Winter Fun

Winter Activities Guide

When cabin fever kicks in, find plenty to do in the parks this winter. Read on for ways to make the most of your parks!

Ice Skate Downtown

Red Arrow Park is open for skating! Bring your own skates to skate for free, or you can rent skates from us!

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Cross-Country Ski & Snowshoe

Keep fit when there's snow! All Milwaukee County Parks allow cross-country skiing and snowshoeing.

Groomed Cross-Country Trails 
  • Brown Deer, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd.
  • Whitnall Park. 5879 S. 92 St. 

Get Cross-Country Ski Trail Conditions

Trails at Wehr Nature Center are ideal for snowshoeing!

Ski & Snowshoe Rentals

On weekends, when conditions allow, the Whitnall Park Golf Clubhouse will offer rentals of cross-country skis and snowshoes. For updates, call (414) 525-4765

Go Sledding & Tubing

A dozen County Parks have designated hills that are ideal for sledding, when conditions allow. 

Daytime-Only Designated Sledding Hills 
  • Brown Deer Park, 7835 N. Green Bay Rd.
  • Indigenous Peoples' Park, 7301 W. Courtland Ave.
  • Greene Park, 4235 S. Lipton Ave.
  • Hales Corners Park, 5765 S. New Berlin Rd.
  • Kletzsch Park, 6560 N Milw. River Pkwy.
  • LaFollette Park, 9418 W. Washington St.
  • McCarty Park, 8214 W. Cleveland Ave.
  • McGovern Park, 5400 N. 51 St.
  • Wilson Recreation Center, 4001 S 20 St.

All-Day Designated Sledding Hills

Lit from 4:30 - 8:30 p.m.

Currie Park, 3535 N. Mayfair Rd. (Lit until 10 p.m.)

Humboldt Park, 3000 S. Howell Ave.

Whitnall Park, 5879 S. 92 St. (Concessions available weekends when conditions permit.)

See Floral Shows at The Domes

Escape to a floral show combined with tropical and desert getaways — all under the three iconic domes!

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See a Holiday Light Show

Winter Wonders

In the Area Surrounding Boerner Botanical Arboretum, Whitnall ParkDrive through a serene wooded setting filled with more than one million LED lights — all seen from the safety and comfort of your car! 

Get Details & Tickets!

Holiday Lights

Cathedral Square, Pere Marquette, Zeidler Union Square Enjoy free, festive displays in downtown Milwaukee, through Jan. 1.Get Details & Tickets!

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