No South Shore Friends Meeting in December

No South Shore Friends Meeting in December

Happy Holidays to the Friends of South Shore Park.

We will NOT have our regular friends group meeting at South Shore Pavilion on December 13. Please join us for our next meeting Tuesday January 10.

Happy Holidays to All and see you in the new year.


SS Frolics Meeting – Wednesday October 26

South Shore Frolics Community Meeting

County Supervisor Marina Dimitrijevic and Alderman Tony Zielinski are co-hosting a community meeting regarding the South Shore Frolics Festival and Parade.

The meeting is this Wednesday, October 26, 6:00pm at South Shore Park Pavilion.
All Friends of South Shore Park who are interested in the Frolics discussion are encouraged to attend and participate.

The Bay View Lions will participate. Parks Director John Dargle will also be present.

If you are unable attend, you may contact Alderman Zielinski at 414-286-3769 to share your comments.


September Adopt-a-Beach Event.

Hello friends,

Please join us for the Alliance for the Great Lakes annual September Adopt-a-Beach Event.

When: Saturday September 17, anytime between 9:00 and 10:30am

Meet on the paved trail at the large anchor near the northeast corner of the Park Pavilion. South Shore Park Pavilion is located at 2900 S. Shore Drive, Milwaukee.

This event will recognize 25 years of the Alliance for the Great Lakes Adopt-a-Beach program. Cleanup volunteers will be participating at beaches and shorelines around the Great Lakes. This event is in partnership with the Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup, sponsored in part by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program and NOAA.

Gloves and trash bags will be provided. Please consider bringing a bucket or plastic bag from home to reduce the event’s environmental footprint.

Join us for this popular cleanup event and help care for our Great Lakes!  Visit the South Shore Farmers Market before or after the event. Thanks for your help in advance!

Event Registration –

If you would like to help make a difference for South Shore Park, please join us at our next event or contact us at

Attend a Parks Public Input Session


Nine Workshops sponsored by County Executive Chris Abele have been scheduled between September 13 and October 5th as part of the Department of Parks & Recreation and Culture’s Parks 10 Year Master Plan and the 2050 Park and Open Space Plan. See Schedule below. The Park People urges everyone who cares about the future of our parks to attend at least one of these meetings to make your interest in our parks known.

Information gathered will support two major park planning efforts underway simultaneously: the 10-Year Parks System Master Plan and the 2050 Park & Open Space Plan. The 10-Year Parks Master Plan will provide recommendations for facilities, programs and services, maintenance and operation, and administration and management of the County park system. The 2050 Park & Open Space Plan will address long-range considerations including the preservation of environmental corridors, conservation lands, the recreational use of water bodies, and make recommendations on the distribution of parks and recreational facilities throughout the County.

Residents are encouraged to attend any of these upcoming public workshops. All forums will begin at 6:30 p.m. with a brief general presentation followed by a facilitated workshop.

Sept. 13, Kosciuszko Park Community Center, 2201 S. 7th St

Sept. 14, Lake Park Pavilion 3133 E. Newberry Blvd (lower level)

Sept. 15, Wilson Park Pavilion, 1601 W. Howard Ave.

Sept. 20, Brown Deer Park Golf Clubhouse, 7625 N. Range Line Road

Sept. 21, Gordon Park Pavilion, 2828 N. Humboldt Blvd.

Sept. 22, Dineen Park Pavilion, 6601 W. Vienna St.
Sept. 27, Sheridan Park Pavilion, 4800 S. Lake Drive

Oct. 4, McCarty Park Pavilion,2567 S. 79 St.

Oct. 5, Center Street Park Community Room, 6420 W. Clarke St.

Please take the time and attend one of these sessions!

The results of this planning will guide decisions about our beloved Milwaukee County Parks for the next 30 plus years.