Lake Park

Lake Park 2975 N Lake Park Rd

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Lake Park

Lake Park is a large urban park located in the East Side neighborhood in Milwaukee. The park includes the following amenities and attractions: including Bradford Beach, various parks, McKinley Marina, and the Milwaukee Art Museum. There is also an 18-hole golf course that was built in 1930. The most popular attraction is the North Point Lighthouse, which was built in 1855


Lake Park was designed in the late 19th century by Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Central Park in New York City along with many others. Believing that access to nature had a civilizing and restorative effect on the urban public, Olmsted designed Lake Park in the Romantic tradition, with a preference for natural landscaping (including the bluffs and ravines that dot the park), winding paths, a variety of vistas, incorporation of wildlife, and a balance between active recreation and more passive enjoyment. Take a look at this detailed tour of the park:

In addition, Lake Park is home to the last remaining Indian mound in the city of Milwaukee. The others were destroyed by early settlers of the city and surrounding area.

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