Arlington Heights Park
Located under the 35th Street viaduct in Silver City, Arlington Heights Park is home to the Sounds of Summer concert series and also offers a playground and large play area. The park also features a newly-constructed bandshell ideal for hosting concerts, festivals, or other community gatherings.
To reserve the Arlington Heights Park bandshell for your family gathering, kid’s birthday party or other small event, please contact the Arnie Slawny at the City’s Department of Public Works at firstname.lastname@example.org or 414-286-5585. Be ready to provide the size of event, type of event and whether or not there will be live music, food or alcohol served. To reserve the Arlington Heights Park bandshell for larger events where significant crowds and traffic would be expected, please contact the City’s Special Event Permit Office.
Located at 35th and Burnham, Burnham Park features sports fields, tennis courts, a community garden, and a pavilion to host community events. This park hosts a variety of organized sports leagues including high school baseball and football, softball, ultimate frisbee, kickball and more. Other activities include pick-up soccer games and a community walking club.
Do you have ideas for changes or improvements to Burnham Park? Visit the LBWN Get Involved page to find out about the Burnham Park Task Force!
Hank Aaron State Trail
With a direct connection to Silver City at 37th and Pierce, the Hank Aaron State Trail offers 12 miles of bike and hiking trails where you can explore the heart of Milwaukee from the Lakefront to the county limits. Destinations along the trail include Miller Park, Three Bridges Park, the Harley Davidson Museum and the Milwaukee Art Museum. The Friends of the Hank Aaron State Trail also host an annual 5K Run/Walk in August. Learn more at www.hankaaronstatetrail.org.
Located at 32nd and Madison in Silver City, Madison Garden is a community pocket park envisioned and created by neighbors. Where there once stood a vacant city-owned lot, neighbors have created a beautiful garden park that features kids’ activities, garden beds, park benches and decorative planters. View the Madison Garden photo gallery.
The home of the Milwaukee Brewers is just a short walk or bike ride from the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods on the Hank Aaron State Trail. The Brewers also host a mini-marathon that runs through Silver City along National Avenue. Learn more at www.brewers.com.
Mitchell Park Domes
The Mitchell Park Domes on Layton Boulevard is one of the gems of the Milwaukee County Park system. In addition to the botanical gardens and green houses, the Domes also offers the Milwaukee County Winter Farmers Market, Music Under Glass concert series, and several special attractions throughout the year. Visit the Mitchell Park Domes website for more information.
The Story Garden
Over the past few years, neighbors in Burnham Park have transformed a vacant lot at 29th and Burnham into a beautiful community park. The Story Garden features garden beds, decorative planters, park benches and artwork created by neighborhood youth in collaboration with Artists Working in Education. View the Story Garden photo gallery.
Three Bridges Park
Three Bridges Park is the newest addition to the many great parks located in the Layton Boulevard West neighborhoods. Neighbors can access this 24-acre park via the Valley Passage at 37th and Pierce or the bridge that connects the park to the Mitchell Park Domes. Amenities in the park include a one-mile extension of the Hank Aaron State Trail, community garden beds, an outdoor classroom for the Urban Ecology Center, canoe and kayak launch on the Menomonee River, and great views of downtown Milwaukee.
Urban Ecology Center
Located at 3700 W Pierce Street in Silver City, the Urban Ecology Center offers outdoor and environmental experiences for youth and adults. The Center organizes several youth activities including a Young Scientists Club, Summer Camps, and workshops throughout the year. Additionally, Urban Ecology Center members enjoy year-round outdoor equipment lending that includes bikes, kayaks, snow shoes, cross country skis, camping equipment and more! Visit www.urbanecologycenter.org for more information.