Welcome to the Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association (MLPLBA), located in Lake Park on the east side Milwaukee, WI.
MLPLBA was established in 1919. We play the modern sport of Bowls. Our season runs from May through October. League and tournament play is available to members. We also invite non-members to give lawn bowls a try at an Open House or by scheduling a lesson. Learn lawn bowls and have a game! Group Events are another option for corporate parties, get togethers with friends, and family outings. See our calendar for the complete schedule.
Outdoor Wisconsin Features Lawn Bowls
The Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowling Association was featured on the PBS television program Outdoor Wisconsin. Club members appearing in the segment include Ted Bailey, Max Cavender, Bill Harrington, Norma Harrington, Carl Landgren, and Bob Schneider.
In 1919, a group of Milwaukee men of English and Scottish extraction built a green of two or three rinks on vacant lots that were part of the Stickney Field Club in Wauwatosa, WI. After two years, the land was sold for building purposes and the green was demolished. Devotees of the game built another green of four rinks at Lake Park in Milwaukee,WI. Over the period 1929 – 1932, the green was rebuilt with a crushed stone foundation, tile drainage, and sown with bent grass. It was also enlarged to a green of 8 rinks. In 1937, a second green of 8 rinks east of the first green was completed. The greens have been renovated several times since then. The clubhouse was erected in 1962. Today, the Milwaukee Lake Park Lawn Bowls Association’s two greens are among the finest in the Midwest.