County parks

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City and County partner to limit traffic on some streets for bikes, pedestrians

Published May 8, 2020

On late Friday - after numerous other cities around the country limited traffic on some streets to make room for pedestrians and bikes - the City of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County announced the Active Streets initiative to, "provide additional temporary recreation spaces for people to safely engage in physical activities such as walking, biking, or running," during the pandemic.

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Coronavirus extinguishes July 3 fireworks

Published April 27, 2020

This year's July 3 Lakefront Fireworks show, presented by American Family Insurance, T&M Partners, Milwaukee Brewers and Milwaukee County Parks, has fizzled thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, organizers announced today.

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Petition seeks support for keeping Lake Park's Ravine Road open to all

Published Jan. 7, 2020

The Ravine Road - which snakes through Lake Park from up where Newberry Boulevard meets the park down to Lincoln Memorial Drive - has been closed for years while Milwaukee County has figured out what to do about the endangered Ferry & Clas-designed bridge that spans it. A petition seeks to ensure that it is ultimately reopened.

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Urban spelunking: Home for Dependent Children / County Parks headquarters

Published May 7, 2019

The County Parks headquarters, 9508 W. Watertown Plank Rd., sits alone atop high ground on the Milwaukee County Grounds overlooking Watertown Plank Road, a not especially expressionistic cream city brick structure that is full of history that it embraces quietly. We went inside to learn more.

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Northpoint stand has a new operator and you know them

Published April 9, 2019

As Bartolotta Restaurant Group turns its lakefront focus to the roundhouse at McKinley Marina, the Musa family, which runs Casablanca on Brady Street, is in talks to take over the former custard and burgers stand at the foot of Northpoint hill.

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Play FootGolf in the County Parks during this summer's World Cup

Published June 11, 2018

This summer, if after watching the World Cup you feel inspired to get outside and kick the ball around, we've got the perfect way to do it: FootGolf, which is fun and exactly what it sounds like and offered by the Milwaukee County Parks at four local courses.