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Jackson Park in Milwaukee

Activities: Birding, Cycling, Fishing, Hiking, Picnicking, Running, Snowshoeing, Swimming, Wildlife Viewing

In the center of this 113.2-acre regional park, the Forked Aster Hiking Trail meanders within a large woodland that acts as an urban oasis for wildlife in an otherwise heavily developed section of Milwaukee County. The .4-mile North Trail is tucked in the northwest corner of the park paralleling a portion of the Kinnickinnic River, which flows along the northern and eastern fringes of the park. Visitors also can stroll on the paved trail that encircles the lagoon to view a seasonally unique assemblage of migrating waterfowl and large wading birds.



Jackson Park is a stop on Milwaukee County’s Forked Aster Trail System and also its Birding Trail.



The Kinnickinnic River loop of the Oak Leaf Trail runs through on the park roadway, connecting with the KK River Parkway on the east and west.



Amenities include park pavilion, picnic areas, basketball, football, tennis, playground and outdoor swimming pool with bathhouse.



For a Milwaukee County Parks map, click here.

For a Forked Aster Trail map, click here.



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3500 W. Forest Home Avenue
53215, Milwaukee, WI, US