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MKE it Back Downtown for Earth Day!

April 22, 2022 /   Earth Day Milwaukee Downtown

Happy Earth Day, MKE! Downtown Milwaukee has some great parks to explore and celebrate the oohs and ahhs of our beautiful Earth and beautiful city of Milwaukee! 

Red Arrow - 920 N Water St.

Red Arrow ParkLocated in the heart of downtown, Red Arrow Park provides a pause in the hustle and bustle of city life. With plenty of green space, benches, and seating - Red Arrow is the perfect park for gathering, or taking time for yourself. While you’re here, grab a cup of coffee or a pastry from Starbucks, conveniently located within the park! Coming this summer, keep your eyes out for a brand new concert and food truck series, Heart(beat) of the City powered by MGIC starting June 1st! 

Pere Marquette - 950 N. Dr. MLK Jr. Dr.

Pere MarquetteWhile visiting the Old World Third St. Entertainment District, take a detour to Pere Marquette park. This park contains a beautiful green oasis with plenty of open space and opportunity for sunlight alongside the Milwaukee River! As the weather starts to get warmer, tour boats will be making their way up and down the river. The park’s beautiful gazebo doubles as a perfect photo opportunity and bandstand during summer festivals. 

Lakeshore State Park - 500 N. Harbor Dr.

Lake shoreAlongside Lake Michigan, Lakeshore State Park is adjacent to the Henry W. Maier Festival Grounds and Discovery World at Pier Wisconsin. Lakeshore State Park offers breathtaking views of the city and Lake Michigan and conveniently connects paved trails that connect other Milwaukee lakefront parks, as well as Hank Aaron State Trail. 

Cathedral Square - 520 E. Wells St.

Cathedral SquareDespite the construction, Frame the Square Project , Cathedral Square is still open! Cathedral Square is home to a variety of community events including Jazz in the Park, Bastille Days, East Town Markets, Firkin Fest, and Made In Milwaukee. 



Veterans ParkVeterans Park - 1010 N. Lincoln Memorial Drive

Alongside Lake Michigan, Veterans Parks is a perfect escape from the city. Enjoy wide-open grassy areas, a paved walking/biking trail: Oak Leaf Trail, and a long lagoon that will soon be open to paddle boats, kayaks, and stand up paddle board (SUP) rentals

Images courtesy of Visit Milwaukee

About the Author: Payton Trieglaff is a Junior at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Special Events & Marketing Intern with Milwaukee Downtown, BID #21, advancing downtown's strategic priorities through marketing, events, and social medias

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