Parks in Milwaukee

Carver Park

911 W Brown St, Milwaukee, WI 53205
6am-10pm, daily
414.257.7275

In the Hillside neighborhood of Milwaukee off Brown Street in Carver Park. Carver Park is packed full of fun things to do! Bring your toddler to wade in the splash pad or let their imagination flourish in the Tot Lot Play Area. With a Little League and standard-size baseball diamonds, folks of all ages can come out and swing. The park additionally features two basketball courts, one full and one half-court. Two shelters have been built in the event mother nature rains on your parade. On-site is the James W. Beckum Indoor Baseball Practice Facility with restrooms. See the city of Milwaukee’s website to learn how you can rent out the pavilion or acquire an athletic field permit.

Veterans Park

1010 N Lincoln Memorial Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
6am-10pm, daily
414.257.7275

Veterans Park is located on Milwaukee’s Eastside, right on Lake Michigan. Park-goers can enjoy a 1.3-mile walk around the lagoon on the paved Oak Leaf Trail. Furthermore, visitors can bring their poles and spend their time fishing in the lagoon, too! On the parks’ Southern end, park attendees can pay their respect to those who served our nation at the Southeastern Wisconsin Vietnam Veterans Memorial. If you follow the trail South, you can even make your way to the Milwaukee War Memorial and Art Museum.

Paliafito Eco-Arts Park

315 W Walker St #301, Milwaukee, WI 53204
Open 24 hours
414.763.7379

Maybe you aren’t interested in packing up the car and trekking to a park to spend your whole day there. Perhaps you just want to sit in the grass and read a book or listen to some music. Paliafito Eco-Arts Park is just the place! Walk right out the front door and head five blocks South on 4th Street. Turn left on Walker Street and, wah-lah, you’re at Paliafito Eco-Arts Park. While there may not be a playground or basketball court, Paliafito Eco-Arts Park is open twenty-four hours, which means you can visit at any time of the day! Unlike most Milwaukee parks that close in the evenings at ten, Paliafito is available for people to visit whenever they want. Your neighbors are being loud? Having a hard time falling asleep? You just need to get out of your apartment? No worries, Paliafito is here for you to get your quick park fix in before getting back to the daily grind of city life.

Lakeshore State Park

500 N Harbor Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53202
6am-10pm, daily
414.274.4281

If you are looking for an escape from the city life of Milwaukee, head down to Lakeshore State Park. If you are looking for a park that allows you to do more than just one activity, Lakeshore State Park is for you. Park visitors can enjoy fishing, boating, hiking, and biking all while soaking in breathtaking views. Use the Hank Aaron State Trail to link up with Veterans, Juneau, McKinley, and Back Bay Park! If you’re lost for ideas to get out this weekend, back up your friends and spend the afternoon at Milwaukee’s Eastside lakefront parks!

Juneau Park

900 N Prospect Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202
6am-10pm, daily
414.277.0851

Just on the West side of Lincoln Memorial Drive, opposite Veterans Park is Juneau Park. Juneau Park is just shy of stretching sixteen acres with many multi-purpose trails. Make your way down to the shoreline and experience both Veterans Park and Juneau Park from the Oak Leaf Trail! Here you can find a statue of the famous Viking Leif Ericson constructed by Anne Whitney. Park-goers will also be able to see the Solomon Juneau Statue erected by Richard Henry Park. On Juneau Park’s Northern end, one can observe the cabin that used to belong to Solomon Juneau.

 

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