Northwestern Mutual Community Park

Located on the lakefront in the middle of the grounds, families can enjoy children-focused entertainment and activities during Summerfest. Performances from magicians, dance groups, jugglers, puppets and more can be enjoyed throughout the day.

The area also includes a large playground area, greenspace, as well as conveniently located bathrooms, sensory rooms, and nursing mothers stations.

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 Northwestern Mutual Community Park Stage

Northwestern Mutual Community Park Performances

The Northwestern Mutual Community Park has a permanent stage structure with accessible seating and a viewing area for over 500 guests. The Northwestern Mutual Community Park 2024 activities will be announced soon. 

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All performers and showtimes are subject to change.

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Northwestern Mutual Community Park Amenities

The Northwestern Mutual Community Park offers inclusive and accessible play for children ages 2 to 12 years of age, including those who may experience a variety of challenges.

  • Enhanced Play Equipment: age-appropriate playground equipment on soft surface, including interactive musical play pieces. Equipment design also includes ramps allowing for wheelchair access. Shaded seating is also available within the playground area.
  • Toddler Play Area: “Giggle Grounds”- covered play area for toddlers ages 6 months-2 years, including shade, and age-appropriate activities and play equipment.

In addition, there is a book donation box installed at the Northwestern Mutual Community Park. 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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 Northwestern Mutual Community Park Amenities

Northwestern Mutual Community Park facilities

  • Permanent Family Restrooms – accessible restrooms equipped with changing tables for babies, children, and adults requiring an assistant.
  • Nursing Mothers Stations – mothers seeking a quiet space to nurse will have dedicated space.
  • Sensory Rooms – three individual and wheelchair accessible, air-conditioned quiet rooms, creating a calm environment for children that may be overstimulated by the noise, environment, or experience.

 Northwestern Mutual Community Park dates

Northwestern Mutual Community Park Dates outside Summerfest

Please note that the Northwestern Mutual Community Park dates and times outside of Summerfest dates will be posted on Dates are subject to change. Park hours are weather dependent. Northwestern Mutual Community Park will close under weather conditions including rain, snow, ice, and below freezing (32° F) temperatures. 

Milwaukee World Festival, Inc. continues to fulfill its nonprofit mission, established in 1965, of bringing the community together and providing a showcase for performing arts, activities and recreation to the public, through music and special events.

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