Park System Master Plan and Park & Open Space Plan

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Parks with Purpose: Parks Master Planning

The Milwaukee County Parks Department is launching Parks with Purpose, a campaign that recognizes a period of intense planning to position the Milwaukee County park system for continued, expanded success in 2017 and beyond. Your input will be vital as we develop these two interrelated major plans in partnership with the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission and Pros Consulting:

  • 10-year Parks System Master Plan
    This plan will provide recommendations for facilities, programs and services, maintenance and operation, and administration and management of the Milwaukee County park system.
    Learn more

  • 2050 Park & Open Space Plan
    This plan will address long-range considerations including the preservation of environmental corridors, conservation lands, and the recreational use of water bodies, and will make recommendations on the distribution of parks and recreational facilities throughout the County.
    Learn more


Engaging the Community
We need your input!

To achieve best-in-class performance, we need to know what we are doing right and what areas can be improved. We value your opinion and will have several ways for you to share your views.

Methods being used to collect community opinions

  • Focus Group Study
  • Statistically Valid Household Survey (Distributed the week of Aug. 14, 2016. The survey closed in mid-September.)
  • Online Survey (The survey closed Nov. 18, 2016)
  • Public Workshops - (2016 Archive)
    All workshops began at 6:30 p.m. with a presentation, followed by interactive workshops from 7-8 p.m.

    Sept. 13, Kosciuszko Park Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St.
    Sept. 14, Lake Park Marcia Coles Community Room, 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. (lower level)
    Sept. 15, Wilson Park Pavilion, 1601 W. Howard Ave.
    Sept. 20, Brown Deer Park Golf Clubhouse, 7625 N. Range Line Road
    Sept. 21, Gordon Park Pavilion, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.
    Sept. 22, Dineen Park Pavilion, 6601 W. Vienna St.
    Sept. 27, Sheridan Park Pavilion, 4800 S. Lake Drive
    Oct. 4, McCarty Park Pavilion,2567 S. 79 St.
    Oct. 5, Center Street Park Community Room, 6420 W. Clarke St.
  • Your contacting us!


Understanding Community Needs & Wants
Included are demographic & trends analysis, benchmark analysis, facility i
nventories, and comparisons to industry best practices.

Envisioning the Future
Incorporating community input and analysis to shape the drafts of the plans

Realizing the Vision
Finalizing the long-term implementation plan

Contact Us!

  • email: Contact Parks with Purpose
  • call: (414) 257-PARK (7275)
  • write: Parks with Purpose–Milwaukee County Parks, 9480 Watertown Plan Road, Wauwatosa, WI 53226


Related Documents 

Press Releases / Updates

Memorandum of Understanding

10-Year Park System Master Plan Documents

2050 Park & Open Space Plan Documents


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