Friends of Lincoln Park
Annual Meeting and Presentation
Celebrating Safe Parks and Neighborhoods
Tuesday March 3rd, 6:30 pm,
Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1300 W Hampton
Everyone cares about Safety, in our streets, neighborhoods and public spaces. We believe Parks become safer when they are being used regularly. Sometimes, the perception of danger is just as serious as real danger, in preventing use of our parks. We think our park is safer than ever, but we want to hear from you. We want to give you an opportunity to take your concerns to public officials who can do something about it. Please join us on Tuesday, March 3rd for this important event.
- County Sheriff's Office- - Community Liaison
- City of Milwaukee - Office of Alderman Ashanti Hamilton
- Safe and Healthy Streets - Caressa Givens, Wisconsin Bike Federation
- Community Leaders -
- Leatha Morse - Residents for Change
- Andrea Pratt - Rufus King Neighborhood Association
Since March 3rd is also our annual meeting, We'll take a few minutes to Celebrate our 2019 accomplishments and bring exciting news about 2020 activities. Then,we’ll take 5 minutes out to introduce and elect our board for 2020. Please support our work and click Join Now to start or renew your membership. Membership level ranges from $10 to $100 depending on your ability to donate. More info here.
We are always looking for people with fresh ideas and energy, to join our board or lead projects. Just email us or come to any events to get started.
Help us once again as we join Milwaukee RIverkeeper for their annual Spring River Cleanup. You can join us on water or land. Water is a vital part of Lincoln Park and our lives. Hundreds of volunteers are needed for this event. We hope you'll join us. Meet at the Blatz Pavilion. Register early to get a free t-shirt. Here's the Link to register
Saturday, April 18th, 9 am to Noon
Park People 2020 Gala
Saturday, April 25th, 6 - 11:30 pm
Silent and Live Auctions to raise funds for Friends groups and the Park People. Live music by the Eddie Butts Band. Sponsorships and Partnership opportunities available.
Boerner Botanical Gardens
9400 Boerner Drive, Hales Corners, Wisconsin
TICKET AND SPONSORSHIP INFO HERE.
Join us for our 5th annual Spring Fest Park Celebration. Enjoy activities for kids of all ages, healthy snacks and lots of community resources. Meet and greet neighbors. Come and get some free seed packets too. Did we mention the free healthy snacks? Watch for more info coming soon! At the Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1300 W Hampton Ave. If your group is interested in reserving an information table, please contact Sally Callan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday, May 2nd, Noon to 3 pm
Spring Weedouts, April 4th, 25th, & May 16th
We love Garlic Mustard. We love to yank this invasive weed out by its roots and watch the native wildflowers return. Help us control invasive plants in the park and protect the wild Wisconsin native habitat. This is a great service project for your school, business or civic group. Groups should contact Anne Stadler Vaillancourt at email@example.com
Our three scheduled Spring Weed-Out dates are Saturday April 4th, 25th, & May 16th 9am to 12pm. Mark these dates in your calendar! Meet at the Blatz Pavilion.
Sunday Picnic & Paddle In the Park
Explore urban nature by boat. Lincoln Park features miles of beautiful river shoreline that includes wildlife habitat on four islands and a Beaver lodge. Our first paddle will be Sunday May 10th. Again this year we are partnering with the Sierra Club for a Mother's day Picnic before the paddle. Picnic at 1 pm, Paddle at 1 pm. We'll meet at the Milwaukee River-Trail boat Landing at 5000 N Milwaukee River Parkway, just north of Hampton Avenue. We list our Paddle events on www.MeetUp.com/ProjectPaddleMilwaukee so check there for updates and to RSVP. Maps and instruction are available. Bring your own canoe or kayak. PFD’s are required by state law.
Our Second Annual Summer Kick-Off Concert
Groove to the Reggae sounds of King Solomon. Food and beverage trucks will be there so just come and enjoy. We hope to make this just the start of more musical celebrations in the Park. We are also seeking sponsors to help cover our costs and to promote your business or organization. For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday, June 2nd, 5:30 to 8:30
Black History Month Event
Friends of Lincoln Park is proud to be a part of a Monday, February17th Black History Month Event, Honoring African American Environmental Pioneers. Each of ten honorees will receive a gift from Lincoln Park. The event will start at 5:30 at the Wisconsin Black History Society/Museum. More info at this link: http://bit.ly/green-pioneers