Nature’s Classroom

Nature’s Classroom

How children can learn at Lakeshore State Park Nature is an amazing classroom for children of all ages, and Lakeshore State Park is especially amazing because of its unique combination of prairie and shoreline environments, not to mention its close proximity to three museums and a bike trail. There’s plenty of evidence that interacting with nature helps […]

Greetings From Friends

Greetings From Friends

Summer is approaching, the birds of Lakeshore are becoming active, and many Canada Geese and their goslings can be seen in the park. Beware! These babies are cute, but parenting birds can be aggressive, chasing and hissing at anyone who gets too close. We replaced the storm-damaged Purple Martin Pole this spring. Two pairs of Purple Martins […]

May Flowers in the Park 

May Flowers in the Park 

Spring at Lakeshore State Park provides plenty of life to be seen! From early spring ephemerals to flowers which attract busy pollinators, here are three of many species to look for this May at the park: Prairie Smoke (Geum triflorum) or Old Man’s Whiskers, is a part of the rose family. Found in prairies all across […]

Greetings From Friends 

Greetings From Friends 

April showers bring May flowers as the saying goes, and on Earth Day, plenty of showers along with some solid precipitation came to the park. Volunteers didn’t let the weather dampen their spirit though as they gathered loads of trash, beautifying the park and preventing litter from entering Lake Michigan. Thanks to volunteers and Milwaukee Riverkeeper  for […]

Dog Walking in the Park

Dog Walking in the Park

Making the perfect loop with your pooch Lakeshore State Park is a very accessible nature loop for you and your dog when you want to get some outdoor time close to the city. The park provides many opportunities for sniffing, which not only can calm your dog, but is also an important mental stimulus for […]

Interested in helping out?

Interested in helping out?

We’d love to hear from you! When you think about helping out Lakeshore State Park, what do you picture? Do you want to work inside at your desk or outside in nature? Parts of the year or year-round? Using your experience or learning new skills? Whatever your answer, you’re in luck. When you volunteer with […]