City of Milwaukee Home Department of City Development Home
  Projects  Business Toolbox  Planning/Permits  City Real Estate  Housing Resources  Boards/Commissions  About Us  Search 

Milwaukee Department of City Development

  Interested in
  the Milwaukee RiverWalk?

  Contact Alyssa Remington
  Phone 414-286-5802

      Development   Retail   Transit/Parking   RiverWalk   Resources   News 
Downtown Home
  Regulation & Funding Policy
  ADA Improvements
  Beerline RiverWalk
  Downtown RiverWalk
Third Ward RiverWalk
The Milwaukee River is
on the USATODAY list
10 great places to
stream through cities.



  City of Milwaukee
  Office of Mayor Tom Barrett
The Milwaukee RiverWalk spans nearly 3 miles along the Milwaukee River through the heart of the City's Downtown.

Due to the success of the RiverWalk, the Milwaukee River has become the prominent downtown development area with a mix of high-end residential, commercial and recreational uses.

The Milwaukee RiverWalk is divided into 3 distinct sections: the Beerline RiverWalk to the north, the Downtown RiverWalk in the center, and the Third Ward RiverWalk to the south.

The City of Milwaukee launched the RiverWalk Initiative in 1988, to connect the natural current of the Milwaukee River with a current of business and leisure activities. 

Regulations and Funding
Riverwalk development requires a partnership between the City and riverfront property owners. A Master Plan, Design Guidelines, and an Overlay Zone guide its creation and implementation.

In exchange for permanent public access, the City provides financial assistance for the construction of individual RiverWalk improvements. Read more...

ADA Improvements

The City of Milwaukee is currently working to improve accessibility of the RiverWalk system for all to enjoy.

  Beerline RiverWalk Downtown RiverWalk Third Ward RiverWalk Milwaukee RiverWalk

View larger RiverWalk map PDF


  Milwaukee Department of City Development       809 N Broadway       Milwaukee, WI 53202       Contact DCD