Milwaukee County Parks


With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, 15 golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails and hundreds of events, there's always something new to discover in your Milwaukee County Parks.


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Guide to Nov. 22 - Dec. 5

A 60-second guide to what's happening in the parks.

Give the Gift of Golf With a Milwaukee County Parks Gift Card


Golf Sale

Holiday Golf Sale

Get great deals on golf gifts including clubs, gear and Milwaukee County Parks gift cards. Specials available Nov. 29 – Dec. 23, at Currie Golf Clubhouse.

Maptacular 2019

Eleven more Milwaukee County Parks maps have been created by local artists and illustrators as part of the Maptacular 2019 art project. View this year's designs.

Cool Fool Kite Fest

Make the Most of December

Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in December.

What's New

New Milwaukee County Parks Foundation Launches With Over $350,000 in Donations

Nov. 26, 2019

A new Milwaukee County Parks Foundation was launched on Nov. 25, with over $350,000 in donations from Chris Abele, Cheri and Tom Briscoe, MillerCoors and Herb Kohl Philanthropies. Led by a diverse group of community organizers, corporate executives, nonprofit leaders, small business-owners and other members of the greater Milwaukee community, the Milwaukee Parks Foundation will spend 2020 focusing on investment priorities in the parks and promoting their founding member program. 

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Boerner Botanical Wins National Display Garden Award

Nov. 7, 2019

Boerner's trail garden won first place in the the All-American Selections Design Competition. The contest challenges gardens to create a themed display using AAS Winning plants. Boerner's winning theme was an Alice In Wonderland inspired design. Read More.

Hold Onto Your Butt Campaign Launches at Bradford Beach

Oct. 15, 2019

Milwaukee County Parks has teamed up with the City of Milwaukee Tobacco-Free Alliance and other local organizations for a new campaign to reduce cigarette butt litter in our parks and beaches. The effort includes the installation of cigarette butt receptacles at local beaches.

Columbus Park Renamed 'Indigenous Peoples' Park'

Oct. 14, 2019

At a ceremony on Oct. 14, Indigenous Peoples Day, the Milwaukee park previously known as Columbus Park, was renamed to Indigenous Peoples' Park. 

Parks & Packers Team Up for Playground Renovation

Oct. 2, 2019

Green Bay Packers players, along with parks staff and volunteers, helped construct a new playground at Center Street Park on Oct. 1. The new playground is expected to be complete and open by the end of October.




Major Upcoming Events

Winter Wonders

Nov. 29 – Jan. 1, Whitnall Park, 5 to 10 p.m.

A new 1.4-mile drive-through holiday light show featuring more than 80 displays, set in the area surrounding the Boerner Botanical Gardens, Whitnall Park and the Root River Parkway. The show runs daily from 5 to 10 p.m.

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Domes holiday show

The Domes Holiday Garden Show

Nov. 23 - Jan. 5

This holiday season, The Domes will be decked with classic lights, ornaments and decorations. The show is included with regular admission.

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balloon drop

New Year's Eve Celebration 

Dec. 31, Mitchell Park Domes

Ring in the New Year at this family-friendly special event that includes live music, magic, light shows, balloon twisting, face painting, a DJ dance party AND the Big Balloon Drop at 9 p.m.!

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Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.


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


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