Milwaukee County Parks

Park Improvement Projects

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.

How to Propose a Project Guide

Download our short guide to the park improvement request process.

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Park Improvements

Park improvements are a common type of request. They involve anything from building a kiosk for a scouting project, to renovating a roof, to constructing a new facility on a park site. Be it large or small, should you have a project improvement request, you will need to complete this form.

Spring Review Deadline: Feb. 10, 2020 

Fall Review Deadline: Aug. 10, 2020

Park Improvement Project Form

The sPARK Matching Fund is not available for Park Improvement Projects in 2020.

Land Utilization

Land utilization requests often come in the form of a need for an easement for utilities or memorandum of understanding (MOU) in a specific park location for a specific purpose. Requests to access a portion of a park site most commonly come from our utility partners in the energy, water management and conservation sectors. If you are looking to use park land for an extended period of time, you will need to complete this form.

Winter Submission Deadline: Jan. 8, 2020 (spring review determination by Feb. 7)

Spring Submission Deadline: April 3, 2020 (spring review determination by May 1)

Summer Submission Deadline: July 3, 2020 (summer review determination by Aug. 7)

Fall Submission Deadline: Oct. 2, 2020 (fall review determination by Nov. 6)

Land Utilization Form

Land Donations

Land donations generally support a long-term parks objective like making a connection between 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 to the Milwaukee County Parks system, you will need to complete this form. 

Land Donation Form


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

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