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