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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Your Week in 60 Seconds
A 60-second guide to what's happening in the parks this week.
Natural Areas Matching Campaign
Our $10,000 challenge to support natural areas ends June 15. Donate.
Boating season has officially begun! Season boat launch permits for motorized, non-motorized and jet skis are now available to purchase online.Get a permit.
Explore 12 formal gardens at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Read our quick guide to the top events happening in Milwaukee County Parks in June.
There are two seasons in Milwaukee: winter and beer garden. Read more about our permanent and traveling beer gardens at www.mkebeergardens.com.
Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic Water parks will open on weekends only until mid-June. Get a season pass for unlimited visits all summer.
Oak Leaf Trail Gets Mapped
June 10, 2019
New navigtional kiosks are being installed along the Oak Leaf Trail this summer. The first 10 signs, funded by the Chris Kegel Foundation are already in place. 30 signs will be installed by the end of June.
Plans Announced for Bradford Beach Accessibility Improvements
June 5, 2019
Milwaukee County Parks and Ramp Up Milwaukee revealed plans this month to fund raise $100,000 with the goal of installing a permanent ramp at Bradford Beach. The ramp, together with seasonal mobi-mats (shown above) and free beach wheelchair rentals will help create a more inclusive beach for all users.
April 25, 2019
The Vine Humboldt wine and beer garden opened in Humboldt Park on May 23. The new venue replaces the previous Humboldt Park Beer Garden, and will serve wine on tap, craft beers and empanadas from Triciclo Peru.
April 30, 2019
A $19,000 grant will be used to create a Coastline Management Policy for Milwaukee County and a $41,800 grant will fund a comprehensive study to assess the vulnerability of Milwaukee County assets along the Lake Michigan shoreline to extreme weather.
April 15, 2019
New food and drink options are coming to Bradford Beach this summer. If approved by the Board of Supervisors, The Dock will take over food and beverages at the tiki huts and bar on the beach. Volley Life is operating volleyball leagues and tournaments at both Bradford and Grant beaches this year.
April 6, 2019
The Milwaukee tradition of fireworks on July 3 will return in 2019, thanks to a new partnership announced by Milwaukee County Chief Executive Chris Abele and Milwaukee Brewers MVP Christian Yelich.
Major Upcoming Events
Traveling Beer Garden Keg Tapping
5 p.m. June 12, Falk Park
The Traveling Beer Garden's Pass Me a Pint tour moves to Falk Park starting Wednesday June 12. Join us for a keg tapping to celebrate at 5 p.m.
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Fathoms Under Sea Garden Show
June 3 - Sept 8, Mitchell Park Domes
Explore a summer garden inspired by the depths of the ocean. Colorful fish sculptures swirl around plants resembling those found on the ocean's floor. The summer show will open daily from June 3 - Sept. 8 and is included with regular admission.
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Concerts in the Gardens
June 20, Boerner Botanical Gardens
The free weekly concert series at Boerner Botanical Gardens kicks off with a performance by the Concord Chamber Orchestra. Concerts are held every Thursday, at 6:30pm until August 29.
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