Milwaukee County Parks

11:35 am
Fri July 18, 2014

FootGolf - a Mix of Soccer and Golf, Luring Players to Milwaukee Courses

FootGolf players play the same holes as traditional golfers...
Credit Scott Wise

While the world’s top golfers compete this weekend in the British Open, Milwaukee's Lincoln Park will host a FootGolf tournament.

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6:00 am
Tue March 18, 2014

Neighbors Come Together to Revitalize Park on Milwaukee's North Side

Johnsons Park is located along West Fond du Lac Avenue in Milwaukee.
Susan Bence

WUWM's Susan Bence talks to Vera Graves-Davis and Liz Drame about Johnsons Park.

Johnsons Park holds the distinction of being one of the most neglected green spaces in the Milwaukee County system.

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10:00 am
Wed February 12, 2014

Supporters of Milwaukee County Park Celebrate Its 100th Year

Sheridan Park Friends co-chair Antoinette Vnuk (left) and author Barbara Ali meet in the park.
Credit S Bence

Sheridan Park in Cudahy is about to celebrate its 100th birthday. We meet two people – one dedicated to the park’s future; the other has written book she hopes lures more people into all of Milwaukee’s green spaces.

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Politics & Government
1:00 am
Fri May 31, 2013

Parks Nominee Wants to Further Current Success

Parks nominee John Dargle speaks with reporters Thursday.
Credit Marti Mikkelson

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele has decided whom he wants to head the parks system: John Dargle.

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Politics & Government
11:32 am
Thu May 30, 2013

Milwaukee County Exec Picks New Parks Director

John Dargle is in line to become Milwaukee County's next parks director. Dargle has headed the Fairfax County Park Authority in Virginia.

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4:20 pm
Mon April 29, 2013

$14.6 Million in Milwaukee County Parks Improvements Underway

A new picnic shelter will be built this summer at Johnsons Park on Milwaukee's north side.

You will soon see a lot of yellow in Milwaukee County Parks. Dandelions sure, but also a whole bunch of construction equipment. Dump trucks and graders are just some of the gear workers will use to make much-needed repairs. The county plans to spend $14.6 million this year improving its parks, chipping away at a list of deferred maintenance needs totaling $300 million.

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12:31 pm
Thu August 16, 2012

Praise for Sue Black and Curiosity About Why She is No Longer Milwaukee County Parks Director

Black's tenure dotted with awards.

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele's office confirms that Sue Black is no longer Milwaukee County Parks Director. No reason has yet been stated. Members of the Milwaukee County Board are not yet commenting, many saying they did not have advanced notice about Black's departure.

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