Friday, March 14, 2014

Help Shape Milwaukee Parks For Next 5 Years

Parks can often be taken for granted, but if you take a moment to think, you will realize how many activities that so many of us participate in. Milwaukee County's parks aren't just green spaces for picnics, runs and walks, or general play. They are home to golf courses (regular and disc), tennis courts, soccer fields, bike trails, even dog exercise areas. County parks are places to watch fireworks, see free concerts, visit a farmers' market for fresh, local food and home to community centers. In short they are an integral part of Milwaukee county life and nearly everyone uses or is impacted by amenities provided by the parks.

Since we all have a vested interest in keeping the parks doing what we want out of them, the public - you - can help the Parks Department plan for the future be part of Milwaukee County Parks’ 2015-2020 Strategic Planning Process at an upcoming Public Input Session. Dates for these sessions are listed below:


  • March 17 Washington Park Senior Center 2:00-3:30 pm 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee
  • March 20 Wilson Park Senior Center 12:30-2:00 pm  2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee
  • March 24 Lincoln Park Pavilion - Upper 6:00-7:30 pm  1301 W. Hampton Ave., Milwaukee
  • March 25 Marcia Coles Community Room 6:00-7:30 pm  in Lake Park, under Lake Park Bistro 3133 E. Newberry Blvd., Milwaukee
  • March 26 South Shore Pavilion 6:00-7:30 pm 2900 S. Shore Dr., Milwaukee
If you can't make it to a session, you can still voice your opinion, the Presentation and Survey is available online at countyparks.com.