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 Fall Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

Fall Golf Scrambles

Go for a fall drive in our annual golf scrambles at Grant Park, Currie Park, Greenfield Park, Dretzka Park, Oakwood Park and Brown Deer Park golf courses.

China Lights at Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Chinese lantern festival returns for a third year with new displays and a new theme.

Fall Fun Guide

From ghost trains to pumpkin pavilions, browse our short guide to fall fun in the parks.

Enter the 2018/19 Conservation Photo Contest

Submit your best nature photos for a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline extended to May 1, 2019.

Make the Most of October

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

What's New

Humboldt Pavilion Great Room Named for Ruth Simos

Oct. 11, 2018

The Great Room at Humboldt Park Pavilion was renamed this week in honor of Ruth Simos, the founder of Humboldt Park Friends who worked tirelessly to foster park stewardship, preserve park history, improve amenities and safety, and to sponsor events and programming in Humboldt Park.

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Mobcraft Brewery

Building a Better 414 — 2019 Recommended Budget Released

Oct. 1, 2018

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele released the recommended 2019 county budget today with an emphasis on the partnerships that built the budget — and on the coalition that will be needed to reform the state-funding structure and help community leaders build a better 414.

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County Receives $2m Grant for Lake Park Bridge

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Design Concepts for Moving South Shore Beach Unveiled

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Prototype Map Sign for Oak Leaf Trail Installed

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Major Upcoming Events

China Lights

Sept. 21 - Oct. 21, Boerner Botanical Gardens

The Chinese lantern festival returns this fall with 'Panda Mania' and a brand new display to light up Boerner Botanical Gardens. Tickets now available.

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Where the Coleuses Grow

Sept. 22 - Nov. 4, Mitchell Park Domes

The fall floral show at the Milwaukee Domes features a colorful collection of coleuses, chrysanthemums and cure camouflaged creatures. Visiting the special exhibit includes "traveling" to the Tropical Dome and Desert Dome too!

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Day of the Dead

Oct. 26, Mitchell Park Domes

Celebrate Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead at The Domes. The Domes will be decorated for this Mexican tradition and activities include painting sugar skulls or building a skull garden.

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Planning Tools

Over 150 pavilions, community rooms, wedding venues and parks spaces are available to rent. Start planning your next event.



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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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