Hawthorne Glen Park

Hawthorne Glen Park is where native wild animals and plants call home, 25 acres of natural beauty await your exploration, and over 12,000 children visit every year with their schools and families. It’s the ideal place for families, scouts, and anyone looking to connect with nature, learn, and give back to the community. It’s operated by Milwaukee Recreation, ensuring a top-notch experience for all. 

Don’t let the opportunity slip by to join one of our guided tours or hikes. It’s a chance to get up close and personal with the incredible biodiversity of our area. You’ll learn, observe, and appreciate the natural world in a whole new light. Hawthorne Glen Park isn’t just a place; it’s an experience. It’s where nature lovers come to both learn and play with tons of educational opportunities. 

Dive into the enchanting world of the Little Nature Museum, where you can immerse yourself in captivating exhibits featuring the best of local flora and fauna. Come on down and get up close with Wisconsin’s native critters, from tree frogs to turtles, snakes to our fine feathered friends, including a majestic hawk that’s sure to steal the show. And the best part? Admission is absolutely FREE!

If you’re bringing the little ones along, they’ll have a blast with our tire swing, playground, fun activities, and sandbox. And when they’re ready for some outdoor exploration, our hiking trails are waiting to be conquered. Planning your visit during the winter? We’ve got you covered with cross-country ski rentals. Experience our scenic trails in a whole new way while making unforgettable memories. 

Hawthorne Glen