Restaurant, 414-332-4207; park information, 414-847-2650 (Department of Public Works)
Hubbard Park is a Shorewood gem nestled on the bluffs and along the shore of one of the more scenic stretches of the Milwaukee River. It is hidden behind a railroad embankment, and access to the park is through one of two tunnels – one for foot traffic from the parking lot, the other for vehicles to make a quick drop-off.
This historic park dates back to 1872, but most of its features were created by Shorewood residents laboring for the Works Progress Administration during the Great Depression.
It is home to the Hubbard Park Lodge Restaurant and the Shorewood River Club. Hubbard Park is a popular spot for weddings and receptions and was once the chosen location for Shorewood teen couples to "pin" one another (the exchange of pins being the sign of "going steady").
- Hours: Daily, 5am - 10pm
- Handicap Accessible: The park is accessible but the paved paths are long and feature large changes in elevation. The upper floor of the lodge is not accessible.
- Founding Date: 1872
- Parking: Free lot
- Features: Benches, Picnic pavilions
- Services: Food/drink, Restrooms
- Area: 5 acres