Full Calendar of Activities

**Due to self-distancing and the stay-at-home order, Lake Park Friends will suspend all upcoming scheduled activities until further notice. We hope to be operational again very soon! But, you can still enjoy a walk in the park! To see upcoming events and activities in Lake Park, click here to see our calendar.


Ravine Road Update

12/7/19 – With an eye on both historic preservation and modern day concerns, and after thoughtful debate and research, the Lake Park Friends Board of Directors unanimously adopted a resolution on Ravine Road. Read the full post here.

1/6/20 – Keep Ravine Road Open to All: In support of this resolution, LPF started an ONLINE PETITION to save the road. Please sign and share the petition: Go to to add your voice by clicking 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 hired a building contractor and design is pending with plans to construct a new bridge in Spring 2020. 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 [email protected].

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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