Domes

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"Tall timber tents" for rent in Hubbard Park

Published Dec. 17, 2019

Two "tall timber tents" have been temporarily erected in Shorewood's Hubbard Park and will be available for people to rent starting the morning of Wednesday, Dec. 18.

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Cafe Benelux to add heated domes to its rooftop

Published Nov. 8, 2018

Cafe Benelux is routinely voted as having one of best patios in the city, and the Third Ward locale is hoping to make it even better - or at least certainly a bit more unique - with the addition of large heated domes this winter.

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8 cool things to find at Mitchell Park Domes

Published June 22, 2018

The Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory is the perfect place to be this summer when the weather is bad but you still feel like being among plants. Here are eight plants you should look for while visiting the Domes.

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County Parks parking meter concept up for discussion at public meeting

Published Jan. 31, 2018

The 2018 County Budget includes language that could lead Milwaukee County Parks to charge a fee to park - via the installation of parking meters - in Milwaukee's green necklace of parks. Have your say at a public input meeting next Tuesday at The Domes.

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National Trust says Domes are a National Treasure & can be repaired

Published March 22, 2017

Today, the National Trust for Historic Preservation releases a new engineering report on the Mitchell Park Domes - which it calls a National Treasure - that the trust says "demonstrates a more comprehensive and cost-effective path forward for preserving the Domes."

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Domes' light show melts away winter blahs

Published Jan. 10, 2017

Baby, it's cold outside, but even in the depths of a Wisconsin winter overlaid with a polar vortex, it's always warm in the Mitchell Park Horticultural Conservatory, 524 S. Layton Blvd., which launches its annual train show and a stellar Thursday night light show.

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The year that was 2016

Published Dec. 31, 2016

Before the bells chime and the ball drops tonight, let's take one final look at just a handful of the good, the bad and the ugly events that made up the past 365 days. And then let's never speak of this year again.

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Ken Bone, the Domes, Summerfest and sports: Reviewing 2016 with Tyler Maas

Published Dec. 26, 2016

In the 11th episode of The Postgame Tailgate podcast, Jimmy Carlton and Matt Mueller brought on Tyler Maas, co-founder and editor of Milwaukee Record, to discuss 2016. Focusing mostly locally, with the requisite Ken Bone tangent, the guys talk about the year in review.

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Abele shares vision for parks, Domes, beer gardens and more

Published Nov. 23, 2016

2016 has been an intense year for seemingly everyone and everything, including the Milwaukee County Parks. There was upheaval and controversy, but also numerous positive parks moments. According to County Executive Chris Abele, there are more to come.

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Desert Dome scheduled to reopen on Oct. 29

Published Oct. 26, 2016

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that work has been completed in the Desert Dome at the Mitchell Park Conservatory, and that the third and final Dome will reopen to the public this Saturday, Oct. 29 - about a week ahead of schedule.

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Domes named to 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places

Published Oct. 5, 2016

The National Trust for Historic Preservation has named the Domes to its 2016 list of America's 11 most endangered historic places. The list spotlights important examples of the nation's architectural and cultural heritage that are at risk of destruction or damage.

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One of the Mitchell Park Domes to reopen to public on Friday

Published April 26, 2016

Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele today announced that one of the three Mitchell Park Domes, the Show Dome, will reopen to the public on Friday, April 29, at 11 a.m., two days ahead of the targeted reopening date of May 1.