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

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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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Amenities

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

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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:

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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.

Humboldt Park pavillion’s bathroom renovation has officially begun.

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.

Humboldt Park Holds First “Bloop”

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.

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