Coming Summer Events

Promise Zone BIke Ride

Saturday, June 22nd, 1:30 pm
Departing and returning to Garden Homes Park, 2600 W Atkinson. 

Promise Zone LogoThis slow-paced seven mile ride will include highlights of the 1st and 7th Milwaukee Aldermanic Districts, including a visit to the Sherman Phoenix. Details here. or get the printable flier.
We especially value the partnerships we develop and appreciate the work of Northwest Side Community Development, Council President Hamilton's office and all the community partners involved, to make this a great community event.

Patriotic Park Cleanup

Friday, July 5, 2019
2 work shifts: 7 AM - 9 AM or 9AM – 11 AM
Hosted by Friends of Lincoln Park and Milwaukee County Parks

Cleanup Team PhotoCleaning up the park on July 5th is patriotic.  It's one of the most difficult days for Park Staff.  They put in a long day on July 4th, supporting picnics, parades and tons of park traffic leading up to the fireworks. Sign up for a cleanup shift to help out. Two work shifts to choose from, 7 am-9 am or 9am -11 am. Use this link to RSVPMeet at the Lincoln Park Blatz Pavilion, 1301 W. Hampton Ave.

Join us for the Parade and Fireworks on July 4th.

 We hope you'll join us in this celebration of our nation's independence. Fireworks in Lincoln Park begin just after sunset. Friends of Lincoln Park also plans to join the Glendale July 4th Parade.  If you'd care to join us, please reply to this email or email 

Paddle in the Park

Sunday July 7th, 1:00 pm
Friends of Lincoln Park invites you to paddle with us to celebrate urban wilderness. We will explore the beautiful and wild East Oxbow of Lincoln Park with its cattails, waterfowl and a beaver lodge. Explore a 50 acre pond with 3 channels and 4 islands on the Milwaukee River. The route is appropriate for canoes or kayaks. We plan to put in and take out at the same landing, not shuttling.
More info and RSVP at:

Fishing In Lincoln Park

Lincoln Park Community Fishing Club
inaugural meeting, Friday, July 12th at 4:30 to 6:30 pm
In a fabulous collaborative effort by Urban Ecology Center, the Wisconsin DNR and County Parks, A Lincoln Park Community Fishing Club will have its inaugural meeting on Friday, July 12th at 4:30 to 6:30 pm.  The Washington Park Urban Ecology center will have fishing gear and instructors available to help you get started.  Local fishermen will share some of their shoreline expertise. The group will meet initially at the Parkway boat landing at 4950 N Milwaukee River Parkway.  For more info or to get on the membership list for the Lincoln Park Community Fishing Club, contact Terry Evans:

A Super THANK YOU to Concert Sponsors

Our first Summer Concert was a huge success!
We fretted about the weather and all the details, but the stage, food, band and a beautiful audience arrived for our FIRST summer concert in the park. The clouds broke and we had SUNSHINE!  Everyone kept asking "When is the next one?  Will this be every tuesday? Unfortunately, a small volunteer group like ours was really stretched thin to pull off just this one event.  We certainly could not have done it without our generous sponsors and partnering organizations.
Many THANKS to our concert sponsors
  • Covanta Environmental Solutions (Presenting Partner)
  • WFA Staffing Group
  • Athea Laboratories, Inc
  • Acme Productions
Organizations partnering to make this event a success were Northwest Side Community Development Corp, Milwaukee County Parks and Friends of Lincoln Park. To become a  sponsor for our 2020 Concert, contact Dani Breen:  We are especially grateful to Dani Breen of NWSCDC and Sierra Taliaferro of Lincoln Park Friends for their tireless work.

We can use your financial support too.

Join Now ButtonDog-poop stations, yard signs, gloves, trash pickers, weed-out tools, t-shirts, fliers and posters are not free.  We love the sweat equity you give to our park but we could use your financial support too.
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