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.


Our Top Picks of Spring Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Miniature Milwaukee Train Show

The annual train show returns to The Domes from Jan. 19 - April 7, with the theme "Miniature Milwaukee." The show is open daily and is included with general admission to The Domes.

Become a Lifeguard

Training sessions are now open for any strong swimmer interested in becoming a Milwaukee County Parks lifeguard this summer. Get details. 

Apply for Summer Jobs

County Parks are accepting applications for seasonal positions including beer gardens, pools, golf courses and parks operations. Apply now.

Enter the Wildlife Photo Contest

Submit your best wildlife and landscape photos taken in a Milwaukee County Park for a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline to enter is May 1. Learn more.

Make the Most of March

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

What's New

Traveling Beer Garden 2019 Schedule Revealed

Feb. 26, 2019

The Traveling Beer Gardens will return for the sixth year this summer. The beer gardens will visit 13 park sites between May and September. New stops this year include Washington Park, Jacobus Park and Falk Park.

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New Food & Beverage Partnership Opportunities Available

Feb. 8, 2019

A Request for Proposals has been published for food operations at several park sites including Whitnall Park Beer Garden, Humboldt Park, Bradford Beach and the Traveling Beer Garden. Interested businesses have until March 4 to apply.

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Free Aira Service Available at Domes, Boerner & Wehr

Dec. 26, 2018

Aira, a service that connects people who are blind or low-vision to highly trained, remotely-located agents, is available for free use at several Milwaukee County Parks venues. 

Greater Milwaukee Foundation Parks Fund Launches

A new way to donate to Milwaukee County Parks

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Online Parks Store Opens

A new range of parks-inspired merchandise including button-up dog shirts, parks t-shirts, Maptacular posters, and stickers and patches are available at Proceeds will help fund future parks projects.



Major Upcoming Events

Japanese Zen Garden Opening Day

April 20, Mitchell Park Domes

The Floral Show Dome will be transformed into a relaxing Japanese themed zen garden for the spring show. The show will open daily, April 20 - May 25 and is included with general admission to The Domes.  


Boerner Opening Day


April 27, Boerner Botanical Gardens

Spring officially arrives with the opening of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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Domes Free Day

April 4, Mitchell Park Domes

Milwaukee County residents with proof of residency enjoy free general admission to The Domes on Free First Thursdays, from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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