Milwaukee River Greenway

Restoring unique habitat and enhancing diversity along one of Milwaukee’s most vital ecological and recreational corridors. The landscape that surrounds the Milwaukee River, known as the Greenway, contains communities of plants, animals, and natural features that have become rare throughout the County.

Centering on sites with the greatest restoration potential, this project seeks improve floodplain and upland forest, shrubland, wetland, and aquatic habitat on approximately 240 acres of natural area in Lincoln, Hubbard, Kern, Pleasant Valley, Gordon and Riverside Parks, as well as section 5 of the Milwaukee River Parkway.

Milwaukee County Parks and partners drafted a Milwaukee River Greenway plan (Part 1: Goals & ObjectivesPart 2: Reference DataPart 3: Appendices and Tables). View the plan and submit comments to Natalie Dutack at To allow time for review and feedback, the deadline for comments is 5:00 pm, Monday November 22, 2021.

Partner Lead: Milwaukee County Parks

Status: Planning

Outcome: Restored Ecosystems