Sturgeon Fest – Saturday, September 27th – 11AM to 3PM


Celebrate Sturgeon Fest with Riveredge!
 
Join Riveredge Nature Center on Sept. 27th at Lakeshore State Park, downtown Milwaukee, to celebrate the ‘Return of the Sturgeon’ Project!
Sponsor and release your own lake sturgeon into Lake Michigan for $10 per sturgeon.  This is a family event with children and adult activities, educational displays, and much more! Food will [...]

Beach Bonfire! – Wednesday, August 13th – 7PM


This coming Wednesday, August 13th at 7pm, we will have our 2nd of the season BEACH BONFIRE!  It’s free for all, just bring your instruments, appetites, and a sweatshirt. 
We will be making pudgie pies and roasting marshmallows under the stars.  Cross the bridge and take the path to the right until you see us [...]

2014 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships – August 9 & 10 – 6AM to 2PM


The 2014 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships are heading back to the great city of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. After the successful 2013 Age Group National Championships, USA Triathlon is excited to head back to the Lakeshore State Park venue for what is anticipated to be an even larger race field and better overall national championship weekend.  [...]

Walk the Park with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and Summerfest CEO Don Smiley – August 2nd


Urban Island Beach Party – August 1st


 
What says summer in Milwaukee more than live music, pink flamingos and a pig roast?
The Urban Island Beach Party is a fundraiser for the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. New this year — NEWaukee partners with the Shepherd Express Street Eats to feature over 20 different local food trucks! Check out last year’s video here.
We [...]

Free Paddling at Lakeshore State Park


Looking for a little adventure this Summer?  Come on over to Lakeshore State Park during our Paddling Series and paddle the lagoons for free! 
The Milwaukee Kayak Company will be on hand to provide everything you need:  kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, paddles and life jackets, plus friendly staff to get you started and safety boaters [...]

Gathering By The Waters Festival – May 24, 2014 – 10AM to 5PM


Gathering by the Waters Festival Poster

 
Gathering by the Waters …to kick off summer festival season in Milwaukee
 
Community Shares of Greater Milwaukee, in partnership with the Friends of Lakeshore State Park and Discovery World, present the
GATHERING BY THE WATERS FESTIVAL on Saturday, May 24 at Lakeshore State Park.
 
The event will kick off the summer sailing season [...]

Find out what all the construction is about?


Lakefront Gateway Project Public Information Meeting

Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 4pm to 7pm

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI  53202
 
Find out what all the construction is about?  Invitation for Lakefront Gateway Project Public Information Meeting

You’re Invited to the 2013 Annual Meeting – Guest Speaker: John Gurda


Friends of Lakeshore State Park

2013 Annual Meeting
Wednesday, October 30 ~ 5 to 7pm

Milwaukee Public Market
400 N. Water Street, Milwaukee, WI  53202

Guest Speaker:

 
John Gurda – Milwaukee Historian
“BUILT ON WATER: Milwaukee’s Use and Abuse of a Vital Resource”
Lake Michigan and the rivers that feed it have been Milwaukee’s
dominant natural resources since the days of the Potawatomi. Join
historian [...]

Sturgeon Fest!


You and anyone you may choose to bring are cordially
invited to Sturgeon Fest… aside from the lively
entertainment listed below—Milwaukee Historian John
Gurda will be in attendance, there is a cash prize
raffle with excellent odds for winning which benefits
Lakeshore State Park education and conservation
programs and you do not need to be present
to win… and the opportunity to [...]