Congratulations Madeline M. of Milwaukee! Friends of Lakeshore State Park Raffle Winner!

Madeline M. of Milwaukee is the Friends of Lakeshore State Park Raffle winner! Congratulations to her most dearly from all the Friends of Lakeshore State Park!

Sturgeon Fest

Sturgeon Fest 2015 It’s our 10th Anniversary! Join Riveredge Nature Center on Sept. 26th, 2015 at Lakeshore State Park, in downtown Milwaukee, to celebrate the release of over 1,200 young Lake Sturgeons at this free, family festival! Check out the event page for more details.

Wild Edible Plant Walk at ESTABROOK

Join park naturalists, Krystal Kuehl and Nick Gordon, for a walk through Estabrook County Park.  We will find wild edible and medicinal plants that grow right within the park!  We can discuss uses and share recipes.  Bring your field guides, plant books, and questions. Meet at the Estabrook Beer Garden                                                         4600 Estabrook Pkwy, Milwaukee, WI 53211

Beach Bonfire

Where: Meet at Lakeshore Beach located on the western path of the “Island” What to bring: Warm clothes, water, musical instruments What is provided: A warm fire and pudgy pie fixings. Cost: FREE Join park staff around the fire for stories, songs, and pudgy pies! Free parking is available along Lakeshore State Park’s south entrance […]

Guided Bird Hike

Did you know:  There are nearly 100 different species of birds that call our park home.  Come watch the amazing aerial feats of the Caspian Tern or listen for the splash of a Cormorant diving for its dinner.  Our experienced naturalists will help you learn the basics of urban bird watching. Free parking available by […]

Prairie Walk: Nature Journals/Urban Wildlife Drawing

Come take a walk with a naturalist. Get inspired by the park’s beautiful prairies, and reflect in your journal about the natural world around you. Rediscover nature by taking some time to draw, sketch, or just take notes about what you find here.  Bring your own journal and writing utensils. Meet outside at the northern entrance by the […]

Prairie Walk: What’s Blooming?

Its that time of year where the park is beginning to fill with purples and yellows of our fall flora.  Come down and take a walk through the prairies with our park naturalists to see what’s blooming. Meet near the northern kiosk at the park entrance by Discovery World. There is no shade in the park, […]

Wilderness Adventure Series: Dutch Oven Cooking

If you can cook it at home, you can cook it outside! Join us for some insight into putting the gourmet back in your camping experience. We’ll break down some of the components of great meals and translate how to bring them into the outdoors.  This course welcomes creativity and a good appetite! Meet at […]

Wilderness Adventure Series: Backpacking Basics

If you ever wanted to try backpacking but didn’t know where to start, this is the class for you!  Let backpacking expert and wilderness instructor Nick Gordon answer all of your questions about preparation, gear, trip planning, and more!  This FREE class will cover campsite selection, shelters, sleep systems, packs, food/water, and more… Meet at […]

Prairie Walk: Wild Edibles

Our naturalists will show you the wild edible and medicinal plants that grow right within the park!   We can discuss uses and share recipes.  Bring your field guides, plant books, and questions!  Meet outside at the northern entrance by the kiosk. There is free parking at the southern entrance by the lighthouse. Paid parking at Discovery […]