenities, and whether the day of your rental falls on a weekday or weekend. Your reservation includes use of the area between 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. on the day of your rental, rain or shine.

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.

Find a Picnic Site

Sites are Reservable OR Designated First-Come, First-Served (noted as PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE in the table below)

Park

Site/
Link to Details

Capacity

Rate for Rental Booked in 2022
Rate listed includes tax
School/501(c)3 groups, call 414-257-8005 for rates

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

Area 1

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1 50 max  Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

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

Area 1

50 max  Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 2

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 3

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 4

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 5

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 6

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 7

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 8
Amplified Sound Request:
call (414) 257-8005

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

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

Area 1

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 2
Shelter/No Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

Area 1

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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

Area 1

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE   
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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

Area 1

50 max

 Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric

100 max

Weekday: $215
Saturday or Sunday: $250

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

100 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE   
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 6

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 7

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 8

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric
Amplified Sound Request:
call (414) 257-8005

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

Area 1
Shelter/No Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4
Shelter/Limited Electric

100 max

Weekday: $215
Saturday or Sunday: $250

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5A
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 7
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 8

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 1

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE  
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Cool Waters Shelter 1

100 max

Opening Date TBD
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

100 max

Opening Date TBD
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

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3A
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 3B

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 4

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5
Shelter/Limited Electric
Amplified Sound Request:
call (414) 257-8005

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE  
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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

Area 2 

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Hoyt, 
1800 Swan Blvd., Wauwatosa, WI 53226

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 3

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 4

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 5

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2
Shelter/Limited Electric 

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 5

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 7

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 8

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 9

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 10

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 12

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 1

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric

100 max

Weekday: $215
Saturday or Sunday: $250

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3
Shelter/Limited Electric 

100 max

Weekday: $215
Saturday or Sunday: $250

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

 

Area 1

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 2

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 5

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 7

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 8
Shelter/No Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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

Area 1

 

Operated by the City of Greenfield
Visit the Greenfield website for rental information

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 5

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 3
Shelter/No Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

Area 4
Shelter/Limited Electric

100 max

Weekday: $215
Saturday or Sunday: $250

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 Area 1

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Mitchell Boulevard, 
5115 W. Bluemound Road, Milwaukee, WI 53208

 Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 2
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

 Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

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

Area 3
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 2

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 3
Shelter/No Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

Area 5

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 7

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 8

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 9

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

Area 10

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

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

 

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 6

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 7

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 8
Shelter/Limited Electri8

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

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

Area 1
Shelter/Limited Electric

125 max

Weekday: $240
Saturday or Sunday: $275

Area 2

100 max

Weekday: $170
Saturday or Sunday: $190

Area 3

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 4

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 5

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 6A
Shelter/Limited Electric

75 max

Weekday: $190
Saturday or Sunday: $225

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

Area 6
Amplified Sound Request:
call (414) 257-8005

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 8

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

 

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

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

Area 1

50 max

Weekday: $85
Saturday or Sunday: $95

Area 2

50 max

PERMIT NOT AVAILABLE 
Free on first-come, first-served basis

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.

Park

Site

Capacity

Notes

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

Locate Picnic Areas on the Park Map

Read the Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations

Book Your Site Now!

 

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

100 max

 

Area 4

100 max

 

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 6

50 max

 

Area 7

100 max

 

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

Locate Picnic Areas on the Park Map

Read the Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations

Book Your Site Now!

Area 4

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 5A

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Area 6

50 max

 

Area 7

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity 

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

Locate Picnic Areas on the Park Map

Read the Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations​​​​​​​

Book Your Site Now!

Area 1

50 max

 

Area 3A

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Area 3B

100 max

 

Area 4

50 max

 

Area 5

100 max

Shelter/ Limited Electricity

Amplified music OK

Area 6

50 max

 

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

Locate Picnic Areas on the Park Map

Read the Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations​​​​​​​

Book Your Site Now!

Area 1

100 max

Shelter / Limited Electricity

Area 2

50 max

 

Area 3

50 max

 

Area 4

50 max

 

Area 5

50 max

 

Area 6

50 max

 

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

Locate Picnic Areas on the Park Map

Read the Picnic Rental Rules & Regulations​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Book Your Site Now!

Area 2

100 max

 

Area 3

100 max

Shelter/No Electric

Area 5

100 max

 

Area 7

50 max

 

Area 8

50 max

 

Area 9

50 max

 

Area 10

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 may be rented by calling our Public Services Team, Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at (414) 257-8005. We accept bookings two years in advance. We require notice of at least seven days for reservations made in person or by phone, and we need at least 10 days notice for reservations made online. Payment in full is required to confirm your booking. We accept MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Visa. 

Cancellations

To cancel your reservation, you must submit the Cancellation Request Form to the Public Services Office. If your cancellation is received within 24 hours of making the initial reservation, you will receive a full refund. After 24 hours, a non-refundable $25 processing fee will be charged for all picnic cancellations. If your cancellation is received less than 30 days prior to the scheduled rental date, you will not be eligible for a refund. If you made payment with cash or check, please allow 6-8 weeks for a check refund to be processed.

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PARKS

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


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