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 an outdoor music stage, park pavilion, war memorial, rambling 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.

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 


KINDRED on KK will donate 10% of February Sunday Suppers’ proceeds to Humboldt Park Friends.

Have you been to Kindred on KK?

If you have a family, like excellent food and service, supporting local businesses and love Humboldt Park, 10% of the proceeds from Kindred’s Sunday Suppers this month go to Humboldt Park Friends. Sunday Suppers served family style, 5-9 pm. Reservations are required at least a day in advance. Children under 8 are free. One child per adult. $24.00 per guest plus tax and gratuity.

Your membership is important to the park

Dear member, as a current member, your membership has contributed to the events and activities of HPF and supported our mission (insert hpf mission statement) . We are proud of our accomplishments of 2017. Your interest

Bocce Benefit for Humboldt Park Friends Planned for August 12 at Humboldt Park

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 Annual Corn Roast

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.

Humboldt Park Beer Garden Soft opening May 9 Grand opening on Thursday May 11

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.

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