Fulfilling the Park Legacy
Since Lakeshore State Park officially opened in June 2007, it has become a destination for over 250,000 visitors a year who enjoy the open prairie spaces and panoramic views of the skies, Lake Michigan, and Milwaukee’s urban development. An oasis in an urban setting, Lakeshore State Park offers boaters, tourists, and local residents the chance to experience nature in the heart of Wisconsin’s largest city.
As the Park comes of age and the prairie matures, the views from Lakeshore have become some of the iconic images of the city. Each year, more events – benefit runs and walks, festivals, and social events – look to the Park as their venue of choice.
An Education Platform
Less well known, but even more significant, Lakeshore has grown into a local center for Great Lakes and freshwater education. Providing easy access to Lake Michigan, Lakeshore State Park now conducts over 100 education programs each year in collaboration with Milwaukee schools, regional colleges and universities, and local community centers.
For more information, please read our FLSP Project Overview