East Side Business Improvement District
Parks
East Side Business Improvement District

Milwaukee County Parks on the East Side

From Lake Park to Bradford Beach, take refuge from the hustle and bustle on the East Side

In the midst of the busy commercial East North Avenue corridor, there are a few green spaces to relax and find refuge from the hustle and bustle. Triangle Park, at the intersection of Maryland Avenue, Farewell Avenue, and Bradford Avenue is one such spot. Gilford Triangle, at the intersection of Lake Drive, Downer Avenue, and Bradford Avenue is another. The greenspace surrounding the Historic North Point Water Tower is another lovely spot to visit. And if you feel like walking a little more to the east towards Lake Michigan, you will be at Bradford Beach before you know it.

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In the midst of the busy commercial North Avenue corridor, there are a few parks to find refuge from the hustle and bustle on the East Side. Triangle Park, Gilford Triangle, Lake Park, Back Bay Park, the greenspace surrounding the Historic North Point Water Tower, and Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan are all lovely spots to kick back and relax.

Back Bay Park

Back Bay Park

Back Bay Park

Back Bay Park is a small, tucked away park that will do the trick for a quiet picnic or a place for the kiddos to play. There are a few tables, benches, a small playground and a spacious grassy area. It feels so nicely removed and private even when others are around. And there's a stairway straight down to the lakefront!

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North Point Water Tower

The iconic North Point Water Tower, on the bluff above Lake Michigan, is symbolic of 145 years of service by the Milwaukee Water Works. It was one of the principal works in the original water supply system that provided Milwaukee with 16 million gallons of water a day. (The Milwaukee Water Works today pumps approximately 100 million gallons per day.)

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North Point Water Tower

The iconic North Point Water Tower, on the bluff above Lake Michigan, is symbolic of 145 years of service by the Milwaukee Water Works. It was one of the principal works in the original water supply system that provided Milwaukee with 16 million gallons of water a day. (The Milwaukee Water Works today pumps approximately 100 million gallons per day.)

Bradford Beach

It's true what they say: It is cooler by the lake, and in Milwaukee, there's nowhere better to cool off than Bradford Beach. In 2009, Bradford Beach became one of Wisconsin's first beaches to receive Blue Wave Certification from the nonprofit Clean Beaches Council of Washington, D.C. Since then, the beach has undergone a rebirth as a center of summer fun.

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Prospect Triangle

It's true what they say: It is cooler by the lake, and in Milwaukee, there's nowhere better to cool off than Bradford Beach. In 2009, Bradford Beach became one of Wisconsin's first beaches to receive Blue Wave Certification from the nonprofit Clean Beaches Council of Washington, D.C. Since then, the beach has undergone a rebirth as a center of summer fun.