Our parks need you!
Help us support the sustainability and vibrancy of our parks. 

Molson Coors, Milwaukee County Parks, and the Milwaukee Parks Foundation are embarking on an exciting journey to bolster the sustainability and vibrancy of our parks. Thanks to a transformative gift of $250,000 from Molson Coors, we are joining forces to raise an additional $250,000, celebrating the fifth anniversary of the Milwaukee Parks Foundation. Together, we aim to reach a monumental milestone of $500,000 dedicated to the preservation and enhancement of our beloved parks.

Take the Park Champion Pledge

Cheers to making a difference!

Every dollar raised contributes to preserving and enhancing our parks.
Can you help us reach our goal?

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We have secured $275,000 of our $500,000 goal!

THE NUMBERS

$500M

Deferred maintenance needs across the Milwaukee County Parks system in 2022.

Milwaukee County Parks had a backlog of deferred maintenance projects that would collectively cost $500 million.

1,060

Fewer full-time employees today than 1980

In the early ’80s, the Milwaukee County Parks were cared for by 1,300 full-time employees, but decades of budget cuts have led to a vast reduction in staff – now just 301 full-time team members.

$2.00

Monthly tax per Milwaukee County resident this year funding the parks

Milwaukee County residents contribute an average of $2.00 per month in taxes to support the parks. That $24.00 per resident each year equates to about $0.15 per year per park.

15,257

Acres of land owned by parks.

Our 301 hard-working, full-time staff manage over 15,000 acres of land – that’s the equivalent of each staff member maintaining over 40 Lambeau Fields on their own.

Bridge repair needed

BECOMING A PARK CHAMPION

By supporting Cheers to Our Parks, you are directly contributing to the ongoing care and enhancement of our beloved Milwaukee County Parks System, ensuring they remain accessible and enjoyable for all.

How can you get involved? Take the Park Champion Pledge today and join us in championing our parks’ sustainability. Explore the beauty of our green spaces by participating in our Cheers to Our Parks events.

First, Take the Pledge!

Sign up to take the pledge. By signing the pledge, you make a commitment to our parks.
We will stay in touch with you this year for updates on the campaign, discount codes for gear, events happening in our parks, and more!

Take the Park Champion Pledge

As a park champion, I commit to completing 3 of the 5 actions below in 2024.

    Donate

    to Milwaukee Parks Foundation to unlock Molson Coors’ $250k match

    Visit

    a Milwaukee County Park or beer garden

    Engage

    with Cheers to our Parks events and volunteer opportunities

    Share

    the Park Champion Badge and your park “why” on social media

    Support

    Cheers to our Parks with wearable gear

    UPCOMING EVENTS

    Thank you to our supporters!

    Milwaukee County Parks

    Molson Coors

    Branigan

    Milwaukee County Executive David Crowley

    Cheri & Tom Briscoe