Milwaukee County health challenge kicks off

Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley on Wednesday announced the third year of the annual Healthy County Challenge.

Launched in 2022, the county executive's office said the challenge is aimed at bringing residents into parks, trails, nature areas, beaches and outdoor spaces to foster physical and mental wellness. 

"I am personally inviting all Milwaukee County residents to join me in our parks this summer for fun, healthy activities," Crowley said in a statement. "The Milwaukee County Parks are a gem in our community, and I remain committed to ensuring equitable access to our parks, trails, beaches, and green spaces so every resident can maintain a healthy lifestyle."

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The 2024 Healthy County Challenge events will provide free or low-cost opportunities for residents to get outside. This year's events will be hosted in partnership with the Milwaukee County Parks, Milwaukee Parks Foundation, and Milwaukee County’s accessibility partner, The Ability Center, with the support of the Brewers Community Foundation.

"The Milwaukee Parks Foundation is excited to partner with County Executive Crowley and the Milwaukee County Parks on another great lineup of healthy events this summer," Becky Stoner, Milwaukee Parks Foundation executive director, said in a statement. "Our mission is to collectively steward a thriving park system. We look forward to engaging with our neighbors through the Heathy County Challenge to champion our parks."

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Individual events are hosted in partnership with community organizations, including the Wisconsin Bike Federation, SocialX MKE, First Tee, Gift of Wings, and the Friends Groups of Milwaukee County Parks. 

2024 Healthy County Challenge events

  • Yoga at the Domes – May 22
  • Milwaukee Kite Festival – May 25 & 26
  • Wisconsin Bike Week with the County Executive – June 4
  • Wehr Nature Center’s 50th Anniversary Celebration – June 15
  • Men’s Yoga for Men’s Health Month – June 21
  • Wellness at Washington Park Wednesdays – July 10
  • F.E.A.R. MKE Run – July 30
  • Community Golf Day – August 3
  • Community Pool Day – August 9
  • MKE5K Men’s Walk – August 24
  • Outdoorsy Triathlon – September 8
  • Go Green for Parks – September 17

More information is available through the county's website.