Milwaukee County Trail Council

Milwaukee County Trail Council Love your Milwaukee Co Trails? GET INVOLVED! Milwaukee County Trails Council is a group of Vested Stakeholders advising our Milwaukee County Parks Department toward a sustainable and enhanced regional trails network providing a positive experience for its users.
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The Milwaukee Co Trails Council meets every other second Thursday of the month and is an open public forum: http://county.milwaukee.gov/TrailsCouncil Love your trails here in the county? Get INVOLVED!

Mission: To advise our Milwaukee Co. Parks Department toward a sustainable and enhanced regional trails network providing a positive experience for all usergroups!

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This change in EPA rules is a gift to developers and businesses. They can now build on wetlands.  As a reminder to every...
01/24/2020
EPA rule change removes federal protections from large swath of smaller water bodies - Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

This change in EPA rules is a gift to developers and businesses. They can now build on wetlands. As a reminder to everyone, our wetlands are sponges that prevent flooding, the nurseries for fish and wildlife and they filter pollutants from our drinking water.

In a move designed to help business interests, the Trump administration on Thursday announced a new rule to reduce federal protections under the Clean Water Act.

Just little morning gratitude to Parks Milwaukee for getting up early and plowing the Oak Leaf Trail for us all!
03/06/2018

Just little morning gratitude to Parks Milwaukee for getting up early and plowing the Oak Leaf Trail for us all!

East Side Oak Leaf Trail detour during construction: http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntyParks/Planning/...
02/01/2018
county.milwaukee.gov

East Side Oak Leaf Trail detour during construction:

http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntyParks/Planning/Construction/OLTEastSideDetourGraphicv2.pdf

Just a head's up- trail reconstruction of the Oak Leaf Trail east side section near the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside...
01/26/2018
Oak Leaf Trail - Paved for Bicycling and Multi-use

Just a head's up- trail reconstruction of the Oak Leaf Trail east side section near the Urban Ecology Center - Riverside Park begins January 29th. Detours will be posted, but sections of the trail will be CLOSED while improvements are going on.

Learn more
http://county.milwaukee.gov/OakLeafTrail8289.htm?docid=8289

Milwaukee County Parks Dept. offers a 99-mile recreational for biking, in-line skating, training for cross- country skiing, running and walking

Great things are happening!
09/12/2017
Wisconsin Bike Fed

Great things are happening!

Two trail projects could create new bicycling access for Milwaukeeans living in neighborhoods experiencing inequality.

Now hiring... :)
02/23/2017
Wisconsin Bike Fed

Now hiring... :)

Job alert: The The City of Milwaukee is searching for a bicycle and pedestrian coordinator.

Did you participate in the Oak Leaf Discovery Tour Passport program this year? If so, you must join The Park People of M...
10/06/2016
OLDT passport registration

Did you participate in the Oak Leaf Discovery Tour Passport program this year? If so, you must join The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. THIS SATURDAY OCT 8 at The Landing at Hoyt Park at 1:00pm for the end of the year party and drawing for great prizes!

A Public Information Meeting about the historic Ravine Road bridge in Lake Park, will be held Tuesday, July 19th from 5:...
07/11/2016

A Public Information Meeting about the historic Ravine Road bridge in Lake Park, will be held Tuesday, July 19th from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the Marcia Coles Room in the lower level of the Lake Park Bistro.
All options for the bridge will be be presented, including a new plan for long-term restoration with an estimated service life of 40 to 50 years. (Previous information has suggested that restoring the bridge would be costly and would only last 20 years. ) This new info is good news.
If you value the opportunity to walk or bike across the historic Ravine Road Bridge, your voice should be heard. Please come to this meeting or write County Executive Chris Abele and your County Supervisor to let them know you use the Ravine Road Bridge and want it preserved.
Attendees will be asked to offer feedback on the proposals. This is likely to be the last Public Information Meeting before the bridge work group selects a recommended option to present to the County Board.

06/15/2016

Question: How many people do you think the daily average of users on the Oak Leaf Trail in Estabrook park is per day??

Help Milwaukee go from a Bronze to a GOLD Level Bicycle Friendly Community Ranking in 2016!!SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 17th...
02/02/2016

Help Milwaukee go from a Bronze to a GOLD Level Bicycle Friendly Community Ranking in 2016!!

SAVE THE DATE: FEBRUARY 17th, 2016 from 4:00-6:30PM
LOCATION: Sixteenth Street Community Health Centers (Conference Room B; 1032 S Cesar E Chavez Dr, Milwaukee, WI 53204)

A core team has been setting the stage in order for community members to lead a Path to Gold bicycling coalition (see below). We are contacting you as someone who can bring specific leadership, community representation, collaborative vision, and expertise into our group to guide this growing process.

