Southern Milwaukee County Parks

All these parks are located along the shore of Lake Michigan, offering excellent habitat for migrating birds. Steep banks along the lake concentrate migrants along the bluff tops. Grant Park’s pond, pines trees and open fields attract sparrows of all kinds and Long-eared Owls. Sheridan Park has bluffs to explore and large colonies of Bank Swallows. Along Warnimont Park’s bike path and trails you might spot a Yellow-breasted Chat, Northern Mockingbird, Field Sparrow, and Bobolink. The Oak Creek Parkway’s quiet roads and beautiful trees attract many species of birds.

Directions: South Shore: Exit 794 at Oklahoma Avenue, then east to Superior Street, north to Nock Street, and right .75 miles to the marina. Sheridan: Exit 794 at Oklahoma Avenue, then east to Lake Drive, south to 4800, and turn left into the park. Warnimont: south on Lake Drive to 5400, left into park. Grant & Parkway: south on Lake Drive to Park Avenue, turn left on Park Avenue through Grant Park to Hawthorne.

Southern Milwaukee County Parks map

Gazetteer: Page 31, A-7 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, F-4 (10th edition).

Phone: 414/257-7275 (Milwaukee County Parks).

Web site: Milwaukee County Parks

Signature species: Waterfowl, gulls, songbirds, and Bank Swallow colony.

Rare species: Worm-eating and Connecticut Warbler, Little Blue Heron, Whimbrel, and American Avocet.

Seasonality: Open all year.

Parking: Parking lot.

Nearest food & lodging: Milwaukee.