Get Engaged with Our Programs and Events

The Park People programs and events are designed to engage citizens, businesses and corporations. By engaging our community in programs and events which feature and support our treasured park system, we enable park usability and preservation for future generations. Through these efforts, we strive to improve community awareness, appreciation and engagement in our park systems.


Our programs and events include:

Weed-Out® a volunteer initiative designed to significantly reduce the proliferation of invasive plant species in our parks.


Trash-Out – Encouraging assistance to Milwaukee County Park Service with the important task of garbage pick-up,


Oak Leaf Discovery Tour® a summer long event that encourages you to tour the beautiful 125 miles of Milwaukee County Parks Trails System.


Park Trails- An abundance of trails are waiting for you to explore. Learn more here


Current Events- At different times of the year, the Park People sponsor learning and fun events. Check out what’s on the docket here.


Our Photo Gallery has many pictures of the Parks and people enjoying the parks and events the Park People sponsor.

Special Events

Join us for the 2023 Oak Leaf Discovery Tour® (OLDT) end-of-the-season party on Sunday, September 24, from 1 – 3 p.m. at the The Landing Beer Garden at Hoyt Park! Bring your digital “passport” on your mobile device with at least 10 points of interest checked to win some incredible prizes, including a bike from Johnson’s Cycle and Fitness! Learn more


Join the Park People and receive Park Perk books.


Donate to support Weed-Out.® Donations to Weed-Out® are used to cover material costs


Become a Weed-Out® Warrior! Plan to join one of our fall Weed-Out® events!