Milwaukee County Parks Shut Down Playgrounds, Beaches and Picnic Areas

As the number of confirmed cases continue to rise, so do the number of closures.

With more than 1,000 positive cases of COVID-19 in Milwaukee County, local leaders have been making aggressive attempts to help flatten the curve.

With gatherings still happening and numbers still rising, the Milwaukee County Parks Director Guy Smith has communicated that the department has now closed Milwaukee’s 113 playgrounds as well as beaches and picnic areas

There will be bilingual yard signs enforcing new social distancing guidelines and some locations will get barricades.

Activities such as hiking, walking, running and birding are still acceptable, but it is to be taken into account that you’re also maintaining the social distancing protocol while doing so.

The County Parks Department is also working on some virtual experiences for Milwaukeeans to enjoy, such as virtual park tours.



Morgan is a 2020 MilMag intern. She's Minnesota born, but has a Milwaukee heart. An Alverno College undergraduate and will be graduating in December 2020 . Follow her on social media @morgan_lemner