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 […]

Prairie Walk: Wild Photography


Join our naturalists for a walk the park’s beautiful prairies.  Bring your cameras to capture the fox playing by the rocks, the monarch migration, or the flight of the cormorant! Meet outside at the northern entrance by the kiosk. There is free parking at the southern entrance by the lighthouse. Paid parking at Discovery World. There is […]

Prairie Walk: Nature Journals


Come take a walk with a naturalist. Get inspired by the park’s beautiful prairies to reflect in your journal about the natural world around you. Rediscover nature! Bring your own journal and writing utensils. Meet outside at the northern entrance by the kiosk. There is free parking at the southern entrance by the lighthouse. Paid […]

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 […]

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 at […]

Prairie Walk: What’s Fruiting?


Join our naturalists every Monday at 10AM for a walk through our park’s beautiful prairies.  This week we will see what late summer flowers are in bloom as well as what is fruiting on the shrubs and trees this time of year. Meet near the northern kiosk at the park entrance by Discovery World. There is […]

5th Annual Urban Island Beach Party – Saturday, August 1st from 11AM to 11PM


Urban Island Beach Party 5th Annual Fundraiser for the Friends of Lakeshore State Park   What says summer in Milwaukee more than live music, pink flamingos and food trucks? Join us Saturday, August 1, 2015 at Lakeshore State Park from 11am to 11pm for the 5th Annual Urban Island Beach Party. The event is free and open to the public. As a Friends […]

Primitive Hunting and Fishing – Saturday, August 8th at 10AM


In this FREE class, participants will learn about several hunting and fishing tools used by our ancient ancestors.  We will assemble deadfall and snare traps, try to hit a target with the atlatl, and look at a variety of primitive fishing tools. Meet at the Lakeshore State Park Beach located on the western path of […]

Primitive Hunting and Fishing – Thursday, August 6th at 6PM


In this FREE class, participants will learn about several hunting and fishing tools used by our ancient ancestors.  We will assemble deadfall and snare traps, try to hit a target with the atlatl, and look at a variety of primitive fishing tools. Meet at the Lakeshore State Park Beach located on the western path of […]

Backpacking Basics – Thursday, July 30th at 6PM


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 […]