Lakeshore State Park is located on Lake Michigan by the shores of Summerfest and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin.  It is almost completely surrounded by water and connects to Urban Park via the beautiful Lakeshore State Park bridge.

THE PARK, formerly known as Harbor Island, is the only urban state park in Wisconsin and is designed to provide an urban oasis with recreational opportunities and outdoor educational programs.

The 22-acre park includes a 1.7 mile trail that connects to the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf state trails; a watercraft beach area with access for canoes, paddleboats and kayaks; fishing areas and 20 boat slips for vessels up to 60 feet in length with overnight boat camping available.  A bridge connects the north end of the park to the Summerfest grounds and an extension of the land near the Marcus Amphitheater connects the south end.

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Major Awards Won

·President’s Award of Excellence—General Design
American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Wisconsin 

·Mayor's Award for Spaces and Places
City of Milwaukee

·Engineering Achievement Award
American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Wisconsin 

·Paul Waterbury Award for Outdoor Lighting, International Illumination  Design Awards (IIDA)
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES), 
Madison and Milwaukee Chapters

·Merit Award, Park Section Design
Wisconsin Park and Recreation Association

·Best Integrated Design Application
iLight Technologies

·Excellence in Engineering
Wisconsin Division of State Facilities

·Park Manager of the Year Award - Tom Kroeger
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks
·Affinity Card Naturalist Grant Award 
Friends of Wisconsin State Parks 

 ·Eco Champions  Rock the Green 

 ·Every Day Grant Award
National Environmental Education Foundation