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, by 2027 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. For example, 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.

News and Events

South Shore Park

SAVE THE DATE: Go Green for Parks

Save the date for our biggest celebration of the year, Go Green for Parks!

Schulz Aquatic Center at Lincoln Park

Healthy County Challenge Pool Day

Let's have some fun in the sun!

Zablocki Park

Healthy County Challenge Golf and Footgolf 101

Join us in the parks to have fun in the fresh air! We have activities for people of all ages

Various Locations

Healthy County Challenge

Join us in the parks to have fun in the fresh air! We have activities for people of all ages

Dineen Park

A Walk in the Park – July

Milwaukee Parks Foundation and Milwaukee County Parks invite you to gather with us for an hour long walk through a

Support our parks today

You don’t need to wait for an event to support our parks. Get involved today! 

basketball with Bucks logo on a new outdoor basketball court

As of earlier this year, the Milwaukee Bucks Foundation, Colectivo Coffee, Milwaukee Parks Foundation and Chris and Jennifer Abele have restored 22 basketball courts in 11 Milwaukee County Parks.  Read the story on jsonline.com.