Milwaukee County Parks

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sPARK Funding Suspended for 2020


Apply for the sPARK Matching Fund

Got a great project idea to improve Milwaukee County Parks amenities? Your proposal may qualify for a matching grant from the sPARK fund, which was created to help ignite great ideas!

The fund provides matching dollars for approved, existing projects that enhance parks amenities and facilities. To be eligible for funding, most project proposals must also include a completed Community Project Request. Proposals are reviewed twice a year.

sPARK funding is not available for 2020.

Who We Fund

Neighborhood groups, friend groups, community organizations, informal groups and business groups that want to manage a project to build stronger parks across Milwaukee County. 

Applicants are encouraged to be open and inclusive and actively engage diverse community members. Applicants must show ability to adequately fund their proposal.

What We Fund

We fund a variety of unique and creative community park projects that strengthen community connections, reduce environmental impact, enhance or repair parks amenities or create economic benefits.

To be eligible for funding, a project must:

  • Create improvements for an existing park facility or amenity
  • Be open to all members of the public
  • Be feasible and ready to begin within six months from the award date
  • Demonstrate community match (at least 50% of sPARK request)
  • Occur on Milwaukee County Parks property
  • Not have received sPARK funding previously


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

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