One of Milwaukee’s most beloved public parks sits along the lakefront north of McKinley Marina and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Frederick Law Olmsted, the same person who designed New York City’s Central Park, designed it in the late 1800s. The 130-acre park is loaded with amenities, including a golf course, walking trails, picnic areas and ball fields. The golf course is a relatively easy, accessible 18-hole course that offers tee times on a first-come, first-served basis. The trails pass bluffs, ravines and the last remaining Indian mound in Milwaukee. Also within the park is the North Point Lighthouse, which was built in 1888 and it listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Lake Park is free and open to the public. It’s located just north of downtown Milwaukee, on the waterfront. For a unique dining experience, consider making reservations at Bartolotta's Lake Park Bistro, which serves exceptional French fare at the heart of the