Hartung Park in Wauwatosa
Built on the site of the former Hartung Quarry, this park is jointly owned and managed by the City of Milwaukee and City of Wauwatosa. The park opened in 2010 and includes a prominent large hill overlooking a pond and the adjacent Menomonee River Parkway. The hillsides blaze with wildflowers from spring to fall. A system of trails wind around the hill and connect a number of amenities, including a playground, a large labyrinth, fitness equipment and a soccer field.
A particular curiosity in this park is the six floating islands in the pond, which have been installed help filter the water and create wildlife habitat. See accompanying story.
A series of sculptures next to the playground by local artist Laura Priebe celebrate the site’s rich geological history, depicting creatures that inhabited this area during the Silurian Period 400 million years ago.
A Farmer’s Market runs on Wednesdays, June through September, along the Parkway edge of the park.
Related story: Revisiting Hartung Park: Floating islands and so much more!
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AddressMenomonee River Parkway
53222, Wauwatosa, WI, US