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President’s Message – April 2022

It has been a long winter and, like many of us, Lakeshore State Park is more than ready to totally embrace Spring. While Winter gave us interesting ice formations, colorful fishing huts on the frozen lagoon and birds such as goldeneye on open water, we are eager to welcome the return of red-wing blackbirds and more people enjoying the park …

Want To Sponsor a Table or Bench?

The Deadline Is April 1! Sometimes it’s the little things that count, like offering someone a place to sit and rest. What if you could offer this gift almost year-round and in a beautiful environment? Sponsoring a bench or picnic table at Lakeshore State Park is a way to do just that. The deadline for submitting a sponsorship application for …

President’s Message – March 2022

Hello everyone! It’s my pleasure, honor, and privilege to serve as the incoming president of the Friends of Lakeshore State Park. Sue Frautschi did great work leading the organization over the past three years, and we’re thankful for her continued support on our all-volunteer board. I love Milwaukee and the park. Hiking, cycling, birding, volunteering, and photography are some of …

Park Property Supervisor Update – March 2022

Red Wing Blackbird It’s been a while since the red-winged blackbirds migrated south for winter, but the return of one to the park this week suggests spring is just around the corner! Red-winged blackbirds are some of the ‘early nesters’ in the park, often making their homes in emerging cattails, and bunches of prairie grass when the cattails are slow …

February 2022 Newsletter

Bridge dedication honors a park supporter who built bridges of cooperation The bridge at Lakeshore State Park is an important point of connection between downtown and the Third Ward and between the Hank Aaron State Trail and the Oak Leaf Trail. And now the bridge officially recognizes someone known for making connections during his many years of public service. With …