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Community Centers

Community Center

Every year, one out of every five Milwaukeeans uses our community centers. Join them in finding out how you can Experience Life with Milwaukee Recreation. Our locations are unique. We utilize public school facilities to provide community services.

Organization for Active Seniors in Society (OASIS)

Active older woman engaged in wellness exercise

Nestled on the near south side of Milwaukee is one of the best kept secrets, an OASIS exclusive for older adults. The former 55+ Senior Center has been transformed into an older adult community center offering a variety of programs and activities for individuals over the age of fifty. Seniors come from both near and far to enjoy the friendly atmosphere and exciting new updates.

Outdoor Education

Outdoor educational opportunities

Let Milwaukee Recreation be an extension of your classroom curriculum by taking advantage of all of the wonderful field trip locations available to you.

Park Fieldhouses

Milwaukee Recreation maintains more than 20 fieldhouses across the city of Milwaukee. This page provides a full list with addresses and telephone numbers.

Summer Playgrounds

Summer playgrounds

Milwaukee Recreation provides enrichment activities, play opportunities, and free meals at supervised playground sites across the city during the summer months.

Survive Alive House

The Survive Alive House is a cooperative effort between the Milwaukee Fire Department and Milwaukee Recreation. All Milwaukee Public Schools students in second and fifth grades attend the Survive Alive House to learn fire safety and fire exit skills.

Twilight Centers

Twilight Centers

Twilight Centers offer programming and extended hours at eight schools so young people in the city have a safe place to go during the evenings throughout the week. This is a free drop-in program.

Wading Pools, Cool Spots, & Splash Pads

Columbia Playground Cool Spot

Cool Spots are sprinklers on the playground connected to fire hydrants. On days when the temperature is predicted to be 85 ̊ and above, or when the city of Milwaukee calls a heat advisory day, all Cool Spots will be open. For those hot summer days, you can also keep cool at a wading pool.

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