Bradford Beach on Lake Michigan
Bradford Beach, 2400 N. Lincoln Memorial Dr., is a popular summer spot that earned Blue Wave designation after 21st-century parties came together to build six rain gardens that intercept stormwater that used to contaminate the beach, which was constructed along Lake Michigan in the early 20th century.
Take a sneak peek at some Bradford Beach Water Stories in the videos on this page. Then explore more with the Water Story MKE app, a citywide scavenger hunt where you discover Milwaukee's water stories hidden in plain sight.
Visit the beach. Be a beachcomber. There is a lot to explore. The more you explore, the more points you earn and the better prepared you'll be for trivia. Explore at least six points (6 Rain Gardens, 12 Water Stories, and 6 Beach Stops) to unlock Beachcomber Trivia. Complete Beachcomber Trivia to earn the Bradford Beach badge.
In what year did Milwaukee County partner with City of Milwaukee, UW-Milwaukee, and MillerCoors to install the rain gardens that protect Bradford Beach from stormwater?