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RNC Operational Updates for Monday, July 15, through Friday, July 19

The Milwaukee County Courthouse will remain open during the Republican National Convention (RNC). All court operations (Civil and Family Filings, Restraining Orders, Probate, In Custody Intake Court, Preliminary Hearings) will be operating at Vel Phillips Juvenile Justice Center (10201 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI.) For more information about how other Milwaukee County services and operations will be impacted during the RNC, visit Milwaukee County's RNC updates webpage.  

Milwaukee County Parks: Always Something New to Discover

With over 150 parks, miles of scenic trails, golf courses, beer gardens, dog parks, beaches, community centers, botanical gardens, nature trails and hundreds of events, Milwaukee County Parks always offers something new for you to discover.

Wehr Nature Center: 50 years Rooted & Growing - logo

Celebrate Wehr Nature Center's 50-year Legacy!

At Wehr, nature is accessible to all, year-round! Explore accessible park features, including a 1-mile All Abilities loop trail with a hard-surface boardwalk, an accessible pier overlooking Mallard Lake, and an observation blind under expansion. 

Go to Wehr's Website for More About the Facility & Events


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Looking to Rent a Space? 

Explore our unique spaces for your next event.

View our Rentals Guide on Issuu

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Pools Open for Summer!

In addition to family waterparks at Cool  Waters and Schulz Aquatic Center, three deep-well pools – including Pelican Cove –wading pools and splash pads across the county are open for the summer. Amenities vary by pool. Season passes are available (and pay for themselves in about 10 visits)!

More About the Different Pools

What's New

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Got Questions? Visit Our Knowledge Bank

Head to our knowledge bank to find answers to what you can, or can't, do in the parks, and find guides to applying for permits, picnics and more.

Visit the Knowledge Bank on Help Scout

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Get the Latest Parks News

Don't miss out. Sign up for our parks e-newsletters for the latest news about great events like the Harley-Davidson Homecoming, as well as information on jobs, special offers and capital projects.

Sign Up for Parks e-News

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Get the Parks Explorer App

Add our Parks Explorer app to your phone to find parks and trails near you, check the open status on amenities, share photos, earn digital badges and more. 

Get the Parks Explorer App 

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We're Hiring

Visit our careers page to apply for seasonal, full-time and lifeguard positions in the parks.

View Jobs with The Parks

Greetings from Mitchell Park Domes - inspired by vintage travel postcards, this sticker for the show features a graphic of a car filled with plants traveling along a country highway, with The Domes in the distance.

Greetings from The Domes!

Travel The Domes and experience United Plants Across America, the summer floral show. The "horticultural road trip" highlighs iconic national landmarks across five regions of the United States. Embark on an adventure that takes a fraction of the time of actual travel but creates lasting memories for years to come. AND. . . don't miss Sticker Wednesdays for your commemorative sticker inspired by vintage travel postcards!

 Go to The Domes Website for Show Detais

Milwaukee County Parks Traveling Beer Garden Schedule

Follow the Traveling Beer Garden Tour!

It's that time of year again – Beer Gardening Season! Visit all the Parks on the Tour, and know that revenue from your purchase goes back into improving the Parks!

Visit the Traveling Beer Garden Website for More About the Tour

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Protecting Our Natural Resources

From lagoons and marshes to forests and prairies, the environmental work of Milwaukee County Parks is vital to the health of the region. 

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Natural Areas

Milwaukee County Parks manages over 10,000 acres of land, including forests, prairies, and many other natural communities. These natural areas under Milwaukee County Parks stewardship are vital to the environmental health of the region.

More About the Work of our Natural Areas Team

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Find a Nature Trail

Explore Milwaukee County's networks of nature trails. Nature trails are perfect for birding, wildlife watching, getting fresh air on your morning walk or simply finding some quiet space.

More About All the Nature Trails


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