Milwaukee County Parks

Community Project Requests

How to Initiate a Project With Milwaukee County Parks

Thank you for your interest in improving Milwaukee County Parks! We have a few avenues to make it easy for you to make a project request and understand our most common request processes. Use the forms below to submit a project request. Most requests are reviewed twice a year, so anticipate submitting your request several months in advance of your desired schedule.

Projects Near Lake Michigan Coastline

See Milwaukee County’s Coastline Management Guidelines (prepared by the Southeastern Wisconsin Regional Planning Commission-SEWRPC) to see if your project falls in the Coastal Management Zone, and how to propose a project in this vulnerable area.

SEWRPC Memorandum Report No. 248


"How to Propose a Project" Guide

View the Guide 

Park Improvements

Park improvement projects may range from renovating a roof to constructing an entire new facility. 

Fall Submission Deadline: Nov. 14, 2022 (determination by Dec. 19)

Spring Submission Deadline: May 15, 2023 (determination by June 12)

Fall Submission Deadline: Nov. 13, 2023 (determination by Dec. 18)

Park Improvement Project Request Form


Renaming a Park, Parkway, Parks Facility

Parks, parkways, and park facilities are public assets that foster dynamic connections within our community. Their names contribute to the culture and identity of our community.

The public is welcome to propose new names which align with the geographic, historical, cultural, or social significance of the location, and which may recognize significant contributions of individuals or organizations to the local community, Milwaukee County, the State of Wisconsin, the United States of America, or Native lands.

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Park Renaming Application

Land Utilization

Includes Small Cell/Wireless Facilities Projects

If you are looking to access park land for an easement or memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a specific location for a specific purpose, you must complete a request form. Requests frequently come from our utility partners in the energy, water management, and conservation sectors, as well as the construction industries.

Spring Submission Deadline: Feb. 20, 2023 (determination by March 20)

Fall Submission Deadline: Aug. 7, 2023 (determination by Sept. 11)

Land Utilization Request Form

Submissions for Small Cell/Wireless Facilities are accepted year-round 

Small Cell/Wireless Facilities – Complete Guidelines

Small Cell/Wireless Facilities Request Form

Land Donations

To leave a legacy, you may wish to donate land that supports a long-term Milwaukee County Parks objective, such as connecting park sites, preserving a natural area or expanding access to an underserved area. While we are not currently working to dramatically expand our footprint, occasionally an opportunity surfaces that we can’t refuse. If you are interested in donating a parcel of land, you will need to complete this form. 

Land Donation Form


9480 W. Watertown Plank Road
Wauwatosa, WI 53226
(414) 257-PARK (7275)

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