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Outdoor Facility Permits

Milwaukee Public Schools outdoor facilities are available for use by the community through the Outdoor Facility Permit Application process. To secure an outdoor facility, please complete the appropriate Outdoor Facility Permit Application for your request (see the Outdoor Facility Resources box for more information). The completed application must be submitted a minimum of two weeks prior to the reservation date to ensure proper processing. Every effort is made to honor permit requests. However, please note the priority for outdoor facility usage is as follows:

  1. First Priority: Milwaukee Public Schools
  2. Second Priority: Return Permit Groups requesting the same dates, times, and locations as previous year
  3. Third Priority: New Permit Groups

The permit application process is facilitated through the Milwaukee Public Schools Department of Recreation and Community Services.

Spring/Summer 2024 Outdoor Facility Permits

If you permitted with us in Spring/Summer 2023, you have first rights to the same dates, times, and locations you permitted for the upcoming Spring/Summer 2024 season. To secure your reservation for Spring/Summer 2024, your permit request(s) must be received in the Adult Sports & Permit Office by Friday, Feb. 2, 2024.

On Monday, Feb. 5, 2024, all sites will open up to the public. All new permit requests will also be reviewed at this time. Invoices will be issued shortly after.

Any unpaid invoices with Milwaukee Recreation revokes your renewal rights and ability to permit. If you have any unpaid invoices, they must be paid by before Friday, Feb. 2, 2024 in order for you to retain your renewal rights.

Two Ways to Submit Permit Application

  1. EMAIL: OutdoorPermits [at] (When emailing our staff, please replace the "[at]" with a traditional "@" symbol. Ex:
  2. U.S. MAIL: Milwaukee Recreation Adult Sports and Permits, 2414 W. Mitchell St., Milwaukee, WI 53204

Alcoholic Beverages on School Premises Prohibited

There is a zero-tolerance policy for alcohol on all MPS Outdoor Facilities including but not limited to playfields, fieldhouses, tennis courts, and sand volleyball courts. This is in accordance with City Ordinance 90-39: Alcoholic Beverages on School Premises Prohibited. This is a strictly enforced policy.


Permits must conclude by 10 p.m. when parks close.

COVID-19 Update

Please note outdoor facility rentals are contingent on current COVID-19 mandates at the federal, state, county, and city levels.

Find Your Playfield! Interactive Map of all Playfield Locations

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Adult Sports & Permit Office

2414 W. Mitchell St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

Phone: 414-647-6046
Email: outdoorpermits [at]

Hours: Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Weather Updates 

For weather cancellations, please call the weather hotline at 414-475-8192 after 4 p.m.

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