Our Riverside Park branch is located at Milwaukee County's Riverside Park between the Riverwest and East Side communities, one of the most populated and diverse areas in Milwaukee.

This Urban Ecology Center (UEC) branch houses offices, resource areas and classrooms that are home to live animals, informational exhibits and user-friendly resource materials about the environment. Riverside Park includes 15 acres of wooded land and riparian habitat on the east bank of the Milwaukee River and an imaginative habitat-themed playground. This historic park is full of things to discover inside and out.

This 20,000-sq.-ft. green building located in Riverside Park has won national awards for its use of recycled or renewable materials. But more than this, our building has tips and items that you can apply to your own life today.

With this facility as a base, the UEC connects people in cities to nature and each other. This green facility was built totally with community support. Architect: Joel Krueger, Kubala Washatko Architects, Inc.

Member of Plastic Free MKE: Passionate community members, small business owners, engineers, agencies, local non-profits—all make up the Plastic-Free MKE coalition. Some members were born and raised here, some are new to the city, but all, are proud to call Milwaukee home and working hard to keep it that way. Together with other local community groups Plastic-Free MKE is working to eliminate single-use plastics in our city. Learn More.

1500 E Park Pl

Saturday Hours
10 am - 3 pm

Sunday Hours
Not Open

Photography, Video, Tripods Permitted

Handicapped Accessible
Fully wheelchair accessible

Passport Site
Water Passport, Family Passport


Photo Tour