Milwaukee Recreation Archives

Milwaukee Recreation presents first-ever Family Drive-In Movie Day

April 15, 2021

This spring, Milwaukee Recreation will host the first ever Family Drive-In Movie Day. Three (3) family-friendly movies will be played throughout the course of the day at Milwaukee Public Schools Central Services Building (5225 W. Vliet St.). Admission is $20 per vehicle, per movie. The event will take place on Saturday, May 15 (rain date… [Read More]

New games available in adult E-Sports leagues

October 29, 2020

It’s time to put your gaming skills to the test with Milwaukee Recreation! Join Milwaukee Recreation’s adult E-Sports league! Go head-to-head every week in a variety of popular video games. Think you have what it takes to be crowned champion? You must be 18 years or older to join the adult E-Sports leagues. Participants must… [Read More]

Hone your skills at Milwaukee Recreation’s Youth Sports clinics

September 3, 2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all school-based Fall Youth Sports leagues have been canceled. The decision was made to protect the safety of student-athletes, staff, and spectators. As an alternative, the Milwaukee Recreation Youth Sports Office has created a series of instructional opportunities for students in soccer, volleyball, flag football, tennis, girls’ basketball, and cross-country… [Read More]

Looking for child care near you?

July 16, 2020

Looking for child care options near you this summer? Milwaukee Recreation has openings at sites across the city. Milwaukee Recreation has select availability remaining in our Child Care Camps, Community Learning Centers (CLCs), and Safe Places. These programs – offered in nearly 50 locations around Milwaukee – safely provide academic support, enrichment, and recreation to… [Read More]

Mobile Recreation program opens Monday, July 6

July 9, 2020

Milwaukee Recreation is rolling out a new drop-in mobile recreation program beginning Monday, July 6, 2020. Mobile recreation vehicles will be visiting playfield sites throughout the city for 20-30 minutes at a time, providing structured play opportunities and exercise components. Children will have the chance to take home the equipment they personally use during these… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation is ready to dance

January 23, 2020

17th annual Daddy/Daughter Dance is set for Feb. 15th Milwaukee Recreation has partnered with the Milwaukee Fatherhood Initiative and the Social Development Commission (SDC) to host the annual Daddy/Daughter Dance at North Division Community Center, 1011 W. Center St., on Saturday, February 15, 2020 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. The night will include dancing, food,… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation hosts grand reopening event at Custer Playfield

September 19, 2019

Milwaukee Recreation’s emphasis on equity across the city shone brightly once again, as the department hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony at Custer Playfield on Saturday, Sept. 14 to unveil the playfield’s newly constructed basketball courts, age-appropriate play structures, and walking path. “By making this investment, Milwaukee Public Schools has demonstrated once again that its number one… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation celebrates Columbia Playfield grand reopening

August 22, 2019

Milwaukee Recreation reopened its renovated Columbia Playfield on Saturday, August 17, 2019, to unveil the playfield’s newly constructed basketball courts, play structures, splash pad, and walking path. The celebration included MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley, Mayor Tom Barrett, district officials, community stakeholders, and children from the surrounding neighborhood. “Our young people learn through play,… [Read More]

“An extension of the classroom”: Dr. Posley visits recreation sites

August 1, 2019

“An extension of the classroom.” Those were MPS Superintendent Dr. Keith P. Posley’s fitting words as he left the second of the two Milwaukee Recreation sites he visited on Thursday, July 25. This summer, Dr. Posley once again took a tour of Recreation programs, this time visiting the Express Yourself MKE studio and the Girls… [Read More]

Milwaukee Recreation is now hiring spring and summer groundskeepers!

November 8, 2018

Milwaukee Recreation is hiring new seasonal groundskeepers to provide basic upkeep to outdoor recreation facilities in the City of Milwaukee. Apply today at Groundskeepers will be asked to maintain and prepare the athletic fields and courts by fertilizing, aerating, pruning trees, cutting grass, and marking fields. The job also includes: daily inspection and cleaning… [Read More]