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Greenfield Park in West Allis

Activities: Birding, Cross-Country Skiing, Cycling, Fishing, Picnicking, Running, Snowshoeing, Wildlife Viewing
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Sunrise over the lagoon

Sunrise over the lagoon

Half of 282-acre Greenfield Park, which is in West Allis, is a popular golf course. The other half also has a number of recreational amenities, including Cool Waters, one of the county’s premier water parks. But there are over 95 acres of rich woodlands and small ponds. The large hardwood forest dominated by red and white oaks, sugar maple, and basswood with ephemeral ponds that appear in the spring along with an ephemeral stream with marsh marigolds. Glorious fall foliage and migratory songbirds fill the woodlands in October.

 

A large lagoon and three smaller, permanent ponds also attract fishermen and wildlife enthusiasts. Identified by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology eBird.org program as a birding hotspot.

 

Greenfield Park is a stop on Milwaukee County’s Forked Aster Trail System. The paved Oak Leaf Trail also runs through Greenfield Park, with links to Underwood Creek Parkway to the north and the Root River Parkway to the south. And there is a connection to the New Berlin Recreation Trail to the west.

 

 

For Milwaukee County Parks trail map, click here.

Story link: “Fall Foliage” at Milwaukee Magazine.

 

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Address

2028 S. 124 St.
53227, West Allis, WI, US

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