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.
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.
Marcus DeBack Playground, the inspiration for the MKE Plays program, is now open again after a year of engagement, planning and construction. A celebration and ceremony marking the reopening is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 22 at 11 a.m. at the playground.
The new Milwaukee Bucks Foundation, which launched Monday with the mission of improving the quality of life for youth and families in Wisconsin, will focus its attention on three areas of critical need: youth education; youth health and wellness; and community betterment.
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.
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.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service reports that Riverwest residents met recently to discuss the future of Snail's Crossing Park, the third of 12 playgrounds to be rebuilt as part of the MKE Plays initiative.
As a permanent gift to the Milwaukee community, the Greater Milwaukee Foundation is partnering with the City of Milwaukee to replace three neighborhood playgrounds identified through the MKE Plays initiative.
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.
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.