The Milwaukee County Parks system seems to swing between two extremes. On one hand, its green space creates a ring, some compare to an exquisite emerald necklace. On the other, parks are crippled by deferred maintenance.
One example is Lake Park, where officials closed a 110-year-old footbridge because it is crumbling.
The fate of the bridge that spans a ravine, and a winding roadway below, will be the topic of a public information meeting this evening at Lake Park.