By Molly Snyder Senior Writer Published May 24, 2021 at 1:04 PM

The rules for Bradford Beach, originally introduced by the Milwaukee County Parks on behalf of Bradford Beach, are the same for the summer of 2021.

When these rules emerged in 2019, they caused controversy after some Milwaukeeans were disgruntled by the vague alcohol regulations. (Alcoholic beverages of any kind are not permitted, but coolers with two non-alcoholic beverages per person are fine.)

Grilling, fireworks, dogs, canopies / large tents, commercial photography, glass bottles and firearms are also not allowed at Bradford.

However,  according to Ian Everett, marketing and communications manager for the Milwaukee County Parks, he rules have been in place for two years successfully, and therefore will remain the same this season.

"The vision for Bradford Beach is to ensure it's safe, clean and welcoming for everyone," says Everett. "We've worked to make the beach more accommodating for people in wheelchairs."

For more information about public beaches and water parks, go here.


Molly Snyder started writing and publishing her work at the age 10, when her community newspaper printed her poem, "The Unicorn.” Since then, she's expanded beyond the subject of mythical creatures and written in many different mediums but, nearest and dearest to her heart, thousands of articles for OnMilwaukee.

Molly is a regular contributor to FOX6 News and numerous radio stations as well as the co-host of "Dandelions: A Podcast For Women.” She's received five Milwaukee Press Club Awards, served as the Pfister Narrator and is the Wisconsin State Fair’s Celebrity Cream Puff Eating Champion of 2019.