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 Spring Activities in Your Milwaukee County Parks

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.

#Lakelife Season

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. 

Boerner Botanical Open for 2019 Season

Explore 12 formal gardens at Boerner Botanical Gardens in Hales Corners. Open daily, 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. 

Make the Most of June

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

Beer Garden Season Has Arrived

There are two seasons in Milwaukee: winter and beer garden. Read more about our permanent and traveling beer gardens at

Dive into Summer

Cool Waters and Schulz Aquatic Water parks will open on weekends only until mid-June. Get a season pass for unlimited visits all summer.


What's New

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.

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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.

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New Wine & Beer Garden Open

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.  

Milwaukee County Parks Awarded $60,800 in Coastal Management Grant Funding

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.

New Partnerships Coming to Bradford Beach This Summer

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.

July 3 Fireworks to Return for 2019

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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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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