Humboldt Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Humboldt Park covers 73 acres in the Bay View neighborhood. Each year, thousands of people take advantage of the beautiful scenery, cultural events, and numerous amenities. The park houses a outdoor music stage, park pavilion, war memorial, ambling trails, picnic areas, and lagoons. An extensive list of events provide visitors with plenty of reasons to enjoy Humboldt Park.
Humboldt Park Friends invite you to learn more about events, attractions and scenery that make this park special to the neighborhood and visitors.
Humboldt Park is one of six parks created when the city of Milwaukee established a Parks Commission in 1890. The park was originally named South Park and opened to the public in 1891. Its original 45 acres were completely fenced in. Extensive park construction occurred in 1893.
Humboldt Park offers an impressive blend of natural beauty with events and amenities creating an enjoyable urban park experience. There are many amenities that the community can take advantage of. Discover More >
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Join Humboldt Park Friends
Membership in Humboldt Park Friends enables you to vote for board leadership, support administrative costs, and help support our mission. Annual support membership is $10.
You can download the membership application here:
Humboldt Park Friends along with sponsors will host Bocce Benefit on Saturday, August 12, 2017 in Humboldt Park (3000 South Howell Avenue) adjacent to the tennis courts. The 16 team tournament begins at 12 noon lasts until 4pm. The benefit includes music, children games, food and beer. While the tournament is sold out, come on out, join the fun and cheer on teams while supporting the park.
Humboldt Park Friends is holding its annual corn roast on Tuesday, August 8, 2017. Grilled corn will be ready to eat by 5 pm. The corn roast was launched over twenty years ago by John & Penny Manke; Lurae & Terry Bauer and Ruth Simos, serving as a summer community gathering and fundraiser.
Grass Roots South Shore is pleased to let you know that Alderwomen Chantia Lewis will speak at the GRSS event on June 7th. She will be speaking on what’s possible
General Membership Meeting, April 6, 2017
Attendance: Zeno France, Time Richter, Myron Thomsen, Steve Blank, Supervisor Haas, Jane LeCapitaine, Ignacio Catral, Mary Rust, Daniel Mangert, Kyle Kummers
The season will open on May 9 with a grand opening on Thursday May 11.
The beer garden season will run from May 9th till September 30th.Each week on Friday the beer garden will feature a tap takeover by a different Wisconsin brewery. On May 12th the first tap takeover will be hosted by Lakefront brewery.
The beer garden is operated by Saint Francis Brewery in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks.
St Francis Brewery donates an additional $1,000 toward the Humboldt Park pavillion bathroom renovations.
Rick Michalski (SFB) presents Zeno Franco (HPF) with a $1,000 towards Humboldt Park pavillion’s bathroom renovation.
Thank you to everyone that came out for our annual Humboldt Park Easter Egg Hunt.
Construction has begun!
The Humboldt Park pavillion’s bathroom renovation has officially begun. The partitions are down in the women’s bathroom and jackhammers are in the process of removing the floor tile. Here are some photos of the destruction. Here are some pics.
Race Bloopers can run around Humboldt Park for 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles or more.
Bloop, a new Milwaukee race, will be held at Humboldt Park Saturday, April 29.
This is no mistake, though the dictionary defines bloop as a “mistake” or shortened version of blooper. Nor, we’re guessing, will the race feature a “short low-pitched noise emitted by an electronic device,” which is another definition of bloop (who knew?). There may, however, be lots of grunts, wheezing and huffing and puffing by runners.
General Membership Minutes February 4, 2017 Spring Events – Beer Garden – Bocce Fest – Bathroom Renovations – Pavillion Roof – Shakespeare in the Park – Skate Spot