Humboldt Park – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Humboldt Park covers 73 acres in the Bay View neighborhood. Each year, thousands of people take advantage of the beautiful scenery, cultural events, and numerous amenities. The park houses a outdoor music stage, park pavilion, war memorial, ambling trails, picnic areas, and lagoons. An extensive list of events provide visitors with plenty of reasons to enjoy Humboldt Park.
Humboldt Park Friends invite you to learn more about events, attractions and scenery that make this park special to the neighborhood and visitors.
Humboldt Park is one of six parks created when the city of Milwaukee established a Parks Commission in 1890. The park was originally named South Park and opened to the public in 1891. Its original 45 acres were completely fenced in. Extensive park construction occurred in 1893.
Humboldt Park offers an impressive blend of natural beauty with events and amenities creating an enjoyable urban park experience. There are many amenities that the community can take advantage of. Discover More >
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Join Humboldt Park Friends
Membership in Humboldt Park Friends enables you to vote for board leadership, support administrative costs, and help support our mission. Annual support membership is $10.
You can download the membership application here:
Humboldt Park Friends is hosting a spring cleanup in Humboldt Park. The volunteer effort takes place Saturday, April 30 9 am to Noon.
Bags and gloves will be available at the pavilion. If you have a rake or shovel, please bring it as we have limited supplies. When you first arrive, stop at the park pavilion for list of tasks.
You may have read recent news articles about park land zoning and a list of 43 parks that are not currently zoned as such. What isn’t being reported is that the County Executive had already initiated requests to local municipalities, prior to the County Board’s action, to change the zoning on those parcels from their current zoning designation to Parks District as soon as practicable.
I wish a Happy New Year to Humboldt Park Friends members and volunteers. It was a busy year in 2015 for our organization, and we have much to be proud of. I want to highlight a few accomplishments:
The Humboldt Park Friends annual meeting is Thursday, January 14, at 7pm. The event is held in the park pavilion across from the lagoon.
The annual board election will take place. Paid members from 2015 are eligible to vote. All nominations must be received prior to the meeting. If you wish to make a nomination, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The new bubbler is installed in the park pavilion. It took a little while for the coordination, but here it is…