Milwaukee's Backyards - River Park

Saturday, January 28, 2023

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Riverside Park

Event Description
(For adults) River Park was among the first parks commissioned by Milwaukee's Park Commission in 1890. It's changed a little since it was established and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and it's a great place to look for the stars from the Backyard Naturalist Series. We'll meet at the Urban Ecology Center and take a short stroll through the park as we look for the patterns left on the landscape by both human and ecological processes. This is free for subscribers to the Backyard Naturalist series.

For questions about this program, please contact Research & Community Science Manager, Tim Vargo at

Registration is required for this event.

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Personal financial situations vary widely so we provide multiple pricing options to make our programs accessible. The highest listed price fully covers the cost of the program. Lower prices reflect the generosity of our supporters who help us ensure programs are available to everyone. Please choose the option that best fits you, your family, and your guests.

Whatever price you pick, Members get 20% off!
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COVID Policy
At the Urban Ecology Center safety is our top priority. Our goal is to provide as safe an environment as possible for our communities. Click here to learn more about our procedures during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Confirmation/Cancellation Policy:
If you sign up for a program and your plans change, we kindly request that you let us know at least 10 business days in advance so we have the opportunity to offer a program to others. We will provide refunds as follows: 10 business days or more: full refund, 5-9 business days: 50% refund, 0-4 business days: no refund.