Friends Groups of Milwaukee County Parks
Many of the programs, events and projects in Milwaukee County parks are made possible through the efforts of park friends groups, neighborhood associations and partner organizations. Numerous non-profit groups volunteer their time on a range of activities – from hosting summer concerts and fundraising to weeding and presenting educational programs.
Find information and resources for existing, new and yet-to-be friends groups!
Download the Friends Group Field Guide!
For hands-on work and meaningful connections with the community, join a group, get involved and support your Milwaukee County Parks! If you don't see your favorite park listed, consider starting your own group.
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Since 1977, The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. has helped to ensure a vibrant Milwaukee County park system by mobilizing community volunteers, leading initiatives such as Weed-Out, offering tangible tributes/memorials such as commemorative benches and trees, and increasing community awareness.
The Park People also operates as an umbrella organization for many park-specific friends groups throughout Milwaukee County.
Get Details on The Park People!
Milwaukee Parks Foundation
Milwaukee Parks Foundation engages our community in supporting Milwaukee County Parks to collectively steward a thriving park system.
To ensure a vibrant park system for all, The Foundation’s growing membership program offers giving options to everyone and brings together the community and its resources.
The Foundation is similar to foundations throughout the country that support urban park systems. Learn more about how you can get involved with the newly established Milwaukee Parks Foundation.
Get Details on the Foundation!