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

Lake Side-Installation

Park/Rec Specialists

Chris Sawall
Maggie Szpot
Richard Imp
Colin Goyette
Ryan Mueller

FLSP 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.

Friends of Lakeshore State Park – 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.

In Memoriam

Chuck Ward
Founder, Friends of Lakeshore State Park

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