Our mission is to steward a thriving park system that positively impacts every Milwaukee County Park visitor. Here's how we do it.
Open Space Stewards
The Parks Operations team oversees 16,000 acres of managed and natural areas park land. You'll see our operations crew throughout the year maintaining the parks, including trash pickup, forestry management, trail maintenance, graffiti removal, snow removal, athletic field preparation, rentals preparation and mowing.
The Natural Areas team overees thousands of acres of open space including beaches, ephemiral ponds and prairie. They monitor native and invasive plants and animals in Milwaukee County.
The Business Services team manages operations that help fund park improveent projects. This includes managing and operating our beer gardens, working with partner businesses, creating hundreds of seasonal jobs at our pools, golf courses and parks.
The Recreation Services team manages our community centers, organizes sports leagues and athletic field rentals, and operates our indoor and outdoor swimming pools.
Parks Rangers & Safety
Our Ranger team helps keep parks safe for all by patrolling parks and enforcing park ordinances.
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History of the Parks
Milwaukee County Parks was officially formed in 1907, but some of the parks in the system date back to the 1830's. Learn more about the history of the Milwaukee's Parks:
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Grab a Gift Card
Milwaukee County Parks gift cards can be used at golf courses, beer gardens, and for entry to the Mitchell Park Domes and Boerner Botanical Gardens. Gift cards are available online, at golf course clubhouses and at the Parks Administration building, 9480 Watertown Plank Road, (Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.).
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