Menomonee River Parkway
If you are looking for a light stroll that will introduce you to a significant part of Wauwatosa, then this trail is perfect for you. Start at Currie Park and walk down to The Village. This 3 mile asphalt trail is great for families and people looking to get in some physical activity.
Village of Wauwatosa
The Village of Wauwatosa is a great place to take a stroll if you love the urban atmosphere. There are tons of great stops to check out on the way including great restaurants and historical architecture.
The Oak Leaf Trail
Following the Menomonee River and taking a turn through Hoyt Park, The Oak Leaf Trail is 100+ miles of asphalt, parkways and municipal streets. If you want to see it all, the Oak Leaf Trail will take you for a ride.
Underwood Creek Bike Trail
On the south west section of The Oak Leaf Trail, The Underwood Creek Bike Trail connects with the Hank Aaron State Trail and travels from Hansen Park down to the Milwaukee County Sports Complex in Franklin.
Hansen Park Golf Course
Enjoy the beautiful view of Underwood Creek as you follow this 17 hole, par-3 course. The course includes wooded areas and water hazards as well as an irons practice area.
Currie Park Golf Course
Discover a golfer’s paradise at Currie Park Golf Course in Milwaukee. With its beautifully manicured fairways and challenging greens, this 18-hole course offers an unforgettable golfing experience. Immerse yourself in the lush surroundings, take in breathtaking views, and perfect your swing on this gem nestled in the heart of the city.
Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park
Along the Wauwatosa-Milwaukee border is Washington Park, renowned for its Urban Ecology Center branch, picturesque lagoon, and vibrant concerts in the park. This urban oasis was masterfully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, the visionary behind Central Park. Beyond its scenic beauty, the park offers an array of engaging activities. Visitors can immerse themselves in the lush wildlife, partake in serene water activities such as fishing and canoeing, and explore the captivating Native Wisconsin Animal Room. The park’s allure extends throughout the seasons, offering the opportunity for exhilarating snowshoeing adventures amidst the winter wonderland. Washington Park truly provides a year-round sanctuary for nature enthusiasts and community gatherings.
Moss Universal Park (Formerly Wisconsin Avenue Park)
Moss Universal Park is a hidden gem nestled in the heart of Wauwatosa. This charming park offers a tranquil escape from the bustling city life, inviting visitors to immerse themselves in nature’s beauty. The park features lush green spaces perfect for picnics and leisurely strolls, while its well-maintained trails provide an excellent opportunity for walking, jogging, or biking.
Moss Universal Park (formerly Wisconsin Avenue Park) is undergoing a transformative change as it is being converted into a Universal Ability Park. The project aims to create an inclusive and accessible space for people of all abilities to enjoy outdoor activities. The park’s design will feature a variety of amenities, including accessible pathways, sensory gardens, and inclusive play equipment. Additionally, there will be an emphasis on sustainability, with the incorporation of green infrastructure and stormwater management systems. The Universal Ability Park initiative reflects a commitment to enhancing community engagement and ensuring that everyone can experience the benefits of outdoor recreation in a welcoming environment.
Hawthorne Glen offers a diverse range of activities for nature enthusiasts and outdoor adventurers. Start your visit by exploring the enchanting Little Nature Museum, where you can discover fascinating exhibits showcasing local flora and fauna. If you visit during winter, take advantage of their cross-country ski rentals and glide through the scenic trails, surrounded by breathtaking winter landscapes. To immerse yourself in the beauty of native wildlife and plants, join one of their guided tours or hikes, providing unique opportunities to observe and learn about the rich biodiversity of the area. Hawthorne Glen is a haven for nature lovers, offering a perfect blend of education and recreation.
Currie Park offers something for everyone, including our furry friends! Along with the fenced in dog park for both large and small dogs, Currie park offers an 18 hole golf course.