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Milwaukee County Parks Department
9480 W Watertown Plank Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The headquarters of the Milwaukee County Parks Department is located in Wauwatosa on the County Grounds, formerly theMore home of a host of social service agencies devoted to the welfare of county citizens from cradle to grave. The Parks building used to be part of the former County Orphanage and is now a designated historic building. The department oversees some 144 parks and parkways encompassing more than 15,000 acres of developed parks and natural areas in Milwaukee County. Stop in to purchase season passes for golf and other activities. The website provides comprehensive information about the parks system.
Milwaukee County Research Park
10437 W Innovation Dr Ste 123, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The Research Park, per se, is the management firm created by Milwaukee County to administer acquisitions within theMore 175-acre development center on the County Grounds in Wauwatosa. Only a few small tracts remain to be developed, and with major tenants such as GE Healthcare and United Health Care headquarters, as well as many smaller technology incubators in place, the Research Park is the premier research and development center in southeast Wisconsin.
Currie Park
3535 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
Currie Park is one of the largest parks in the Milwaukee County Park System, and is home to a moderately challengingMore golf course. Currie is also home to a popular sledding hill in the winter, but its main off-season feature is the Currie Park Golf Dome, an inflated structure that offers golf practice and instruction year-round.
Webster Park
4521 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53225
Webster Park is unique in that it is a Milwaukee County park but is leased by the City of Wauwatosa as a neighborhoodMore park for city residents of the northwest side. The small area is located along the Menomonee River Parkway, featuring a play structure and modest athletic fields.
Menomonee River Parkway
N Met to Wee Ln & W North Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
The Menomonee River Parkway stretches almost the longest length of Wauwatosa from southeast to northwest, following theMore stream of the same name. It was part of the vision of Charles Whitnall, the godfather of the Milwaukee County Parks System, who worked to create a network of parkways that act as both floodways and natural and recreational corridors. Much of the Menomonee River Parkway is also the route of the popular Oak Leaf Trail, a 76-mile biking and hiking circuit in Milwaukee County.
Madison Elementary School
9925 W Glendale Ave, Wauwatosa, WI 53225
Madison Elementary serves the "new" part of Wauwatosa in the northwest quadrant of the city, largely areas annexed fromMore the former Town of Wauwatosa in the 1950s to avoid being engulfed by the city of Milwaukee. Madison School is conveniently close to expansive Madison Park, a part of the Milwaukee County Park System. Among the many outstanding instructors at Madison is physical education teacher Mike Brinen, named Wisconsin's Elementary Teacher of the Year for 2010–2011.
Hart Park Senior Center
7300 Chestnut St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Hart Park Senior Center is located in the Muellner Building in Hart Park. A cooperative venture, the City of WauwatosaMore provides the space, the programming is administered by the West Suburban YMCA and a daily lunch is sponsored by the Milwaukee County Department on Aging. An abundance of exercise, art, reading and wellness programs help keep minds and bodies sharp.
Hansen Park
9800 Underwood Pkwy, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Situated along Underwood Parkway, Hansen Park's principle feature is a not-too-challenging golf course, but it also hasMore some of the prettiest views in Milwaukee County. Hansen lies near the confluence of Underwood Creek and the Menomonee River, with ample woods and winding trails nearby. In winter, it is a popular place to go cross-country skiing.
Hoyt Park
1800 N Swan Blvd, Wauwatosa, WI 53226
Hoyt Park is a premier destination for Tosans wanting to picnic or play, run or bike, along the Menomonee River ParkwayMore northwest of the Village. Extremely picturesque Hoyt Park is one of the most popular gathering places on the west side of the metro area. Coming soon in 2011 is the rejuvenation of Hoyt Pool, which was once the largest and most heavily attended swimming holes in Milwaukee County. The old pool failed, though, so Wauwatosa citizens raised $8 million to rebuild it when the county couldn't afford it. Opening this spring, Hoyt Pool will once again be Wauwatosa's swimming hole.
Currie Park Golf Dome
3535 N Mayfair Rd, Wauwatosa, WI 53222
When the weather outside is frightful, in here it is delightful, if what you want is to be able to hit a bucket of ballsMore any day or even well into the night, in a great big inflatable golf range. Because we're in Wisconsin and weather is often an issue, this is one of the more popular features of the Milwaukee County Parks System, located in Currie Park at the northern extreme of Wauwatosa west of Mayfair Road. The dome also offers lessons and seminars with golf pros. Currie Park features an outdoor public golf course for play on milder days.
Honey Creek Parkway
W Blue Mound Rd & N 79th St, Wauwatosa, WI 53213
Honey Creek flows from the south through West Allis to meet the Menomonee River in the middle of Wauwatosa. For a coupleMore of miles along its course from State Fair Park north it is one of Milwaukee County's premier natural areas, traced by a winding road and vistas of Wauwatosa's natural wonders. Honey Creek is prone to flooding, and that is one of the principle reasons for the existence of the parkway: It is a floodway as well as a recreational corridor.
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