Spring Fest This weekend in Lincoln Park
Saturday May 12th, Noon to 3 pm
Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1301 W Hampton Ave.
If it's cold and rainy, we don't care. We'll be warm inside for our 4th Annual Spring Fest. It's an All Ages Community Party! We have invited all our Community Partners (19 and counting) and did we mention all the FREE STUFF?:
The list of participants and events is too long to list but you can get the full list and a free Spring Fest poster here.
- Arts and Crafts for Kids of All Ages
- Free Healthy Snacks from Beans & Barley
- Community Resources
- Healthy Living Screening and Resources
- Yoga in the Park by Embody
- Paddling and Water Safety Info
- Free Seeds and Gardening Resources
- Sparkles the Water Wonder Dog
- And LOTS MORE...
Did we mention, Free snacks from Beans & Barley? AND Friends of Lincoln Park will be kicking off our neighborhood Don't Litter Campaign! Note, we changed the time Noon to 3 pm so we can all participate in the fabulous Promise Zone Bike Ride (Scroll down for info)
2nd Annual Promise Zone Bike Ride
As mentioned, we changed the time of Spring Fest to accommodate the Bike Ride. Join us for both. Some of will ride from the finish of the Bike RIde to Spring Fest.
- Saturday, May 12, 2018 @ 10AM-12PM
- Garden Homes Park – 2600 W Atkinson Av
- Free event – All ages welcome
Mother's Day Picnic and Paddle
Sunday, May 13th, Noon BYO Picnic, 1 pm Paddle.
This special event, jointly sponsored with the Sierra Club Great Waters Group, takes place at the Urban River Trail boat landing at 4950 N. Milwaukee River Parkway. Picnic is an informal, sit on the ground (or your boat, or bring a chair) type affair. We do not have a picnic site. Boat rentals may be available. Full info and RSVP info is here: www.meetup.com/Milwaukee-Area-Kayakers/events/248003651/
New Trail will Connect Lincoln and Estabrook Parks
First Work Day: Tuesday, May 15th, 2-5 pm.
Be a Trail Blazer! This is an exciting development. We have gotten clearance to build a "connector" trail between Lincoln and Estabrook Parks. It will run under three bridges and up to the Hampton Avenue bridge. With the completion of this trail, hikers will be able to walk along the river from Capitol Drive to Silver Spring without crossing any streets! But it can only happen with lots of muscle and sweat. Pitch in! Work gloves and tools will be provided. Join Friends of Lincoln Park AND Friends of Estabrook Park for our first Work Day: Tuesday, May 15th, 2-5 pm. Park in the Golf Course parking lot and meet in the clearing across the street by the river.
Spring Weed-out Dates Set
May 26th and June 16th, 9 am to Noon
We love Garlic Mustard! We love to pull it out by the roots, that is. Wildflowers are making a comeback in the park in many areas where we have been weeding. We are now in our 4th year of weed-outs! Many thanks to our Weed-Out Queen, Anne Stadler Vaillancourt we are really seeing results. Please join in and show her you care. It would make her and all of us soooo happy. Meet at the Blatz Pavilion, 1301 W Hampton at 9am. If you join us late, look for a sign with our location.
Get Involved - Join the effort.
Buoyed by our successful effort to save the Lincoln Park Pool (With the help of many groups, including NWSCDC) we are looking forward to planning more events, activities and projects to CELEBRATE LINCOLN PARK. Our board meets monthly on a Tuesday evening from 6:30 to 8 pm. If you have an idea for an event or project you'd like to champion, please join us at our next meeting June 5th. Email us at contact@LincolnParkFriends.org for location info.