About Us

Our Vision

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park partner with the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and our community to support Lakeshore State Park as Milwaukee’s premier urban lakefront destination for environmental and freshwater education, conservation, recreation and outdoor enjoyment

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Our Mission

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park is a non-profit organization chartered as a 501c(3) dedicated to supporting Lakeshore State Park and its partners. The Friends raise funds for and participate in educational programming, events, infrastructure, and marketing and build memberships and strategic alliances to succeed in these efforts

DNR Staff

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Park Manager

Angela Vickio
Angela.Vickio@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4281

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Naturalist Guide

Anne Duffy
Anne.Duffy@wisconsin.gov
414-274-4282

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Park/Rec Specialists

Chris Sawall
Katie Lesniewski
Maggie Szpot
Richard Imp
Leah Anderson

FLSP Board Members

President

Susan Frautschi

Vice-President

Manuel Raynal
City of Milwaukee

Past-President

Robert Gosse, AIA
Milwaukee World Festivals, Inc

Secretary

Mary Jo Layden

Treasurer

Peter Campbell
CIBC Bank USA

In Memoriam

Chuck Ward
Founder, Friends of Lakeshore State Park

Directors At-Large

Marc DeVries
Jefferson County

David Holmes
Stantec

Lee Kanwar
Johnson Controls, Inc.

Anthony Kazee
KG Development Group LLC

Juan Medina
Mega Cleaners LLC

Josh Morby
JRM Advisors

Michael R. Palmisano
Diversified Capital Management

Jim Plaisted
Historic Third Ward Association

Deneine Powell
African American Leadership Alliance of Milwaukee

William Schmitt
United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin

Jill Broekhuizen

Barb Klein

Pam Schaefer

David Wenstrup

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