Throughout summer months, the park hosts a number of free public events such as beach bonfires, the annual urban island beach party, bird and plant hikes, children’s fishing clinics, family nights, art in the park and educational discussions. Check the calendar frequently for upcoming programs!
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Bird Hike (Meet at North Entrance)
September 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Walk through Lakeshore State Park with one of our Naturalists and learn about the different birds that call Lakeshore home. The park is located in the Lake Michigan Flyway, with over 70 migratory and resident avian species observed annually. Hike with us multiple times to see how the populations change through the seasons!
Free. All Ages
Dogs are welcome at our public events, as long as they are in compliance with the park rule of being on a leash no longer than 8’ in length. As a reminder to all visitors, no alcohol is allowed in the park (with the exception of on-site purchase of beer at the Urban Island Beach Party). It is typically more windy and cool by the lake during our events, so please dress accordingly.
Free parking is available at the south entrance by following Erie St to the park access road along the Milwaukee Harbor and behind Summerfest’s American Family Amphitheater. Limited 3-hour free parking is available along N Harbor Drive and Clybourn St near Discovery World (portions of this may be closed during festival dates). Paid parking is available at the O’Donnell parking structure on Michigan St.
To RSVP for the event, please visit our Friends’ Facebook page at: https://bit.ly/2GUe4J1. If you do not have Facebook, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you will be attending. Hope to see you there!