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Aldermen celebrate renewed Foundation Park

Published April 25, 2019

Milwaukee Alds. Russell W. Stamper, II and Michael J. Murphy will celebrate the reconstruction of Foundation Park, 3700 W. McKinley Ave. in the East Martin Drive neighborhood, in an event Thursday from 4 until 6 p.m.

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MKE Rec kicks off playfield upgrades as City DPW opens new playground

Published Oct. 3, 2018

One day after the City of Milwaukee and members of the Green Bay Packers cut the ribbon on the new Galena Park Playground at 31st and Galena, built in partnership with MKE Plays, Milwaukee Recreation has announced a groundbreaking event that will kick off renovations at a trio of Milwaukee playfields.

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MKE Plays awarded prestigious NEA grant

Published May 9, 2016

The MKE Plays program has received a prestigious "Our Town" grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, said Ald. Michael J. Murphy, who helped launch MKE Plays last year.

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Marcus DeBack Playground renovation plans revealed

Published April 29, 2016

The MKE Plays program, which is helping to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds, will unveil plans for Marcus DeBack Playground during a news event Friday, April 29 hosted by the program's founder, Ald. Michael J. Murphy.

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MKE Plays poised to transform some of Milwaukee's neediest play spaces

Published May 12, 2015

The MKE Plays program, which endeavors to transform 12 of the city's most deteriorated playgrounds into models of local collaboration and renovation over the next three years, will be unveiled during a news event Wednesday, May 13, hosted by the program's principal architect, Common Council President Michael J. Murphy.

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MKE Plays aims to reconstruct 12 deteriorated playgrounds throughout city

Published March 25, 2015

At a time of rising obesity rates and increasingly sedentary lifestyles, Milwaukee Common Council President Michael J. Murphy wants more kids to share the experiences he had growing up: getting exercise and learning how to socialize at the playground. According to a Milwaukee NNS report, that's what he envisions with MKE PLAYS, a new initiative aiming to turn the city's 12 most deteriorated playgrounds into neighborhood centerpieces.