Donate to Support Your Parks
With the generosity of our residents, we’re able to sustain and improve our unique cultural and historical sites and green spaces. Your gift will help the Milwaukee County Parks protect and sustain these treasured spaces for generations to come. Here are a few ways you can donate to your parks.
Support Your Parks
Milwaukee County Parks has partnered with The Milwaukee Parks Foundation. Your tax-deductible charitable donations of any size support the Foundation's mission of engaging the community to collectively steward a thriving Milwaukee County Parks system for all to enjoy.
Gifts in Honor or Memory
Make a gift of a tree or commemorative bench in memory of someone special, or to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday, wedding or holiday. The Park People will help you determine the style of bench and its location, or to select an evergreen, decorative or shade tree for an appropriate setting in a special park. Benches include your personalized inscription mounted on the backrest, and trees include your dedication on a brass hang tag.
Planned giving is a creative way to support Milwaukee County Parks that costs nothing right now. Gifts can be granted through your retirement or life insurance plan or a traditional bequest through your will or trust. Planned Giving gifts are arranged through the Park People.
Donate Your Time
Volunteer opportunities are as varied as the parks themselves. Opportunities change with the seasons as well. All you need to become a volunteer is enthusiasm for the environment, community and history, and a willingness to learn and a desire to share with others.
Become a Corporate Partner
Support the parks through donations to the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. Your tax-deductible charitable donations of any size support the Foundation's mission of engaging the community to collectively steward a thriving Milwaukee County Parks system for all to enjoy.
Whatever your product or service, consider donating a portion of the sales to the Park System through a short-term, cause-related campaign.
Many of our supporters wish to direct their sponsorship to a specific park system facility, event or capital campaign that directly meets their corporate goals. For example, some of our partners have funded trail upgrades, playground improvements and Oak Leaf Trail signage.
Thousands of Milwaukee residents and visitors head to the parks throughout the year for special events such as July 3 fireworks, beer garden live music nights, slice of ice outdoor skating and more. A variety of sponsorship opportunities are available for small to large businesses.