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

Beer Garden Season

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

Become a Lifeguard

Training sessions are now open for any strong swimmer interested in becoming a Milwaukee County Parks lifeguard this summer. Get details. 

Adopt a Salamander, Bumblebee or Crayfish

Virtual adoptions of three animals that live in Milwaukee County Parks, including the endangered rusty-patched bumblebee, are now available as part of a fundraising campaign for natural areas. Get details.

Enter the Wildlife Photo Contest

Submit your best wildlife and landscape photos taken in a Milwaukee County Park for a chance to win cash prizes. Deadline to enter is May 1. Learn more.

Make the Most of April

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

What's New

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.

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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.

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Traveling Beer Garden 2019 Schedule Revealed

Feb. 26, 2019

The Traveling Beer Gardens will return for the sixth year this summer. The beer gardens will visit 13 park sites between May and September. New stops this year include Washington Park, Jacobus Park and Falk Park.

Free Aira Service Available at Domes, Boerner & Wehr

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. 




Major Upcoming Events

Japanese Zen Garden Opening Day

April 20, Mitchell Park Domes

The Floral Show Dome will be transformed into a relaxing Japanese-themed zen garden for the spring show. The show will open daily, April 20 - May 25 and is included with general admission to The Domes.  

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Boerner Opening Day


April 27, Boerner Botanical Gardens

Spring officially arrives with the opening of Boerner Botanical Gardens.

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Traveling Beer Garden Opening Day

May 8, Juneau Park

The 2019 Traveling Beer garden season gets underway on May 8. Join us for a keg tapping at 5 p.m. with free beer while supplies last. The beer garden will stay at Juneau Park from May 8 - 27.

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Wauwatosa, WI 53226
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