Milwaukee has many city parks and pavilions.
Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, was once known as the home of brewing companies, but now many major corporations, including Harley-Davidson, A.O. Smith and Midwest Airlines, have headquarters there. Milwaukee has a population of over a million people who enjoy its public parks and pavilions. The Milwaukee County Parks System is so well-maintained with so many services that it won the National Gold Medal for Excellence in 2009 from the National Recreation and Park Association.
Kulwicki Park is located off Coldspring Road and South 108th Street, near the Root River Parkway. Kulwicki has a reservable picnic area, restrooms, a softball diamond and a recreational trail called the Oak Leaf Trail. Kulwicki Park is also the location of the Brooks Pavilion, a 75-seat pavilion managed by the Greater Greenfield Lions Club. The pavilion has its own kitchen facilities, with chairs and tables provided. Reservations must be made through the Lions Club. As of July, 2010, rates for the pavilion are $175 for up to four hours. Additional hours cost $40 per hour. A security deposit of $150 must be paid in advance as well.
10777 W. Coldspring Road
Milwaukee, WI 53228
Kinnickinnic Sports Center
Kinnickinnic Sports Center is located close to the Kinnickinnic River Parkway, between South 20th Street and South 16th Street. The park features a segment of the Oak Leaf Trail but is mostly a team sports complex, with facilities for basketball and two softball fields. The park also has a “tot lot,” a small playground for children with swings, climbing apparatus and sand.
Kinnickinnic Sports Center
3070 South 20th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53215
Humboldt Park is located on Howell Avenue between Montana Street and East Oklahoma Avenue. The park has its own band shell and is one of the sites which participates in the Milwaukee Parks’ summer concert series. In 2010, the “Chill On the Hill” series is held every Tuesday during the summer and features a variety of different kinds of music. The concerts are organized by the Bay View Neighborhood Association and are suitable for all ages. Humboldt Park has a picnic area, playground, wading pool, restrooms, horseshoe pits, tennis court and baseball diamond. The park also has a pavilion near the lagoon. The pavilion has a cathedral ceiling and can seat 120. The pavilion is equipped with a kitchen, tables, chairs, stove, refrigerator and coffee maker. From January, 2010 through December, 2011, rates for the pavilion are $195 for up to three hours, with each additional hour and extra $65.
3000 S. Howell Avenue
Milwaukee, WI 53207