Milwaukee County Parks


All county offices will be closed Monday, Jan. 20 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Here are some ways to celebrate.

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

Guide to Jan. 17 - 30

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

Slow TV: Grant Park in Winter


Attack of the Giant Monsters train show

Attack of the Giant Monsters

The annual train show returns to the Mitchell Park Domes from Jan. 18 - March 29 with the theme: attack of the giant monsters. 

Slice of Ice

Grab your skates and head to Red Arrow Park. Downtown Milwaukee's outdoor ice rink is free to use when you bring your own skates. Affordable skate rentals are also available! Get Details.

Snow Shoe

Make the Most of January

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

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 trial 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

King Day

Jan. 20, King Community Center, Noon

Join us at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center as we celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King. Enjoy presentations of music, spoken word and dance, along with thoughts from guest speaker, Rev. Joseph Ellwanger.

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Domes winter show

Model Railway & Garden Show

Jan. 18 - Mar. 22

The popular modeal railway show returns to the Domes with the theme 'Attack of the Giant Monsters'. See spoofs of your favorite giant movie monsters during this fun and action-packed model train show. 

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Milwaukee Museum Week

Jan. 20 - 24, Mitchell Park Domes

Milwaukee Museum Week returns for a second year and The Domes will be taking part with a week of activities including a free youth day on Jan. 20, guided tours led by our expert horticulturalists, and extended hours and a light show on Jan. 23.

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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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