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Free Family Fun Day at Northwestern Mutual Community Park This Sunday

The Northwestern Mutual Community Park re-opened for the season in April and has been the main destination for families at Milwaukee’s summer festivals.


Two more Sunday Family Fun Days have been planned for the year, and they’ll take place this Sunday, September 18 and Sunday, October 9, 2022 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park.

Both events are free and will feature a full day of family-friendly programming on the Northwestern Mutual Community Park stage, featuring local arts and community groups including Danceworks, First Stage, and Milwaukee Youth Symphony Orchestra, among others.

Other activities include balloon artists, face painters, exhibitors, food trucks and more.

Free parking will also be offered during Sunday Family Fun Days in designated lots.

The Park is open to the public daily from 10 a.m. – dusk. Dates are subject to change, and you should check their website before heading out.

This entirely redeveloped entertainment space for families offers inclusive and accessible play for children ages 2 – 12 years of age, including those who may experience a variety of challenges. 

Community Park offers new play equipment on a soft surface, including ramps for wheelchair access and shaded seating.

The Toddler Play Area called “Giggle Grounds” is a covered play area for the littlest kids.

There’s also a permanent stage structure with accessible seating and a viewing area for over 500 patrons.

Parents love the permanent family restrooms with changing tables, nursing mother stations, and sensory rooms that are air-conditioned and quiet.

A book donation box will also be installed at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park this year.

Attendees are encouraged to bring a new or gently used children’s book and place it in the box throughout the operating season. All books collected will be donated to Next Door Foundation Books For Kids program.

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About the author

In 2013, Calie Herbst, a former teacher with three little ones, saw a need for a “One Stop Shop” for family fun in Milwaukee. So she founded Milwaukee With Kids. Her goal was to find the best this city has to offer families and share it with other parents. In one place. In 2019, she published "Exploring Milwaukee WIth Kids", a comprehensive Milwaukee travel guide for families and kids. She appears regularly on WISN News, Fox 6's 'Real Milwaukee', B93.3, and Wisconsin Morning News. She has been featured in Medium, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NPR, the Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle, and on CBS 58 News. Calie is available for hosting, moderating and media appearances.

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