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Summer Playgrounds

Child on the Playground Equipment at Clovernook Playfield

Milwaukee Recreation will provide enrichment activities, play opportunities, and free meals at playground sites across the city beginning June 21, 2022 (for kids ages 6-17). Due to federal regulations, all provided meals are served seated and must be consumed by youth at the playground.

All playgrounds are operated as a “ free drop-in” program. Though locations are staffed and provide many enriching games and activities for youth, general supervision is only provided for youth who choose to stay on site. The playgrounds program is not a substitute for child care or similar attendance/registration-driven programs.

Please see the list below for playground locations and hours, as well as additional program opportunities that will be available at each site. We look forward to seeing you this summer!

Roving Playground Activities

Returning this summer will be the Wacky Wheels Skate Van, partnerships with the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, Milwaukee Public Library, Artists Working in Education (AWE), and visits from the Video Game Van. Six ‘Traveling Adventures’ field trips are also being planned, along with the return of board games and arts & crafts activities to each playground site!

Specific site information and the updated Roving Activities schedule can be found here!

Cool Spots, Wading Pools, & Splash Pads

Cool off this summer at one of Milwaukee Recreation's playgrounds! Select locations have water play opportunities for youth. Click here for more information on Wading Pools, Cool Spots, and Splash Pads!

Traveling Adventures Field Trips

Young people can participate in free field trips this summer, courtesy of Bader Philanthropies! Each week, as part of Milwaukee Recreation's summer playgrounds program, Milwaukee Recreation staff will lead ages 6-17 on free visits to various locations throughout the area. Click here to see the full summer schedule or talk to your playground's play leader!

Summer Playground Locations


Burbank Playfield

6225 W. Adler St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Wading Pool

Burnham Playfield

1755 S. 32nd St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Playgrounds program closed on Aug. 17 at Burnham, including free meals.
  • Splash Pad
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3-3:20 p.m.

Clarke Square Park

2330 W. Vieau Pl.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:45-1:10 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:45-4:10 p.m.

Clovernook Playfield

6594 N. Landers St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 11:40 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 2:40-3 p.m.

Custer Playfield

4001 W. Custer Ave.

Aug. 5 is the final day of the summer playground program at Custer Playfield, including the free meals.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:20-12:40 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:20-3:40 p.m.

Emigh Playfield

495 E. Morgan Ave.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12-12:20 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3-3:20 p.m.

Enderis Playfield

2938 N. 72nd St.

  • Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday: Wading Pool only)
  • Wading Pool

Franklin Square Playfield

2643 N. 13th St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Splash Pad
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:30-12:50 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:30-3:50 p.m.

Harriet Tubman Park

4750 N. 48th St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:20-12:40 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:20-3:40 p.m.

Holt Playfield

1716 W. Holt Ave.

  • Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday: Wading Pool only)
  • Wading Pool
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:10-12:40 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:10-3:30 p.m.

Lucille Berrien Park

3629 N. 16th St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12-12:20 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3-3:20 p.m.

Lindsay Park

4360 N. 87th St.

Aug. 10 is the final day of the summer playground program at Lindsay Park, including the free meals.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 11:45 a.m. - 12:05 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 2:45-3:05 p.m.

Lyons Park

3301 S. 55th St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12:25-12:45 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3:20-3:40 p.m.

Merrill Park

461 N. 35th St.

  • Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday: Wading Pool only)
  • Wading Pool
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 12-12:20 p.m.
    • Supper Snack: 3-3:20 p.m.

Mitchell Park

2200 W. Pierce St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Cool Spot
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 11:25-11:45 a.m.
    • Supper Snack: 2:25-2:45 p.m.

Ohio Playfield

974 W. Holt Ave.

  • Monday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. (Saturday: Wading Pool only)
  • Wading Pool

Southgate Playfield

3350 S. 25th St.

  • Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
  • Splash Pad
  • Free Meals
    • Lunch: 11:35-11:55 a.m.
    • Supper Snack: 2:35-2:55 p.m.

Renovation

Milwaukee Recreation is renovating playfields around the city. Click here to see our current plans in progress!

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