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 County has been granted a Certificate of Appropriateness from the Historic Preservation Commission to demolish the Rustic Wooden Bridge, which should occur soon. Currently, the Lake Park Friends bridge committee is investigating contractors and is fundraising for bridge replacement.
Our Lake Park Projects
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.
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.