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Registration Timeline & Information

Registration Timeline & Information

Fall 2021 Registration

Fall Programs in the Recreation Guide:

City of Milwaukee Residents: Registration for programs in the Summer 2021 Recreation Guide begins Thursday, Aug. 5 at 10 a.m.

Non-residents: Registration for programs in the Summer 2021 Recreation Guide begins Thursday, Aug. 12 at 10 a.m.

Driver Education Registration Dates:

MPS Drive

Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. for all MPS students.

Community-Based Driver Education

Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 3 at 10 a.m. for city of Milwaukee residents
Registration opens on Tuesday, Aug. 10 at 10 a.m. for non-residents

Easy Ways to Register

Online Registration

Deadline: one week before your class begins. Online registrations are processed instantly!

You can now register online as late as one week before your class begins. To guarantee a space, please register early. If you registered online in the past, your account information is now stored in our database. If you forget your account username or password, please visit the Registration splash screen and click on the “Forgot your password?” link. This will allow you to instantly retrieve your login information via e-mail. Visit our online activity enrollment page for the quickiest way to register if you already know the activity code.

In-Person Registration

Deadline: one week before your class begins. You can now register in person as late as one week before your class begins. To guarantee a space, please register early. You may register in person at one of these offices:

  • Recreation Office: 5225 W. Vliet Street, Rm. 162 or Rm. 56; Office Hours: Mon.–Fri. from 8:15 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Citywide Programs Office: 2414 W. Mitchell St.; Office Hours: Mon.–Fri. from 8:15 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Walk-up Registration at Selected Locations

Deadline: one week before your class begins.

Milwaukee Recreation will be offering in-person registration at two sites this season. Details on date and time are listed below: 

Marshall High School (4141 N 64th St), Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Hamilton High School (6215 W Warnimont Ave), Saturday, Sept. 11 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Fax Registration

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.

  • Fax completed form to: MPS Recreation Department (414) 475–8183
  • Please include a return FAX number
  • A credit card number (MasterCard or Visa only), expiration date, 3 digit pin number, and signature are required on all forms

Mail-In Registration

Deadline: Friday, Aug. 27 at 4 p.m.

  • Make check payable to: Milwaukee Recreation Department. Cash will not be accepted via Mail-In Registration
  • Mail to: Milwaukee Public Schools Recreation Department, P.O. Box 461, Milwaukee, WI 53201-0461.
  • Active Older Adults: Mail to 2414 W. Mitchell St., 53204

Over-the-Phone Registration

Deadline: one week before your class begins.

  • Please call 414-475-8811 to inquire about registering for a class over the phone.
  • Please have credit card information ready at the time of your call.

Important Registration Information


Registrations will be processed in the order in which they are received. Enrollment is not guaranteed. We reserve the right to cancel classes because of low enrollment after a class has started and to close further enrollment when a class is filled. All participants must register and pay for classes prior to attending the first session.

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Registrations must be received before registration deadlines. No exceptions. The Recreation Department is not responsible for delayed mail delivery, or unreadable or improperly transmitted faxes. No telephone registrations accepted.


Activity confirmations will be mailed to the address listed on the registration form. If you register on-line, your confirmation will not be mailed; instead, you will be able to print your confirmation immediately.

  Refund Policy

Information regarding our refund policy can be found online. Or, contact us at (414) 475-8180 to receive a copy by mail.


The Recreation Department does not provide accident or hospital insurance for class participants. Participants should review their insurance policies for coverage.


Resident and non-resident fees are as listed under course offerings. Registration forms without the proper fee will be returned.

  Reduced Activity Fee (17 years & Under)

Families meeting financial guidelines may qualify for an activity discount. Our full policy can be found online.

  Payment Methods

Check, money order, credit/debit card (VISA/ MasterCard only), and cash (in-person registration only). Denied Credit/Debit Cards: Individuals whose credit/ debit card has been denied will not be registered until an alternate form of payment is received. Returned Checks: Individuals whose checks are returned will no longer be registered for that class. Individuals must register again by paying with cash or money order and will be included in the class if space is still available. A $20 returned check charge will be added to your class fees. Out-of-state checks will not be accepted.

  Building Accessibility

Reasonable accommodations are made for individuals with disabilities to participate in Milwaukee Recreation programs. If you have a mobility issue and are unfamiliar with the Community Center in which your activity will take place, please contact us at 414-475-8180 to determine the best way to access your activity.

  Americans with Disabilities Act

Milwaukee Recreation is committed in both policy and practice to enforce and implement all required provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. If you or your child need a reasonable accommodation to participate in a recreation program, your request may be made to any Milwaukee Recreation staff person. Upon reasonable notice, efforts will be made to accommodate your request.

Official Notice to Inform All MPS Parents and Employees about Asbestos Containing Materials Inside School Buildings is Hereby Given:

According to the United States E.P.A., the A.H.E.R.A. Regulation requires annual notification to all employees and parents/guardians regarding asbestos containing materials inside school buildings. Management Plans specifying locations, condition, and past response actions of these materials are located in the respective engineer’s office for each site and are available for review during normal school hours as required by A.H.E.R.A. In the ongoing program to safely maintain asbestos-containing materials, MPS conducts surveillances, and 3-year reinspections, and implements appropriate response actions. If interested parties have specific questions relating to the Milwaukee Public School District policy or the scheduling of asbestos related activities planned or in progress, please contact the MPS Environmental Services Department at (414) 283-4626.

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