Urban Ecology Center and Milwaukee River Parks
These properties are all located along the Milwaukee River. Riverside Park has beautiful open grown oak trees and an open understory. Estabrook and Kletzsch Parks offer woods, ponds and grasslands. The spring wildflowers are lovely, and there are many species of warblers, flycatchers and hawks. Trails access all areas of the parks; many follow the river where you can see Great Blue Herons and Belted Kingfishers. Orioles, Gray Catbirds, and thrushes also nest in these urban settings.
Directions: EUC: Exit I-43 on Locust Street, then east 1.5 miles to Oakland Avenue, south 2 blocks on Oakland to Park, and right to the entrance. Estabrook: exit I-43 at Capitol Drive, then east 1.25 miles to Estabrook Pkwy, and north to the park. Kletzsch: Exit I-43 at Good Hope Road, then west one mile to Milwaukee River Pkwy, then south a half-mile to the park entrance.
Gazetteer: Page 39, D-6 (prior to 10th edition). | Page 88, E-4 (10th edition).
Phone: 414/964-8505 (Urban Ecology Center) or 414/257-7275 (Milwaukee County Parks)
Signature species: Black-throated Blue Warbler, Green Heron, and Spotted Sandpiper.
Rare species: Tufted Titmouse, Harris’s Sparrow, and White-eyed Vireo.
Seasonality: Open all year.
Parking: Parking lot.