Ravine Road Bridge Update

Based on supplemental structural engineering evaluations, which were commissioned by Lake Park Friends, a formal request has been made for Milwaukee County Parks to rehabilitate the Ravine Road Concrete Bridge because it will be safe, economically feasible in terms of... read more

Rustic Wooden Bridge Update

Lake Park Friends was present when the Historic Preservation Commission met to consider demolition of the Rustic Wooden Bridge, which spans the Locust Street Ravine. The Commission decided to table our Certificate of Appropriateness application until new construction... read more

Ravine Road Bridge Update

Oct. 2, 2018 — Lake Park Friends’ additional investigations of the Ravine Road Footbridge demonstrate that the bridge can be rehabilitated to meet today’s safety standards AND would last at least another 50 years. The County completed their review of the final... read more

Concrete Bridge Rehabilitation Report

In September 2017, Lake Park Friends hired TranSystems, an engineering firm specializing in the rehabilitation of historic concrete bridges, to conduct an independent review of bridge restoration alternatives. TranSystems concluded that additional testing is needed in... read more

Take a Stand on the Closing of Ravine Road * Meeting Postponed

June 23, 2017 IMPORTANT NOTICE: Tuesday, June 27, 2017 meeting has been postponed. There are on-going discussions regarding possible alternate funding sources for the bridge, therefore, this meeting will be rescheduled in the future to provide an update. Thanks to... read more

2016 Lake Park Friends Annual Meeting Draft Minutes

Lake Park Friends Draft minutes of the 20th Annual Meeting Lake Park Pavilion – Marcia Coles Community Room May 10, 2016 7:15-8:00pm 1. Welcome and Introductions – Alice Wilson Alice Wilson welcomed all attending the Lake Park Friends Annual Meeting and... read more

Public Meeting Regarding Ravine Road Footbridge

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 to 9:00 pm Marcia Coles Community Room, lower level Lake Park Pavilion 3133 E. Newberry Blvd. Milwaukee County Supervisor Sheldon Wasserman, along with Milwaukee County Parks Director John Dargle and MCP Landscape Architect Kevin... read more