Guide the community-wide engagement process: If you are interested, we would love to have you join for our meetings and help us make key connections in your part of the Milwaukee community. Alternatively, if you could suggest one or two people who we could invite to participate.

What Path to Gold is: The “Path to Gold” is an effort to improve bicycling in the City of Milwaukee. The term Path to Gold comes from the simple goal to be recognized as a gold‐ level Bicycle Friendly Community by the League of American Bicyclists (we are currently at the bronze level).

But to truly be a Bicycle Friendly Community, we think that the process needs to represent the entire City. So we are reaching out to neighborhoods and organizations throughout our Milwaukee community (including places that have had little involvement in bicycle advocacy in the past). We will bring groups together to talk about how bicycling can be a path to health, path to public safety, path to prosperity, and path to independence for all neighborhoods in Milwaukee (see description below this message).
We are looking for you to help lead the advocacy push—work with the Mayor and Council to communicate a vision for a bicycle‐friendly Milwaukee. We hope to see you soon!

Want to be a part of the Kinnickinnic river revamp? Come to the upcoming public open houses about the KK River and Wilso...
01/14/2016

Want to be a part of the Kinnickinnic river revamp? Come to the upcoming public open houses about the KK River and Wilson Creek corridors. These flood mitigation projects may offer opportunities to extend the KK River Trail and possibly create a trail along Wilson Creek. Open House Format Arrive & Depart Anytime JANUARY 14th, 2016 Thursday, 6:00-8:00 P.M. WILSON PARK SENIOR CENTER

Fresh snow transforms our trails into practically new places and opens the door for snowshoeing, hiking, cross country s...
12/31/2015

Fresh snow transforms our trails into practically new places and opens the door for snowshoeing, hiking, cross country skiing, fat biking, sledding and more! Bring in the new year with some good old fashion outside time!

Here is a photo taken on the alpha trails in Whitnall Park! How much fun it is to ride in the freshly fallen fluffy stuff!

How cool would trail counters like these be?
11/18/2015

How cool would trail counters like these be?

11/12/2015
county.milwaukee.gov

RIBBON CUTTING CELEBRATING OUR NEW TRAIL!!!


Please join Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr.in a ceremony celebrating the Milwaukee Lakefront to Ozaukee Interurban Trail Connection

Monday, Nov. 16th, at 4 p.m.
on the Oak Leaf Trail at 4927 N. Lydell Ave.
(just north of Hampton Avenue)

For more about the event, see the press release at
http://county.milwaukee.gov/ImageLibrary/Groups/cntyParks/media/2015-Press-Releases/111115OLT-UPextension.pdf

For more on the Milwaukee County Parks Trails, visit
http://county.milwaukee.gov/Trails8084.htm

Please join Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abeleand Parks Director John Dargle, Jr.in a ceremony celebrating the compl...
11/11/2015
Menomonee River Parkway Renewal

Please join Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele
and Parks Director John Dargle, Jr.in a ceremony celebrating the completion of Phase 1 of the Menomonee River Parkway Renewal:

THIS THURSDAY, Nov. 12th, at 3 p.m. at the intersection of the Parkway at West Keefe Avenue


For more about the event, see the press release at
http://us8.campaign-archive1.com/?u=5bad313288344bca34524e5e4&id=9131d1d3af&e=37b377e77e

Or visit the project website at
http://county.milwaukee.gov/MenomoneeRiverParkwayRenewal

Who has had a chance to ride this first hand??
11/06/2015

Who has had a chance to ride this first hand??

BREAKING NEWS! Paving has been completed on the Oak Leaf Trail north extension. WooHoo!

11/05/2015

QUIZ: What would you guess is the daily average of people who walk or bike on the Oak Leaf trail in South Shore Park in month of August 2015??

New trails at Grobschmidt park on College Ave~
11/03/2015

New trails at Grobschmidt park on College Ave~

Milwaukee County Parks-Natural Areas is proud to announce Grobschmidt Park has a brand new trail!

Our Field Technicians completed the section last week. With its new and existing trails and wonder views from around the pond, Grobschmidt has a lot to offer for hikers, bird watchers and fishermen.

There are many different parks in the county system, and only so many days of warm weather left, so make sure to visit your local park today!

See park maps and directions for the entire county here: http://county.milwaukee.gov/AbTheParkSystemmap10627.htm

Address

9480 W Watertown Plank Rd
Milwaukee, WI
53226

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