Milwaukee County Parks

Current Projects

Construction, Closures & Current Projects

Kletzsch Park Dam Upgrades

The Kletzsch Park dam project is a joint project between Milwaukee County Parks, Wisconsin DNR and Great Lakes Restoration to help improve overall river health, expand spawning areas for native fish and to protect the area from erosion due to foot traffic. 

Renovations will inlcude: 

  • A 350-foot-long, rock-filled fish passage that will let native fish move past the dam
  • An overlook in front of the waterfall
  • A fishing platform along the shoreline
  • Spots above and below the dam that will let people using kayaks and canoes portage around the structure 
  • The removal of some trees to accommodate viewing areas and other amenities. In their place, trees, shrubs and native grasses will be planted

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Pulaski Park Project

Pulaski Park

The Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District (MMSD) has begun work on a project to revitalize the Kinnickinnic River through Pulaski Park. The project will remove the concrete river bank and widen the channel. A new children's playground and a futsal court will be added as part of the project.

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South Shore Beach Study

As part of continued updates to Shore Shore Park, all of which are designed to improve water quality, four design concepts to move the South Shore Beach have been proposed. Consultants will complete their report and will complete construction drawings and specifications in 2019.

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Cathedral Square Park Playground

Cathedral Square Park playground is the oldest playground in the county parks system. The playground will be refurbished in fall 2018.



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


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