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Donations & Gifts

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 these treasured spaces for generations to come. Here are a few ways you can donate to your parks.

Support Your Parks

  • Individuals
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For Individuals


Financial Donations & Planned Giving

Milwaukee County Parks has partnered with The Milwaukee Parks Foundation, a 501(c)3 organization. Your tax-deductible charitable donations of any size support the Foundation's mission of engaging the community to collectively steward a thriving park system for all to enjoy.

As you think about your legacy, consider making a planned gift to our parks. Through a donor-advised fund, bequest, asset transfer or other giving, you leave your lasting legacy to provide essential support for the emerald jewels of our community — the Milwaukee County Parks.

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Gifts in Honor or Memory to Special Parks

Make a gift of a tree or commemorative bench in memory of someone special or to celebrate a special occasion. The Park People will help you to determine the style and location of the bench or to select an appropriate tree and setting in a special park. Benches include your personalized inscription mounted on the backrest, and trees include your dedication on a brass hang tag. 

As the fiscal sponsor to many of the Fiends groups in the Parks, The Park People also accepts monetary donations. You may request your charitable donation be directed to any one of the supported Friends groups associated with a favorite park.

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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; a willingness to learn; and a desire to share with others. 

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For Businesses


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.

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Cause-related Marketing

Whatever your product or service, consider donating a portion of the sales to the Park System through a short-term, cause-related campaign.


Program Sponsorship

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.

Event Sponsorships

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.


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