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2020 Milwaukee beer garden guide

Published July 3, 2020

Beer garden season is here. Here's when local beer gardens will open their taps for the challenging 2020 season.

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8 of Milwaukee's best picnic spots

Published Aug. 16, 2019

The sun is out, the weather is nice and you're hungry ... sounds like it's picnic time. So we've scouted the East Side of Milwaukee for some of the city's best spots to pack a basket, lay down a blanket and grab a bite to eat.

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Snag a selfie at a Wisconsin State Park

Published June 20, 2019

Snapping a selfie with a scenic Wisconsin backdrop just got easier with Travel Wisconsin selfie stands - no selfie stick necessary.

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Aldermen celebrate renewed Foundation Park

Published April 25, 2019

Milwaukee Alds. Russell W. Stamper, II and Michael J. Murphy will celebrate the reconstruction of Foundation Park, 3700 W. McKinley Ave. in the East Martin Drive neighborhood, in an event Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m.

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Checking in at Tiefenthaler Park's renovated basketball courts

Published Nov. 8, 2018

Last year, college student Joe Franke and founder of ActivakeMKE, put together a team to renovate the two ragged basketball courts at Tiefenthaler Park in the Midtown neighborhood. We went back to take a look now that the "floor" of one of the two courts has been painted, following a design by Steve Kodis.

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Heavy winds down a landmark Lake Park tree

Published Oct. 22, 2018

Driving around Milwaukee on Sunday morning, there were a lot of tree branches, large and small, to be seen, victims of heavy winds the day before, when our first snowflakes appeared, too. The worst victim I've heard about so far was along the path in Lake Park that runs along Lake Drive on the upper East Side.

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MKE Rec kicks off playfield upgrades as City DPW opens new playground

Published Oct. 3, 2018

One day after the City of Milwaukee and members of the Green Bay Packers cut the ribbon on the new Galena Park Playground at 31st and Galena, built in partnership with MKE Plays, Milwaukee Recreation has announced a groundbreaking event that will kick off renovations at a trio of Milwaukee playfields.

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Get off the beaten path in these Wisconsin State Parks

Published Aug. 22, 2018

Whether you're interested in escaping to the great outdoors for education, physical exertion or quiet contemplation, there's something for everyone at these lesser-known state parks. So avoid the crowds and take the road less traveled at these six Wisconsin State Parks.

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First Look: Trestle Park

Published July 2, 2018

An old vacant lot and a former railroad trestle jutting out over the Milwaukee River are being converted into a new park on the Historic Third Ward RiverWalk.

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The Milwaukee Maze opens today

Published May 18, 2018

The Milwaukee Maze, which opens today in West Allis' McCarty Park, is a 10,000-foot wooden maze that was created by a local couple, Matthew and Krizty Zaccone.