Prairie Walks & Bird Hikes at Lakeshore State Park – June 1st through August 21st

Prairie Walks
Join our naturalists every Monday morning to talk a walk through our park’s beautiful prairies.  Each week will have a different activity to enjoy the trails.
Bird Hikes
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 […]

Lakeshore State Park Wilderness Adventure Series – Thursdays and Saturdays from June 4th to August 8th

Let our experts demystify backpacking for the beginner and enhance even the most seasoned hiker’s wilderness experience. Learn about preparation, gear, trip planning, and more!
Come to Lakeshore State Park for a summer long of Wilderness Adventure Courses every Thursday at 6pm and Saturday at 10am. Nick Gordon, Park Naturalist and Wilderness Expert, will be covering […]

Lakeshore State Park Rated One of Top 3 Public Parks in Milwaukee!

Did you know that Lakeshore State Park is considered one of the top three public parks in Milwaukee?  Find out why through the link below:

Congratulations Mark N. of Milwaukee! Friends of Lakeshore State Park Raffle Winner!

Mark N. of Milwaukee is the Friends of Lakeshore State Park Raffle winner!  Congratulations to him most dearly from all the Friends of Lakeshore State Park!

Join or Renew Your Membership with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park

Cross an award-winning bridge and discover the 17-acre urban oasis that is Lakeshore State Park.  Located on the shore of Lake Michigan,
adjacent to Henry Maier Festival Park and Discovery World, the Park is a gathering place for recreation, education, and relaxation.
– The Park offers year-round scenic views of the city skyline and Lake Michigan.
– Visitors […]

Community Shares Giving Campaign is Underway!

The Community Shares Giving Campaign is
now underway and if you don’t have the
option to give through Community
Shares of Greater Milwaukee at your
workplace, you can still support the
Friends of Lakeshore State Park with
a monthly credit/debit card donation.

Please visit:

To create your login and make your
monthly gift to the […]

Travel Green Wisconsin

Lakeshore State Park recently became a certified Travel Green Wisconsin (TGW) site.  In 2006 the WI Department of Tourism initiated Travel Green Wisconsin to promote smart, environmentally friendly practices in tourism businesses in the state. This program is the first state-sponsored sustainable travel certification program, and has become a model for sustainable […]

2011 People’s Choice Rain Barrel Award Winner!

People's Choice Award Winning Rain Barrel
Jen Arpin was selected as the People’s Choice Award Winner for her rain barrel at the 2011 Gatheirng Waters Festival.

Gathering Waters Festival 2011 Raffle Winners!

We’d like to thank everyone who purchased tickets for the raffle, and announce the winners!  The winners are:
1st Place – Beth Leedum
2nd Place – Mike Cashman
3rd Place – R. Kodrich
4th Place – Brian Helme

MSOE Students Present Design Concepts for Lakeshore State Park Visitor Center

The original plans for Lakeshore State Park called for an visitor center to be built on the park at a time when funds are able to be raised to pay for the development of the facility.