Jason haas


UPDATED: Beer gardens are making a comeback

Published June 11, 2020

As other cities plot to make streetside dining more available as a means for reopening struggling restaurants and bars, Milwaukee-area beer gardens are slowly dipping their toes into the water, and some are fully reopening.


Here's the schedule for the 2019 Traveling Beer Garden

Published Feb. 26, 2019

For those needing something to help keep them warm this week, here's a sentence that should help: We're just a handful of weeks away from beer garden season. And to confirm it, Milwaukee County Parks today announced the stops for the 2019 Traveling Beer Garden tour.


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.


County committee OKs spending to upgrade the Humboldt Park beer garden

Published March 14, 2017

If there's one thing a beer garden in Milwaukee really, really needs, it's a good bathroom. This morning, the County Board's Parks Committee voted to match $27,000 already raised to fund repairs and upgrades to the bathrooms at the Humboldt Park Beer pavilion in Bay View.


Should the County sell O'Donnell Park to NML?

Published July 10, 2014

Northwestern Mutual has proposed purchasing O'Donnell Park from Milwaukee County for $14 million, though according the the plan NML would receive a $1.3 million credit to pay for parking structure maintenance. The public would still have access to the park, pavilions and parking structure. Is this in the long-term best interest of Milwaukee?


Next up, beer garden #3: Humboldt Park

Published Jan. 21, 2014

Supervisor Jason Haas announced today that he's working with the Parks Department on a beer garden for Humboldt Park in Bay View this summer.


An appeal for Juneau Park Paddleboats

Published April 12, 2013

Juneau Park Paddleboats today informed OnMilwaukee.com of new developments in their pursuit of an appeal to save their business.


Longtime Veterans Park paddleboat vendor loses contract

Published April 3, 2013

Tim and Val Ritter report that, after 16 years, they have lost their contract with the Milwaukee Parks Department. They have to dismantle their shed and remove all equipment by April 18. Juneau Park Paddleboats will be replaced at the lagoon by California-based Wheel Fun Rentals, a franchise which operates close to 100 locations around the country.