Our Branches

Riverside Park Facility Rental


Overlooking Riverside Park, the Urban Ecology Center offers breathtaking views of the surrounding forests along the Milwaukee River. Your guests will enjoy taking a stroll in our gardens, exploring our award-winning building and admiring the view from our second-floor deck and tower. 

Looking for a site to host your event on a Saturday in Spring, Summer or Fall 2019? Our Riverside Park branch still has several dates available!

Available Saturdays:

  • May 4th, 2019
  • May 11th, 2019
  • May 18th, 2019
  • May 25th, 2019
  • June 1st, 2019
  • June 8th, 2019
  • June 15th, 2019
  • June 22nd 2019
  • June 29th, 2019
  • July 6th, 2019
  • July 13th, 2019
  • July 20th, 2019
  • July 27th, 2019
  • August 3rd, 2019
  • August 10th, 2019
  • August 17th, 2019
  • August 24th, 2019
  • August 31st, 2019
  • September 7th, 2019
  • September 14th, 2019
  • September 21st, 2019
  • September 28th, 2019
  • October 5th, 2019
  • October 12th, 2019
  • October 19th, 2019
  • October 26th, 2019

We also have availability on Friday or Sunday evenings, and plenty of dates still available in 2019 and beyond! Contact MaryBeth Kressin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to set up an appointment to come in and see our space.

We would love to host your event and can accommodate a wide variety of parties including weddings, receptions, dinners and birthday parties, as well as your organization’s next fundraiser, business meeting or retreat. 

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Interested in renting this or one of our other facilities? Contact MaryBeth Kressin, Facility Rental Coordinator at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or read the documents below to get started!

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Still looking for a caterer? Check our list of Earth & Community Friendly Caterers. These caterers support others through their sustainable practices. You are free to use whomever you choose to provide food and drink. This list focuses on a variety of menu options and business practices. We share this information for you to consider when planning your event.


Looking for a staff-led birthday party for kids? Check out our B'earthday parties page!


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Washington Park

Wednesday, February 20th

8:00 AM - 10:00 AM

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