Friends of Parks
Many of the programs, events and projects in Milwaukee County parks are only made possible through the efforts of park friends groups. These non-profit groups volunteer their time on a range of activities - from hosting summer concerts to weed outs and educational programing. Some of these organizations support the needs of a specific park or attraction, while others promote all of the parks.
Friends Group Memberships
Over 50 individual friends groups actively support individual parks or neighborhoods in Milwaukee County. To join a group, contact the specific group coordinator listed below.
Since 1977, The Park People of Milwaukee County, Inc. have been supporting Milwaukee County Parks through community awareness, sponsoring educational activities and public projects, encouraging stewardship, engaging members and accepting donations to the park system.
TTP also operates as an umbrella organization for many park-specific friends groups throughout Milwaukee County.
Friends of Boerner
Friends of Boerner run special events, educational programs and manage the gift shop at Boerner Botanical Gardens. Membership benefits include free entry to the gardens.
Friends of Wehr
Friends of Wehr run special events, educational programs and manage the gift shop at Wehr Nature Center. Membership benefits include free parking at the nature center.
Friends of the Domes
Friends of the Domes run special events, educational programs and manage the gift shop at Mitchell Park Domes. Membership benefits include free entry to The Domes for a full year.
Lake Park Friends
Lake Park is one of three parks designed by Frederick Law Olmsted. Lake Park Friends promotes the enjoyment of the park through organizing two summer concert series, wildflower and bird walks and tennis programming.
Humboldt Park Friends
Humboldt Park Friends was established in 1977 and is focused on engaging the Bay View neighborhood and enjoyment of Humboldt Park. Annual activities include a Bocce tournament, Easter egg hunt and skating on the lagoon.
Visit Humboldt Park Friends