Milwaukee is home to a number of beautiful city parks. These include Lake Park, which has been named one of the top ten public spaces in U.S., as well as McKinley Park and Washington Park. Here are the list of Parks in Milwaukee:
Kilbourn reservoir Park – having an area of around 51 acres, this park is a home to many gorgeous picnic areas as well as trails and fishing spots.
Lake Park – with the total size of 210 acres, Lake Park ranks among the top ten public spaces in U.S.. It has been designed by Frederick Law Olmstead who also developed New York’s Central Park . There are playgrounds for children and adults alike along there roamed by turtles, ducks and lovely swans.
Humboldt Park – this is one of the largest city parks in Milwaukee . There are waterfalls, playgrounds and a zoo. It also has Hartung Park with its lily pond enclosed by weeping willows.
Washington park – it was once part of an estate owned by Henry Cudahy who donated his land to be developed into a public park . This 50-acre area offers trails for biking as well as walking or running along with playing fields and basketball courts
McKinley Park – having been named after President McKinley , this 36 acre public space features picnic areas that can be rented on weekends, several ponds which offer fishing opportunities and sports like tennis . The boathouse hosts many events throughout summertime including concerts during “MKE at the Lake” series.
West Milwaukee Park – this 26 acre area offers trails and paths for walking or biking along with a fitness course as well as playgrounds
Riverwest Park – named after the neighborhood, it is an urban park located on the west side of Milwaukee . It has been designed to attract birds since most trees in there are native species. There’re also picnic areas and sports fields available for rent throughout summertime.
Mitchell Airport Park – this is a small park located next to Mitchell International Airport. It includes the entrance of the airport and offers benches as well as walking areas perfect for spotting planes during take-offs or landings.
Cudahy Park – it was first established in 1891 and enlarged with annexations done between 1999 to 2001, Cudahy Park now spans over 100 acres . There are two playgrounds for youngsters along with picnic tables and shelter houses where public events can be held throughout summertime like “MKE at the Lake” concerts series.
Grant Park – having been founded in 1910, Grant Park has gained state recognition due its historical significance representing Milwaukee ‘s cultural heritage through monuments dedicated to people who contributed greatly to society such as those honoring Abraham Lincoln , Frederick Law Olmstead and Casimir Pulaski .
Bayview Park – this park was opened in 1999 and spans over 40 acres . It offers a playground, trails for biking or walking along with open spaces.
Brown Deer Park – with the total area of around 1000 acres , Brown deer is the largest public park within Milwaukee city limits. There are nature centers where wildlife can be observed as well as several sports facilities like soccer fields and tennis courts .
Riverbend Park – this park was opened in 2006 and is located within the Menomonee River Valley . It features a green space for picnics as well as rock climbing.
There’s so many to mention in these blog post. But these list sure do give you a good idea of the public parks in Milwaukee.