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07.02.2014 | | Posted at 04:58 PM
By Norman Ware
The Wehr Nature Center’s family-friendly “Fireside Fridays” programs will return this summer. The nature center, located at 9701 W. College Ave. in Whitnall Park, will host three installments of the twilight-themed educational programs, with the first beginning July 11. Each is two hours long and begins at 7:30 p.m., includes a walk through the nature center, and closes with a conversation a...
06.23.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM

It'll celebrate with eight kegs of free beer

By Evan Rytlewski
It's been a banner summer for free beer. Following the Estabrook Park Beer Garden's ceremonial tapping last week, Shorewood’s Hubbard Park Beer Garden will open tomorrow with a party featuring free beer until it runs out. Located between the Hubbard Park Lodge and the River Club in Hubbard Park, Milwaukee County’s latest beer garden will feature a selection of Wisconsin brews, including Sprech...
06.16.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Now that something resembling summer-like weather has finally arrived, the Milwaukee County Parks system is opening its outdoor pools for the season. The Wilson Park pool, located at Wilson Recreation at 4001 S. 20th St., became the city’s first outdoor pool to open today. The county’s  other deep-well pools will open on Thursday, June 19, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting. Tho...
05.07.2014 | | Posted at 04:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
When the Milwaukee County Parks Department announced a proposal this January for the St. Francis beer garden to operate a beer garden in Humboldt Park, the hope was to launch the beer garden in May. One week into the month, however, that timeline now looks unlikely, and the Bay View beer garden still isn't a done deal. Susie Devcich, chief of recreation and business development at the parks depar...
01.21.2014 | | Posted at 03:00 PM
By Evan Rytlewski
With the Milwaukee County Parks Department looking to capitalize on the popularity of the Estabrook Park beer garden, more beer gardens could be coming to country parks this spring. Last week the Parks Department announced a plan to bring a beer garden to Scout Lake Park in the Village of Greendale, and today County Supervisor Jason Haas announced a proposal that would bring one to Bay View’s Hu...
07.18.2013 | | Posted at 11:00 AM
By Mrinal Gokhale
Dog owners will be able to unleash their dogs at a planned Bay View off-leash dog exercise area (DEA) at East Lincoln Avenue and South Bay Street. DEAs allow dog owners to give their dogs a chance to run around, socialize with other dogs, and interact with more freedom with their owner than going on a walk allows. A groundbreaking ceremony for Bay View’s DEA is scheduled there at 10 a.m. on Wedn...
05.30.2013 | | Posted at 12:00 PM
By Shepherd Express Staff
Nearly a year after Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's controversial firing of the county's high profile Parks Director Sue Black, Abele has announced a replacement: John Dargle, the former head of the Fairfax County Park Authority. Abele announced the hiring on Facebook; his complete post is below. I happy to announce that we have hired a new Milwaukee County Parks Director. John Dargle p...
Tuesday, May 29, 2012
June features not one, but two free outdoor productions of Shakespearean works. The better known of the two productions is Macbeth, which is being staged by Optimist Theatre. There is little that could be said here about Macbeth that hasn't...
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Park 'n Perform: The Milwaukee County Parks' full platter of seasonal activities includes its always-popular, free “Summer's Best” concert series, held at some 20 parks around the area. At the Boerner Botanical Gardens, along with about 3,500 music lovers, B&D checked out the Milwaukee Symphony...

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