Calendar of Events & Activities

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Cirque du Lake Park 2019

Lake Park Friends’ annual fundraiser will be held on September 28, 2019. Come support the park! Information and tickets available here.


Ravine Road Bridge Update

Great news – it’s official! The Milwaukee County Parks Department announced at the Milwaukee County Board Parks, Energy & Environment Committee meeting yesterday, January 29, that the Ravine Road bridge will be rehabilitated. Read the full post here.


Rustic Wooden Bridge Update

The dilapidated Rustic Wooden Bridge, located just south of the playground in Lake Park, was torn down by a demolition contractor, who was hired by Milwaukee County Parks. Lake Park Friends will be hiring a building contractor by the end of April, with plans to construct a new bridge in Fall 2019. But, this depends on how successfully we can raise the necessary funds that are needed, which is approximately $150,000. At this point, LPF has raised $77,000. If you are interested in donating to the Rustic Wooden Bridge project, or have any questions, please contact our office at 414.962.1680 or

Our Lake Park Projects

Planting Trees

We have the good fortune of having a fabulous Frederick Law Olmsted historic landmark park in our back yard. Preserving it and enhancing its beauty and usefulness for all our enjoyment requires the work of many people, but most importantly it requires financial support from our community members.

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The Park’s Full of Rich History

What do Lake Park and New York’s Central Park have in common?

Frederick Law Olmsted was the leading landscape architect of the second half of the 19th century, and the architect of Lake Park in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Olmsted is perhaps best known for the design and creation of Central Park in New York and the U.S. Capitol grounds in Washington, D.C.

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