Spring Membership Drive

It’s launch time for this year’s Friends Membership Campaign!  We invite you to support our wonderful urban gem on the lake and enjoy all it has to offer.

2023 Highlights

  • Purchased 1,000+ native plant plugs and the mulch and equipment needed to install them 
  • Recruited volunteers to help with spring plantings, pathway gravel installation, and stewardship to help combat invasive plants 
  • Raised funds to pay for three new picnic tables
  • Awarded a Greater Milwaukee Foundation grant to fund a seasonal Park Educator and Intern
  • In partnership with Friends of Wisconsin State Parks, funded new plant signage and an educational program with Schlitz Audubon’s Eagle & Friends
  • Successfully hosted the second annual Brunch on the Beach 
  • Successfully hosted the first annual Wild Flowers On The Water Festival
  • Sponsored Wilderness Inquiry’s Canoemobile for a second year 
  • Installed signage to educate visitors on the park solitary bee houses 

2024 Plans

  • Support a season park educator and an intern $27,000
  • Add gravel and seating to improve the kid’s prairie area $5,000 
  • Replace circulators to prevent ice at marina (3 plus a spare) $4,228 
  • Purchase a bird management laser for geese control $3,500 
  • Matching funds for a DNR Incentive Grant to promote education in the park $900
  • Support local music in the park at Brunch By the Beach $700
  • Support local music and dance at Wildflowers On The Water, sponsorship levels starting from $250

For more information about our plans for 2024, please email us at admin@friendslsp.org 

Please consider making a donation below today!

Park Pal Memberships
Individual: $25
Family: $50Prairie Patron Memberships
Rock Prairie: $100
Fox Prairie: $250
Kid’s Prairie: $500
Big Prairie: $1,000

Thank you! to the following members who recently joined or renewed:William Johnson 
Kate Freed 
Nancy Grainer