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“Best park in county for dogs, kids, and wheelchairs” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lake Park

Lake Park
Milwaukee, WI
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Ranked #23 of 90 Attractions in Milwaukee
Type: Parks
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Owner description: City park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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“Best park in county for dogs, kids, and wheelchairs”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2012

On the national register of historic places, this park has something for EVERYONE! It's surprising that so many of the reviews are about food when this is a park. Yes there is a wonderful bistro with food, but it's a glorious park first and foremost. So much work was done recently to update stairways, bridges, equipment, and facilities that is a showcase. There are 3 entrances but none of them connect to each other, so at some point, you have to choose a parking lot and walk. There are paved trails through the park so you can get from one side to the other. There is a self pay golf course, lawn bowling green, tennis courts, soccer fields, a beautiful new stage if you want to put on your very own theater production, new playground equipment for 2 different age groups, picnic tables, hiking trails that link to the Locus st. ravine, stairs to the lakefront (about 90) for those who want to get their exercise in, and dogs are welcome as long as they are on a leash. In Fall, you have a great view of the lake from almost any part of the bluff, but in summer you can see it from the huge staircase or the bridge at the lake side of the park. For photographers, they have a nice waterfall in a ravine, as well as some historic structures that make nice photos. Whew! So much to do for all ages.
The park also has an interesting history you can read more about at the friends' website, http://www.lakeparkfriends.org/history.shtml

Visited November 2012
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“Great Photos”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

We got some great photos in this area very clean and nice! The lake and boats were so very nice to see.

Visited October 2012
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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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“Regular top choice”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2012

Set in the beautiful Lake Park overlooking Michigan, the restaurant always delivers top of the line meals and a fabulous atmosphere. Whether for lunch with the girls, or a special dinner out, the food is some of the best in the area.

Visited March 2012
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Norway, Michigan
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“Beautiful Area”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

Highlight to me was the North Point Lighthouse. There were also many nice walking trails with fantastic views of Lake Michigan. Beatuiful old homes on the area.

Visited August 2012
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“A great piece of Architecture along the Lake”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

Did you know the same architect that designed Central Park in NYC did Lake Park? It is true and it is a lovely park. Look for the lions on the little bridge - do their faces look familiar? Also look for the lighthouse that is still a ways back from the bluff in the park. A great place for a walk, run etc.

Visited July 2012
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