THE FRIENDS OF LAKESHORE STATE PARK is an organization dedicated to promoting and supporting Lakeshore State Park for the entire community to enjoy.

THE PARK provides a unique urban oasis with recreational opportunities and amenities for all to enjoy. The 17-acre park includes a lakeside trail that connects to the Hank Aaron and Oak Leaf state trails. A 130-foot bridge connects the north end of the park to the Summerfest grounds and an extension of the land near the Marcus Amphitheater connects the south end.


Wildlife Habitat & Viewing Areas created by restoring native short grass prairies for resident and migratory grassland bird species.
Lakeside Multi-Purpose Trail for walking, cycling, skating and dog-walking* connects the Hank Aaron State Trail and the Oak Leaf Trail completing a path from Lake Michigan’s shore to the banks of the Mississippi River.
Accessible & Traditional Fishing Areas &  Watercraft Beach Area designed for canoes, paddleboats and kayaks. The area is not designed for swimming.
Visitor Boat Slips & Overnight Boat Camping accommodates 20 boats up to 60 feet in length. Overnight stays limited to four days. Fees are $1.50/ft (minimum $30).
Great views of downtown Milwaukee, the Summerfest grounds, Discovery World and the Milwaukee Art Museum.
* Dogs must be on a leash not to exceed 8 feet and pet owners must clean up after their dogs.