Our Parks. Our Community. Our Future.

Milwaukee Parks Foundation strives to collectively steward a thriving parks system. Through fundraising, raising awareness, building community capacity and partnerships, and advocacy, Milwaukee Parks Foundation (MPF) is dedicated to building a more vibrant and equitable parks system that benefits all.

Milwaukee County Parks Need You

Milwaukee County Parks is one of the top park systems in the nation. Unfortunately, unless something changes, Milwaukee County will not have the funds to maintain our parks properly. That means many of our parks may need to close causing thousands of people to lose access to playgrounds, splash pads, sports fields, rec programs, and more. 

Milwaukee Parks Foundation (MPF) is working to preserve our parks for future generations. Through fundraising and community engagement, MPF supports park operations and expands access for all people to enjoy our parks.

Join the Movement for Parks

Give to Parks

Plant the seeds to help us grow.

Your donation will help MPF support Milwaukee County Parks to maintain and update a more vibrant and equitable parks system. Contributions are funneled into three focus areas: safety, youth enrichment, and capital projects. Your gift could contribute to refreshed basketball courts, improved aquatics, much needed building upgrades, lighting in parks, and more.

Volunteer in Parks

Be a part of our parks.

Volunteers help keep our parks safe, fun and accessible. It’s also a great way to learn more about your local parks. MPF will help you find community organizations that offer a variety of volunteer opportunities in our parks.

Help us support the sustainability and vibrancy of our parks.

Molson Coors, Milwaukee County Parks, and the Milwaukee Parks Foundation are embarking on an exciting journey to bolster the sustainability and vibrancy of our parks.

Take the Park Champion Pledge


We collaborate with the community to grow our local lifeguard pipeline and invite all of our neighbors to strengthen their connection to water.

Check out our
Merch Store!

Get your exclusive Milwaukee County Parks Merchandise. We have park posters, t-shirts, totes, and more!

News and Events

Healthy County Challenge

Wisconsin Bike Week: Bike with the County Executive

Wisconsin Bike Week 2024 will be celebrated June 1 – 9; a week dedicated to bike safety, the economic impact

Healthy County Challenge

Wehr Nature Center 50th Anniversary

Wehr Nature Center is celebrating an exciting milestone in 2024 as it marks 50 years of being A Place for all

Healthy County Challenge

Washington Park Wednesday Wellness

At the season kick-off of Washington Park Wednesdays, County Executive Crowley and Barre Milwaukee will lead the audience in a quick all-abilities workout

basketball with Bucks logo on a new outdoor basketball court

Tell Your Park Story

Share your love for our parks with our People in the Parks series. Your story can teach others about the incredible parks we have all over Milwaukee County.

basketball with Bucks logo on a new outdoor basketball court

MPF in the News

The Milwaukee Parks Foundation will catalyze neighbors of all ages to participate in healthy, fun, varied programming throughout parks surrounding Johnson Controls’ campus, including McGovern Park and Lincoln Park, using its grant to address several challenges, including a lack of park activation and community engagement, health and wellness challenges, and social disconnectedness. Read the story on BizTimes.com