Saturday october 21, 2017

11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Join us for our 4th Annual Fall Fest in Center Street Park! 

We are really excited to bring back our annual Fall Fest to the park! Like last year, activities will include pumpkin carving, scarecrow building, local food and beverage options, games and crafts, live music, and pumpkin chuckin. We can't wait to see you there!


2017 sponsors

A big thank you to all our sponsors and those contributing donations to this year's festival. We couldn't do it without you!


We need volunteers to make this event happen! Sign up for 1-2 hour shifts here:


11:00am - Fall Fest Opens (food, beverage, games, activities, bounce house, crafts, etc.)

12:00pm - Live Music

1:00-2:00pm - Sack Races

2:30pm - Pumpkin Chuckin'

3:00-4:00pm - Apple Eating Races

4:00pm - Live Music

6:00pm - Jack O' Lantern Lighting

Pumpkins and Pumpkin Chuckin'

2015 Pumpkin Chuckin' at Center St Park

Get your pumpkins at Fall Fest and support Center Street Park! Pumpkins will be on sale for $3 each or two for $5. We'll also have a friendly pumpkin carving/painting competition for children with an after dark display.

Watch out for flying pumpkins! Do you have a desire to chuck a pumpkin? Contact us to join the fun!

Local Food Vendors and Live Music

Food and beer service will run from 11am-6pm. Beer and soda will be sold by the Milwaukee County Parks. Friends of Center Street Park will sell hot dogs, brats, and sides as well as caramel apples, hot chocolate, apple cider, and bottled water. Press. will be selling gourmet waffles and the Tacos, Tacos, Tacos Food Truck will be selling...well, tacos. 

Live music will be playing at 12pm. Check back for more details!

Games and Activities (with prizes!)

  • Pumpkin bowling
  • Corn cob chuck
  • Sack races 
  • Jump house
  • Face painting
  • Scavenger hunts
  • Sack race
  • Much, much more!

2017-18 Season

Thanks again to the generosity of WaterStone Bank, Center Street Park has two free public ice rinks during the winter months. In addition, volunteers lend free skates for everyone to use thanks to donations from the Pettit National Ice Center and private individuals.

Over the course of last few winters, this rink quickly became a neighborhood institution. We look forward to creating a new tradition at Center Street Park thanks to our incredible funders and many volunteers...most notably our dedicated team of Center Street Hosers and warming house volunteers!

2017-2018 Hours of Operation (may vary based on weather conditions)

Rink: Everyday Sunrise-10pm

Warming House: Monday-Friday 4pm-9:45pm; Saturday-Sunday 12pm-9:45pm

Skate Lending: Saturday-Sunday 12pm-4pm (Based on availability of volunteers; to check out the most up-to-date hours and to volunteer yourself, visit our Volunteer Sign Up Page)

Media coverage

WTMJ 4 News Coverage of Waterstone Bank Ice Rink

Since 2013, Friends of Center Street Park has hosted annual spring cleanups during which volunteers work to beautify Center Street Park. Activities include picking up litter, painting projects, planting flower gardens, mulching, and installing new picnic benches.

We thank all our volunteers for their hard work in improving our neighborhood park! We also want to give a special thank you to the City of Milwaukee's Community Improvement Project (CIP) for funding this past year's Cleanup.

We look forward to seeing everyone in early 2016 when we start planning for next year's Spring Cleanup! Interested in helping out? Click on the Volunteer link below!