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

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

Board Diversity Policy

The Friends of Lakeshore State Park, a Nonprofit Organization, is committed to a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and members feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, or educational background.

DNR Staff

Park Manager

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

Naturalist Guide

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

Anne with an Owl

Park/Rec Specialists

Chris Sawall
Richard Imp
Ryan Mueller

Lakeside plant Installation

Board Members

President

David Wenstrup

Vice President

Manuel Raynal

Past President

Susan Frautschi

Secretary

Mary Jo Layden

Treasurer

Peter Campbell
CIBC Bank USA

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

Jim Plaisted
Historic Third Ward Association

William Schmitt
United Methodist Children’s Services of Wisconsin

Jill Broekhuizen

Barb Klein

Pam Schaefer

David Remstad

Robert Gosse, AIA
Milwaukee World Festivals, Inc.

Contact Us

Friends of Lakeshore State Park

500 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-274-4281
Email: admin@friendslsp.org

DNR-Lakeshore State Park

500 N Harbor Drive
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-274-4281
Email: angela.vickio@wisconsin.gov

In Memoriam

Chuck Ward

Founder, Friends of Lakeshore State Park