An exceptional gem in the heart of Milwaukee, this 60-acre, mature hardwood forest, represents one of the best and last remaining remnants of the southern hardwood forests that once covered southeast Wisconsin.
A unique mix of large oak, maple, ash and basswood trees along with sixteen other species native to the region and a rich understory of wildflowers, the forest provides a diverse habitat for wildlife, including more than 158 species of birds that feed, rest and nest in the area on an annual basis.
Visitors to the forest experience solitude and passive recreation under the canopy of trees along a one mile self-guided nature trail. This accessible loop for hiking and nature observation offers all abilities the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience, deepen their understanding of our relationship to forest ecosystems and consider the role each of us play as stewards of these special places.
Forest Photo Gallery
Share Your forest adventures!
POST YOUR PHOTOS OF THE FOREST on Instagram and Facebook
for the chance to be in the gallery
We've got plans
Site Planning and Design
are underway for the
areas of the property
Considerations include: outdoor classroom areas, natural play and picnic spaces, native pollinator gardens, amphitheater, demonstration spaces,
gathering area and pavillion.
We also look forward
to offering: Guided Educational Experiences
School to Forest Partnerships
Community Curated Installations
Opportunities for Citizen Monitoring