2nd Annual Place of the Gathering Paddlers Stand UP Paddleboard Race. Saturday May 21st At Lakeshore State Park


Enjoy the beautiful urban park and scenery of Milwaukee’s shoreline – while Playing in the water with us. SUP & Kayak Demos from 10-12, Race at 12-1, and demos again 1-3. Vendor reps will be there, and fun other fun activities! Then join us for the Reel Paddling Film Feat at 6pm in our store […]

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED Certification Course


December 12th 10am-12:30pm at Lakeshore State Park.  Class Fee: $90  Email Nick at NowOutdoors@gmail.com for more information. The Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies to help victims (infants to adults). Students who successfully complete this course will receive a certificate for Adult […]

Wilderness First Aid Certification Course


This 2 part class runs 9am-5:30pm both Saturday and Sunday, January 9th & 10th at Lakeshore State Park.  Course Fee: $215  Email Nick at NowOutdoors@gmail.com for more information. Accidents happen. People get hurt, sick, or lost. The temperature drops, the wind picks up, and it starts to rain. Would you know what to do? Many backcountry […]

Donate Today to our Annual Fund Drive!


Do you love Lakeshore State Park? Share our enthusiasm for our great asset on the lake and please make a donation to our Annual Fund Drive today. Your generous contribution will be used by the Friends organization to continue its support of the Park’s educational programs and infrastructure and will allow us to continue efforts […]

Guided Bird Hike with naturalist Anne Duffy


Join our naturalists for guided bird hikes this fall. Lake Michigan is a major migration flyway, allowing many opportunities to view water fowl, shore birds & numerous passerines. As some birds leave Milwaukee to over-winter in warmer climates, others will arrive from far north locales to spend winter here. Lakeshore State Park, with prairies & […]

Guided Bird Hike


Join our naturalists for guided bird hikes this fall. Lake Michigan is a major migration flyway, allowing many opportunities to view water fowl, shore birds & numerous passerines. As some birds leave     Milwaukee to over-winter in warmer climates, others will arrive from far north locales to spend winter here. Lakeshore State Park, with prairies & […]

You’re Invited to the 2015 Annual Meeting to See the Proposed Visitor and Nature Center! October 28th – Milwaukee Public Market – 5PM


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