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 Winter 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.

Skate at Slice of Ice at Red Arrow Park

Milwaukee's favorite outdoor ice rink is free to use if you bring your own skates. Skate rentals and hot drinks are also available. Learn more.

Make the Most of February

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

What's New

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 Botanical Gardens & Wehr Nature Center

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. Using a smartphone application and phone camera, Aira users can connect with live, sighted agents who provide on-demand visual descriptions and guidance.

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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.

County Receives $2m Grant for Lake Park Bridge

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Major Upcoming Events

All-Scale Train Show

Feb. 9-10, Mitchell Park Domes

The Miniature Milwaukee train show expands into the lobby with an all-scale train exhibit with interactive displays from train clubs from across Wisconsin. Event is included with general admission.


Great Backyard Birdcount

Feb. 15-18, All Parks

To take part, simply tally the numbers and kinds of birds you see during at least 15 minutes on one or more days of the count, Feb. 15-18. You can count from any location, including parks, for as long as you wish! Submit your results here.

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Wetland Monitoring Orientation

Feb. 13, Greenfield Park

Learn about what it means to be a wetland monitoring volunteer to help collect data from ephemeral wetlands throughout the park system. Register by Feb. 6. Contact Emilie Hunn, Assistant Natural Areas Coordinator, at (414) 257-8081 or email.

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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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