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See below for a list of Milwaukee Recreation's program offerings for the community.

Milwaukee Recreation also offers a wide selection of affordable enrichment classes for youth, teens, adults, and seniors at our community centers in the summer, fall, winter, and spring. These classes are located throughout the city of Milwaukee and can be found in our seasonal Recreation Guide.

Youth Scholarships Available

If you live in the city of Milwaukee and receive any state or federal assistance like WI Shares or SNAP, your children are eligible to receive a scholarship to pay for most classes in the Milwaukee Recreation Guide. Find more information here to apply for the Everyone Plays! Scholarship program.

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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.

Before- & After-School Programs

Milwaukee Recreation offers before- and after-school care through Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers, and Safe Places. We provide a safe haven for youth in grades K5-12 during non-school hours. Before- and After School Programs provide varying types of academic and recreational support, including: homework assistance and tutoring, enrichment activities (art and music), technology education, sports and fitness activities, and leadership & social skills development.

Driver Ed. Registration Begins April 30

Driver education is offered in the Fall, Winter, 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 Community Wellness programs, available at locations around Milwaukee!

Late Night Leagues

Late Night Leagues offer a safe place for young adults age 17-29 to participate in either basketball or soccer leagues, while also connecting them with the many professional, leadership, and life services throughout Milwaukee.

Milwaukee City Conference

Student-athletes are building friendships, learning new skills, and creating lifelong memories, all while competing at a high level in the Milwaukee City Conference.

MKE Mountain Bike

Milwaukee Recreation is forming teams at multiple sites to help middle school and high school students learn the sport of mountain bike racing. Athletes learn to ride a mountain bike through the woods, pedaling around rocks and roots on trails.

Mobile Units

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

Outdoor Education/Field Trips

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

Partnership for the Arts & Humanities

The Partnership for the Arts and Humanities is an allocation of $1.83 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.

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.

Youth Sports

All youth sports recreation leagues are for school-based teams only and are managed by Milwaukee Recreation. School leagues are offered for students in grades 1-8.

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