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Active Older Adults

Programs for Active Older Adults provide fitness programs, art, athletics, bingo, card playing, crafts, enrichment classes, music, Milwaukee County senior meal program, chair yoga, special events, and the 55+ Travel Club.

Adaptive Athletics

The school-based MPS Adaptive Athletics program is a cross-categorical, competition-based athletics program for MPS students between ages 6-21 with a disability. The program targets individuals who have difficulty participating in regular education athletics, as they need adaptations in time, equipment, rules, and/or specific events.

Adult Sports

Milwaukee Recreation offers a variety of adult sports leagues throughout the year. A player must be at least 18 years of age at the time of registration.


Milwaukee Recreation understands how important swimming is as a lifelong skill, so we make sure people throughout the area are afforded every opportunity to learn.

Arts Internship

The Arts Internship Program through the MPS Earn to Learn program serves as a paid opportunity for high school students to explore careers in the arts while also gaining practical and applicable job skills and work experience.

Before- & After-School Programs

Stay tuned for the fall 2021 site list for Milwaukee Recreation's Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, and Safe Places.

Driver Education

Driver education is offered in the Fall, Spring and Summer through MILWAUKEE RECREATION. The registration fee includes classroom instruction and Behind The Wheel lessons. Behind the Wheel lessons will be scheduled after students have passed the permit test.

Free Community Wellness

Get a taste of our fitness programming with our Free Wellness Events, available at locations around Milwaukee!

Midnight Sports Leagues

Midnight Sports Leagues offer a safe place for young adults age 17-25 to participate in either basketball or soccer leagues, while also connecting them with the many professional, leadership, and life services throughout Milwaukee.

Mobile Units

Milwaukee Recreation provides rental equipment, including Carnival Games, the Rec. 'N' Roll Mobile, and the Wacky Wheels Skate Van.

MPS Athletics

The Athletic Department promotes the philosophy that an athlete’s core responsibilities involve pursuit of personal growth through academic work and team experiences. We recognize that athletic programming is an extension of academic and practical instruction.

Partnership for the Arts & Humanities

The Partnership for the Arts and Humanities is an allocation of $1.5 million dollars approved annually by the Milwaukee Board of School Directors to support after-school and summer arts and humanities-related opportunities for children, youth, and families.


Milwaukee Recreation’s summer playgrounds provide the perfect break from your daily routine! Check out the playground listings.

Special Olympics

Special Olympics Wisconsin (SOWI) is a statewide organization which provides our MPS students with a primary cognitive disability year-round sports training and athletic competition in area, regional, and statewide competitions against other athletes from Wisconsin.

Therapeutic Recreation

Milwaukee Recreation's Therapeutic Recreation program offers activities specifically for individuals with disabilities ages three and up. Participants are given the opportunity to recreate in a wide variety of activities with outstanding staff members to guide them to success.

Total Wellness

Milwaukee Recreation and the Medical College of Wisconsin have partnered to provided the community with Total Wellness, a program focused on health, wellness, and cancer prevention!

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.

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