People in the Parks

People in the Parks

Our parks, our community, and our future are at the core of what we do. This focus on people is the inspiration behind People in the Parks, a new video series highlighting stories of community in parks. You can also view and share them on our YouTube channel.

Meet Jonah!

Our Lyrics for our Sanctuaries first-place poem, “Beyond These Grounds” by Jonah Denae

 Jonah Denae, 17, is a female rap artist and poet, born and raised in Milwaukee. Grown in an environment where determination was a must to be developed, Denae is coming with a sound you don’t necessarily hear from the music scene in Milwaukee. But still, catering to the influence. With an endless discography of lyricism and a flow intertwined with versatility, Denae is bringing back the feel of femcee hip hop that gives you a looksee of being rough around the edges and the realness of what can blossom within the cracks of the concrete. Poetry within her words. Rhythm within her lyrics.

Meet Travis!

Pulaski Park

The revitalization of parks builds community! In Pulaski Park, Travis Hope explains how the rebirth of the river is teaching young people that parks are a place for mental and physical healing.

Meet Trazarra!

Sherman Park

Through her exploration of parks in Milwaukee County, Trazarra found community. Our goal is to ensure that parks are a place for exploration and fun for young people, like Trazarra, for the years to come.

Meet Elizabeth!

Moody Park

In Moody Park, youth are leading in creating a park that they want to see for their community. Through community partnerships and youth voice, Elizabeth Brown is assisting in activating Moody Park as a place of unity. At Milwaukee Parks Foundation, our goal is to engage the community in expanding what is possible in our parks.

Meet Esperanza!

Pulaski Park

Parks play an essential role in the community. Parks are a natural resource, a central point, a green necklace surrounding and connecting the community. For Esperanza, Pulaski Park has been the central point of the community. Our goal at Milwaukee Parks Foundation is to ensure that parks are a place for the community now and for future generations.