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.

Tiny Door Project Humboldt Park

Our History


Humboldt Park Boat House

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.

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Baseball Diamond

Keltner Field Diamond

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 >

Become a Member


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:

HPF Membership 


Humboldt Park Cleanup 2016

Humboldt Park Friends is hosting a spring cleanup in Humboldt Park. The volunteer effort takes place Saturday, April 30 9 am to Noon.

Bags and gloves will be available at the pavilion. If you have a rake or shovel, please bring it as we have limited supplies. When you first arrive, stop at the park pavilion for list of tasks.

Humboldt Park Friends Eater Egg Hunt

Add to your calendar Humboldt Park Friends Eater Egg Hunt Saturday, Mar 19, 2016 Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm Humboldt Park Friends and the Milwaukee County Parks Department invite you to the annual Easter Egg Hunt, Saturday, March 19th. The events kicks off at 11am sharp...

Park Land Zoning


You may have read recent news articles about park land zoning and a list of 43 parks that are not currently zoned as such. What isn’t being reported is that the County Executive had already initiated requests to local municipalities, prior to the County Board’s action, to change the zoning on those parcels from their current zoning designation to Parks District as soon as practicable.

Humboldt Park Friends 2016 Annual Report

I wish a Happy New Year to Humboldt Park Friends members and volunteers. It was a busy year in 2015 for our organization, and we have much to be proud of. I want to highlight a few accomplishments:

Humboldt Park Friends Annual Meeting Thursday, January 14 7:00 PM

The Humboldt Park Friends annual meeting is Thursday, January 14, at 7pm. The event is held in the park pavilion across from the lagoon.

The annual board election will take place. Paid members from 2015 are eligible to vote. All nominations must be received prior to the meeting. If you wish to make a nomination, please email

General Membership Minutes for August 6th 2015

  General Membership Meeting Minutes  August 6, 2015 Topics discussed General Park & Safety Concerns Bocce Fest, Aug 8th Corn Roast, August 11th Park Lagoons Tree Day Next meeting, September 3, 2015; 7 pm August GM Minutes .pdf...

Christmas in July At Beer Garden

Humboldt Park Beer Garden rings out the Christmas in July spirit this Thursday! Humboldt Park Beer Garden loves any reason to celebrate with family and friends, so they are bringing Christmas in July to Bay View this Thursday, July 23rd. Festivities will start at 5...

Support HPF Mondays At The Beer Garden

Support HPF Mondays At The Beer Garden Show your support for Humboldt Park by frequenting the Humboldt Park Beer Garden on Mondays. Each Monday, 10% of all sales are donated to Humboldt Park Friends. This fundraiser starts on July 13, and continues each Monday for the...